Tag: AVS

Methods in Vegetation Science – a new article type and a new article collection in JVS and AVS

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The Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science have introduced a new article type and a new journal section: Methods in Vegetation Science. At the same time, a new Spotlight article collection has been published on the journals’ website, in which all the methodological papers published since 2018 have been made Free Access.…

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High resistance of plant biodiversity to moderate native woody encroachment in loess steppe grassland fragments

By Balázs Teleki, Judit Sonkoly, László Erdős, Béla Tóthmérész, Mátyás Prommer & Péter Török

Loess grassland richly decorated with Adonis vernalis. Photo credit: Balázs Teleki

Loess grasslands are among the most species-rich habitat types in the world, often containing up to 40-60 species on a single square meter.…

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JVS/AVS launched Spotlights: online collections with free-access papers

Explore Spotlights, a new feature on the websites of JVS and AVS. Spotlights are collections of articles of a certain type that were published in our journals in the past, and will also include such articles published in the future. Our publisher, Wiley, kindly made all the previously published articles included in the Spotlight collections free-access.…

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We renamed our blog into Vegetation Science Blog: Official blog of the IAVS journals, newly hosted at vegsciblog.org

There is an important update we would like to share with you: we changed the domain name of our blog into vegsciblog.org, and renamed our blog into Vegetation Science Blog: Official blog of the IAVS journals. The reason is that from now, we serve as a blogging platform for all three IAVS journals, newly including also Vegetation Classification and Survey.…

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Trade-offs between fire hazard reduction and conservation in a Natura 2000 shrub–grassland mosaic

By Vasco Silva, Filipe X. Catry, Paulo M. Fernandes, Francisco C. Rego & Miguel N. Bugalho

Vasco Silva (the first author of the paper) surveying the habitats dominated by gorse shrublands of Ulex jussiaei and grasslands of Stipa gigantea in Sintra mountain, western coast of Portugal, before the prescribed fire execution.
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Spatial patterns of tree recruitment in a montane Hawaiian wet forest after cattle removal and pig population control

Prepared by Thomas Ibanez & Patrick J. Hart

Scattered trees (Metrosideros polymorpha, Myrtaceae) in Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Island of Hawaiʻi, U.S. Photo credit: Patrick J. Hart.

As on many remote tropical islands, the natural ecosystems of Hawai’i have greatly suffered from the introduction of ungulates such as cattle, pigs and goats.…

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