Tag: VCS

Translating a semi-supervised classification into a hierarchical expert system: Navarran grasslands demonstrate a way forward in classification approaches

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View of Beriain mountain, central Navarre (Spain). On the foreground participants in the Field Workshop walking along a stand of Potentillo-Brachypodion pinnati (Brachypodietalia pinnati, Festuco-Brometea) (Photo credit: Monika Janišová).
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VCS now included in Scopus

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Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), IAVS’ gold open access journal, is now included in Scopus, the world’s most comprehensive literature and citation database. On 17 February 2022, the publisher and the Chief Editors have been informed that less than two years after journal foundation, our application was successful.…

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Fine-grain beta diversity in Palaearctic open vegetation: variability within and between biomes and vegetation types

By Iwona Dembicz, Jürgen Dengler, François Gillet, Thomas J. Matthews, Manuel J. Steinbauer, Sándor Bartha, Juan Antonio Campos, Pieter De Frenne, Jiri Dolezal, Itziar Garcia-Mijangos, Riccardo Guarino, Behlül Güler, Anna Kuzemko, Alireza Naqinezhad, Jalil Noroozi, Robert K. Peet, Massimo Terzi & Idoia Biurrun

Sampling of a standard “EDGG Biodiversity Plots” in a meso-xeric pasture in Armenia, which was used in this study to derive fine-grain beta-diversity data.
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VCS: new editors and other news in 2022

Jürgen Dengler (on behalf of all VCS Chief Editors)

Vegetation Classification and Survey, IAVS’ gold open access journal, welcomes two new Associate Editors:

  • Jorge Capelo, Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Oeiras, Portugal
  • Arkadiusz Nowak, Opole University, Opole, Poland

Further, we welcome four new members of our Editorial Board:

  • Reginald Tang Guuroh, Forest Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Alireza Naqinezhad, University of Mazandaran, Balbolsar, Iran
  • Vanessa Leite Rezende, Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA), Lavras, Brazil
  • Gaolathe Tsheboeng, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

For 2022, three new Special Collections of articles have been launched, and the submission of abstracts for consideration is still possible:

  • African vegetation studies (edited by Reginald Tang Guuroh, Miguel Alvarez, Leslie Brown, Manfred Finckh, Ute Schmiedel, Gaolathe Tsheboeng & Jürgen Dengler)
  • Grasslands of Asia (edited by Jürgen Dengler, Idoia Biurrun, Pavel Krestov, Alireza Naqinezhad & Arkadiusz Nowak)
  • Neotropical vegetation (edited by Gwendolyn Peyre, Bianca Andrade, Alejandro Velazquez & Melisa Giorgis)

Finally, yet importantly, it should be highlighted that thanks to the generous support of IAVS papers of first authors who are IAVS members will be exempt from article processing charges (APCs), if the original submission takes place until 31 December 2022.…

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New Special Collection on “Neotropical vegetation” launched by VCS

By Gwendolyn Peyre (Guest Editor of the Special Collection) & Jürgen Dengler (Chief Editor of Vegetation Classification and Survey)

The IAVS Regional Section Latin America and the Caribbean and IAVS’ gold open access journal “Vegetation Classification and Survey” are proud to launch a joint Special Collection dedicated to “Neotropical vegetation”.…

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VCS Editors’ Award 2021 goes to Iwona Dembicz

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Award winner Iwona Dembicz during fieldwork in a Ukrainian salt steppe. Photo credit: J. Dengler.

VCS Editors’ Award 2021 goes to Iwona Dembicz and colleagues for the paper Fine-grain beta diversity in Palaearctic open vegetation: variability within and between biomes and vegetation types.…

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New Special Collection on “Grasslands of Asia” launched by VCS

By Jürgen Dengler (Chief Editor of Vegetation Classification and Survey), Alireza Naqinezhad and Arkadiusz Nowak

Stipetum lipskyi in Veshan Valley in western Pamir-Alai, Tajikistan. Photo credit: A. Nowak

The Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (www.edgg.org) and IAVS’ gold open access journal “Vegetation Classification and Survey” are proud to launch a joint Special Collection dedicated to “Grasslands of Asia”.…

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