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AgriWeedClim database – a new collection of data for the study of arable habitats

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Centaurea cyanus in a wheat field. This species provides ecosystem services in form of pollinators but can also cause yield loss. Photo credit: Franz Essl

This Behind the paper post refers to the article AgriWeedClim database: A repository of vegetation plot data from Central European arable habitats over 100 years by Michael Glaser, Christian Berg, Fabrizio Buldrini, Serge Buholzer, Jana Bürger, Alessandro Chiarucci, Milan Chytrý, Pavel Dřevojan, Swen Follak, Filip Küzmic, Zdenka Lososová, Stefan Meyer, Dietmar Moser, Petr Pyšek, Urban Silc, Alexander Wietzke, Stefan Dullinger, and Franz Essl, published in Applied Vegetation Science (https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12675

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Controlling the abundance of a native invasive plant does not affect species richness or functional diversity of wet grasslands

By Marie-Therese Krieger, Julia Ditton, Harald Albrecht, Barteline Martina Baaij, Johannes Kollmann & Leonardo Henrique Teixeira

The yellow flowering marsh ragwort (Jacobaea aquatica) contains toxic components making it a problematic plant in grasslands. Photo credit: Marie-Therese Krieger

Marsh ragwort (Jacobaea aquatica) is a poisonous plant naturally occurring in pre-alpine wet grasslands in Central Europe.…

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Increasing abundance of an invasive C4 grass is associated with larger community changes away than at home

Prepared by Alida A. Hábenczyus, Csaba Tölgyesi, Róbert Pál, András Kelemen, Eszter Aradi, Zoltán Bátori, Judit Sonkoly, Edina Tóth, Nóra Balogh & Péter Török

Maps and photographs of the localities of the surveyed sites in the native (North American) and the non-native (Hungarian) ranges of Sand Dropseed.
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Are historical land use patterns and chemical soil characteristics complementary for assessing the restoration potential of Nardus grassland?

By Frederik Van Daele, Thierry Onkelinx, Kris Verheyen, Hans Van Calster, Maud Raman, Jasper Van Ruijven & Luc De Keersmaeker

The presence of a species-rich Nardus grassland adjacent to the ancient forest of Halle in Flanders (northern Belgium) is explained by the land-use and management history of the site.
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Degradation influences equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics in rangelands: implications in resilience and stability

By Dardo R. López, Laura Cavallero, Priscila Willems, Brandon T. Bestelmeyer & Miguel A. Brizuela

Photo of the Patagonian steppes where the study was carried out located in Pilcaniyeu (Rio negro province, Argentina). Photo credit: Dardo López.

Our work focused on the study of the ecological resilience of alternative states in steppes of Patagonia (Argentina).…

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JVS and AVS are looking for new members of the Editorial Review Boards

The Journal of Vegetation Science (JVS) and Applied Vegetation Science (AVS) are seeking colleagues interested in serving on the Editorial Review Boards of the journals. We welcome all vegetation scientists with experience in international scientific publishing, and as we aim at diverse and dynamic Editorial Review Boards, we particularly encourage people based outside Europe, early-career researchers and women to apply.…

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Coping with changing plant-plant interactions in restoration ecology: Effect of species, site, and individual variation

Prepared by Pedro J. Garrote, Antonio R. Castilla & Jose M. Fedriani

The Mediterranean dwarf palm (Chamaerops humilis) spreads along the typical landscape of study sites in Doñana National Park (south-western Spain). (Photo credit: Pedro J. Garrote)

Most ecological interactions can usually be positive, negative, or neutral, depending on the balance between benefits and costs for their participants.…

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