Tag: AVS

Double-blind review procedure in the Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science

Post prepared by Milan Chytrý, Valério Pillar, Jodi Price and Viktoria Wagner

Charles Fox and colleagues recently published a study that raised concerns about the fairness of the peer-review process in scientific journals (Fox et al., 2023). They conducted an extensive experiment in Functional Ecology, in which each manuscript submitted to this journal was randomly assigned to be reviewed with author identities anonymized vs.…

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Results of the Photo Contest for JVS/AVS 2024 cover pictures

The winners of the Photo Contest for JVS/AVS 2024 cover pictures are TJ Watt and Adolf Češka. Here are the new journal covers with their photographs. The forerunners are Alexandre Pereira, Martin Macek and Maxwell Oliveira.

Epiphytic community of lichens, bryophytes and ferns on the branches of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) in the Great Bear Rainforest on the Pacific coast of British Columbia, Canada.
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New Associate Editors of JVS and AVS

We are pleased to announce that new Associate Editors joined our journals:

Journal of Vegetation Science

Arshad Ali, Hebei University, Baoding, China
Josep Padullés Cubino, Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
Eric Lamb, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Sergey Rosbakh, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Julian Schrader, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Guilherme Seger, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Amanda Taylor, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Ole R.

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Restoration of invaded temperate grasslands: species phenology adds to microsite and seed availability

Prepared by Cecilia D. Molina, Pedro M. Tognetti and Pamela Graff

Selective clipping treatment within experiment carried out on the Flooding Pampa grassland (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in an exclosures dominated by Festuca arundinacea. Photo credit: Pedro Tognetti

Conserving plant diversity in temperate grasslands faces significant challenges due to biological invasions.…

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To graze or not to graze? Historical management of hay meadows in the Carpathian Mountains

Prepared by Monika Janišová

Distribution of the seven Carpathian dairy farming systems applied between 1850 and 1950 based on a synthesis of literature data. The yellow background represents areas with regular spring grazing of fields and hay meadows. The blue background indicates the destinations of long-distance transhumance in the lowland regions.
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Biomass fine-scale variation is predictive of functional composition and diversity in grazed grassland

Prepared by Nicolas Caram, Felipe Casalás, Marcelo O. Wallau, Pablo Soca, Valério D. Pillar, Monica Cadenazzi & Pablo Boggiano

Sampling at the Experimental Station “Bernardo Rosengurtt” of Faculty of Agronomy, Universidad de la República (32°21’59” S, 54°26’37” W). Photo credit: Felipe Casalás

The adjustment of livestock number per unit area affects the aboveground biomass and its variation in space and time, which is a tool in grassland management for biodiversity conservation and livestock production.…

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The power of seeds: the resilience of a restored plant community to fire

The post provided by Ebony Cowan

Smoke tent trail stimulating germination of the soil seedbank in restored Banksia woodlands. Photo credit: Ebony Cowan

This post refers to the article Soil seedbank development of smoke-responsive plant species in a 23-year restoration chronosequence and implications for resilience to fire by Cowan and colleagues published in Applied Vegetation Science (https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12713

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