Tag: VCS

Vegsciblog is two years old!

Prepared by David Zelený, Viktoria Wagner and Peter Minchin (blog editors)

Location of readers accessing vegsciblog.org between September 1, 2019, and August 31, 2020 (darker colour indicates more readers). Source: Google Analytics.

In August 2020, we celebrated the second anniversary of our blog, so let us stop here for a while and summarize what happened in the past year.…

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Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) is inviting proposals for a Special Collection of papers on the ‘International Vegetation Classification’

By Wolfgang Willner

Title of the Special Collection: The ‘International Vegetation Classification’ initiative: case studies, syntheses, and perspectives on ecosystem diversity around the globe.

Editors: Don Faber-Langendoen (US), Wolfgang Willner (AT), Liu Changcheng (CN), John Hunter (AU), Gonzalo Navarro (BO)

Outline: The ‘International Vegetation Classification’ (IVC) project aims at providing a consistent, systematic, and authoritative description and classification of the world’s terrestrial ecosystems.…

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Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS): publish without fees

By Jürgen Dengler (VCS Chief Editor)

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) is the new gold open access journal of IAVS devoted to vegetation classification and ecoinformatics. To facilitate the start of the new journal, the IAVS Councils has decided on 24 July 2020 to waive all article processing charges (APCs) of papers submitted in 2020 and 2021 by first authors who are IAVS members.…

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A new vegetation-plot database for the coastal forests of Kenya

By Maria Fungomeli, Anthony Githitho, Fabrizio Frascaroli, Saidi Chidzinga, Marcus Cianciaruso & Alessandro Chiarucci

Kaya Kambe sacred forest, Kenya. Photo credit: Steve Okoko Ashikoye.

After two years of intense research work as a collaboration between the University of Bologna and the National Museums of Kenya, we produced the first standardised data set of the coastal forests of Kenya.…

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[Deadline extended to July 31, 2020] Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) is inviting proposals for a Special Collection on “Classification of grasslands and other open vegetation types in the Palaearctic”

By Jürgen Dengler

Journal: VCS is the new gold open access journal of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), started in May 2020. It is devoted to vegetation classification with any methodological approach and at any organisational scale. There is no limit to the length of articles as long as it is justified by the content.…

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VCS now with an attractive cover

By Jürgen Dengler, VCS Chief Editor

Vegetation Classification and Survey, the gold open access journal of IAVS in the fields of vegetation classification and ecoinformatics now has an attractive cover: https://vcs.pensoft.net/issue/2933. It was designed by the VCS Chief Editors together with the publisher to highlight both the diversity of vegetation types from around the globe that are covered in the journal and, via the similarity in style, the close connection to the two other IAVS journals, JVS and AVS.…

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The lowland seasonally dry subtropical forests in central Argentina: vegetation types and a call for conservation

Prepared by Sebastián R. Zeballos, Melisa A. Giorgis, Marcelo R. Cabido, Alicia T.R. Acosta, María del Rosario Iglesias & Juan J. Cantero

The remaining patches of “Espinal” forest surrounded by an extended matrix of soybean in Central Argentina. Photo Credit: Pereyra Mariana

The introductory photo illustrates the actual conservation status of the lowland seasonally dry subtropical forest in central Argentina and perhaps in many other places in the Neotropics.…

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