Tag: AVS

Secondary succession on landslides in submontane forests of central Taiwan: Environmental drivers and restoration strategies

By Chien-Fan Chen, Ching-Feng Li, Chu-Mei Huang, Huan-Yu Lin & David Zelený

Sampling of spontaneously recovered vegetation after landslide disturbance in Central Taiwan, East Asia. A 20 m × 20 m plot was set up within the landslide area to investigate the species composition and environmental variables.
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Call for papers: special issue on grazing effects in Applied Vegetation Science

Post provided by Péter Török

Cattle grazing in wooded pastures in Sweden. (Photo credit: R. Lindborg)

Guest editors: Péter Török (Hungary, chair of guest editors), Regina Lindborg (Sweden), David Eldridge (Australia) & Robin Pakemann (United Kingdom).

Understanding grazing effects on the plant composition and functional diversity of vegetation, as well as its effects on ecosystem functioning and services, is essential from both theory and applications.…

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Testing collection-time reduction in fine-root biomass estimation in Atlantic Forests

Prepared by Cinthia Silva, Vinícius Londe, André D’Angioli, Bruno Bordron, Carlos Joly & Simone Vieira

Example of fieldwork using the temporal prediction method in the montane Atlantic Forest. Photo credit: Cinthia Silva.

Studying the ecosystem’s functioning below the ground surface is not an easy task.…

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JVS/AVS Editors’ Awards for 2021

JVS Editors’ Award goes to Stephan Getzin and colleagues for the paper “Definition of “fairy circles” and how they differ from other common vegetation gaps and plant rings“.

AVS Editors’ Award goes to Sofía Campana and Laura Yahdjian for the paper “Plant quality and primary productivity modulate plant biomass responses to the joint effects of grazing and fertilization in a mesic grassland“.…

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New Editors of JVS and AVS

We welcome new Associate Editors of our journals.

Journal of Vegetation Science

Jonathan Bennett, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Antonio Gazol, Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Zaragoza, Spain
Yasuhiro Kubota, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Japan
Attila Lengyel, Centre for Ecological Research, Vácrátót, Hungary
Francesco Maria Sabatini, University of Bologna, Italy

Applied of Vegetation Science

Erwin Bergmeier, University of Göttingen, Germany
Giselda Durigan, Forestry Institute of São Paulo State, Brazil
Lena Neuenkamp, University of Bern, Switzerland
Orsolya Valkó, Centre for Ecological Research, Vácrátót, Hungary

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A rapid method to quantify small-scale vegetation patch structure to complement conventional quadrat surveys

Prepared by Liam Butler & Roy Sanderson

View across Redesdale in North East England, UK. Photo credit: Liam Butler.

The standard vegetation quadrat is probably the most common method to survey plant communities, and thousands of scientific papers have been published in which some field data was collected via quadrats.…

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Beyond species richness and community composition: using plant functional diversity to measure restoration success in jarrah forest

Prepared by Rachel Standish, Aaron Gove, Andrew Grigg and Matthew Daws

Restoration ecologists on a newly restored mine site in the jarrah forest bioregion. Reference jarrah forest in the background. Photo credit: Richard J. Hobbs.

Ecological restoration has matured as a science and a practice since its inception in the 1980s.…

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Traditional cattle grazing can maintain functional diversity of oriental beech forests

The post provided by Zahed Shakeri, Daniel Simberloff, Markus Bernhardt-Römermann and Rolf Lutz Eckstein

Cows resting in a summer camp at an altitude of about 2300 meters in Talish, Iran. Photo credit: Mohammad Aminpour.

This post refers to the article The impact of livestock grazing and canopy gaps on species pool and functional diversity of ground flora in the Caspian beech forests of Iran by Shakeri et al.,…

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