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Solid as a rock: The main drivers of changes in natural, rocky plant communities

Prepared by Kamila Reczyńska & Krzysztof Świerkosz

Early spring aspect of one of our rocky grassland replot from the Alysso-Festucion pallentis Moravec in Holub et al. 1967 alliance, on serpentinites in the Góra Radunia nature reserve (Sudetes Foreland, Poland, 20.04.2009). Photo credit: Krzysztof Świerkosz

Recent years have brought dynamic changes in the vegetation worldwide arising from the destruction or transformation of ecosystems by humans, climate change, nitrogen pollution and the introduction of invasive species.…

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Mangrove transgression into Everglades marshes: a process to be accepted or resisted?

A post provided by Mike Ross, John Meeder, and Susana Stoffella

Mike Ross and Jack Meeder emerge from a helicopter as the Southeast Saline Everglades research project was initiated in 1996. The mangrove scrub in the foreground had recently been killed back during a freeze event that had little effect in the adjacent tree island.
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Trait divergence in plant community assembly is generated by environmental factor interactions

Prepared by Valério D. Pillar

Expected values of a trait (t1) in a set of simulated communities. The trait is selected by two random environmental factors (e1 and e2) according to specified linear functions. In (a), trait t1 is additively affected by factors e1 and e2, and in (b), it is determined by both factors plus their interaction, according to linear function slopes shown in the insets.
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Call for Abstracts: Journal of Vegetation Science, Special Issue “Alpine Vegetation and Global Change”

Guest Editors

  • Gwendolyn Peyre, Colombia
  • Jiří Doležal, Czech Republic
  • Mark Hovenden, Australia
  • Anke Jentsch, Germany
  • Susanna Venn, Australia
  • Borja Jiménez-Alfaro, Spain

Scope of the Special Issue

The Special Issue aims to address the combined effect of anthropogenic and climatic threats as drivers of vegetation dynamics in a changing world.…

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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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Call for Abstracts: “Island plant communities: natural experiments at the intersection of biogeography, conservation and global change ecology”, Special Issue in the Journal of Vegetation Science

The rugged, uninhabited Montecristo Island (Italy) was made famous by the A. Dumas novel The Count of Monte Cristo (1844). The real treasure hosted by this island is the biodiversity it hosts, such as diverse flora and the oldest known individuals of Quercus ilex, the evergreen tree dominating the Mediterranean forest vegetation, which is facing issues due to climate change but also by the feral goats, introduced long time ago on the island.
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Towards more reproducibility in vegetation research

The post provided by Marta Gaia Sperandii, Manuele Bazzichetto, Glenda Mendieta-Leiva, Sebastian Schmidtlein, Michael Bott, Renato Augusto Ferreira de Lima, Valério D. Pillar, Jodi N. Price, Viktoria Wagner and Milan Chytrý

Temporal trend in the percentage of articles published in the Journal of Vegetation Science (JVS) and Applied Vegetation Science (AVS) with data (left) or code (right) made available by the authors.
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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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