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Occurrence of Australian woody species is driven by soil moisture and available phosphorus across a climatic gradient

Prepared by Jingyi Ding, Samantha K. Travers & David J. Eldridge

Recording woody species at a site along a 100m transect in a Callitris spp. open woodland in eastern Australia. Photo credit: Jingyi Ding

When you are walking in the bush or hiking in a forest in Australia, you can find a diverse range of woody plants, with some species more often growing in dense forests but other species only occurring on open woodlands.…

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Extreme drought has limited effects on soil seed bank composition in desert grasslands

Prepared by Alejandro Loydi & Scott Collins

General view of the (a) Chihuahuan Desert grassland and (b) Great Plains grassland experimental sites. Photo credit: Alejandro Loydi.

Climate change will impact all ecosystems across the globe, with particularly strong effects on mean annual temperature and rainfall.…

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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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Multiple soil factors explain eutrophication signals in the understory vegetation of temperate forests

Prepared by Marina Roth, Hans-Gerhard Michiels, Heike Puhlmann, Carina Sucker & Markus Hauck

Vegetation field survey in a typical low-productive oak forest on acidic soil without signs of eutrophication. The photograph shows one of the study sites located in the Black Forest, southwest Germany.
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Tree invasion in secondary grasslands diminishes herbaceous biomass and diversity: A study of mechanisms behind the process

By Antonella Ferraina, Cecilia D. Molina, Noemí Mazía, Gervasio Piñeiro, Isabel Miranda & Enrique José Chaneton

Experimental design used to evaluate the effect of tree invasion and shading on grasslands. Photo credit: Antonella Ferraina

Woody-plant invasion in grasslands is a global problem widely reported during the last decade.…

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Fire-triggered flowering is the dominant post-fire strategy in a tropical savanna

Heloiza L. Zirondi, Mark K. J. Ooi & Alessandra Fidelis

Lippia horridula, a forb species flowering within two weeks after the fire at the study site in Central Brazil. Photo credit: Heloiza L. Zirondi.

In many vegetation types across the globe where fire is present, plants have adaptations to the fire regime to survive and reproduce.…

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Frost-driven lower treelines in Angola and their implications for tropical forest–grassland mosaics

Prepared by Manfred Finckh, Janika Wendefeuer & Paulina Meller

The transition of ecotone grasslands to grasslands at the confluence of the Río Cusseque and its western tributary, Río Sovi. Our network of temperature data loggers yielded the lowest temperatures in this area, where the nocturnal flows of cold air from both valley systems converged.
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Linking functional diversity, trait composition, invasion, and environmental drivers in boreal wetland plant assemblages

Brandon Allen and his colleagues summarized the results from a recent paper in the Journal of Vegetation Science (https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.13073) illustrating the complex relationships between functional diversity, terrestrial invaders, and the surrounding environment in boreal wetlands. Read more about these relationships at the ABMI blog.…

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