Tag: VCS

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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First articles of Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) are online

Editorial provided by Jürgen Dengler

Vegetation Classification and Survey, the latest academic journal by the International Association for Vegetation Science, is officially launched with the publication of six research papers, accompanied by an inaugural Editorial, explaining the mission and key features of the novel scholarly outlet.…

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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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Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), the new IAVS journal

Prepared by Jürgen Dengler, Idoia Biurrun, Florian Jansen & Wolfgang Willner

In summer 2019 IAVS decided to start a new, third association-owned journal, Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), next to Journal of Vegetation Science (JVS) and Applied Vegetation Science (AVS). VCS is replacing the collaboration of IAVS with Borntraeger Science Publishers in publishing Phytocoenologia, which ended 2019, with a journal fully integrated in IAVS’ journal portfolio.…

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