Tag: VCS

EIVE 1.0 – The largest system of ecological indicator values in Europe is now available

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Geographic coverage of the 31 ecological indicator value systems that entered the calculation of the consensus system of EIVE 1.0 (image from the original article).

This Behind the paper post refers to the article Ecological Indicator Values for Europe (EIVE) 1.0 by Jürgen Dengler, Florian Jansen, Olha Chusova, Elisabeth Hüllbusch, Michael P.…

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VCS: Important news

The post provided by Jürgen Dengler (on behalf of all VCS Chief Editors)

CiteScoreTracker of Vegetation Classification and Survey in December 2022.

With the third year of Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), IAVS’ gold open access journal, coming to a successful end, the Chief Editors have two important announcements:

First, Thanks to the generosity of IAVS, articles from first authors who are IAVS members remain exempt from article processing charges (APCs) until 30 June 2023.…

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Climatic definitions of the world’s terrestrial biomes

Prepared by Javier Loidi, Gonzalo Navarro-Sánchez and Denys Vynokurov

Domains, Ecozones, Biomes and Subbiomes of the Earth. Distribution of the 20 subbiomes across the world. 1a Polar tundra, 1b Tundras of the temperate mountains in cryoro belt, 1c Tundras of the tropical mountains in cryoro belt, 2a Lowland boreal Taiga, 2b Forests and shrublands of the temperate oro belt, 3a Temperate deciduous forests, 4a Lauroid evergreen forest of the lowlands, 4b Conifer coastal forests, 4c Tropical montane cloud lauroid and conifer evergreen forest, 5a Oceanic sclerophyllous-microphyllous evergreen forests and shrublands (Mediterranean), 5b Continental scrub and woodlands, 5c Patagonian shrubland, 6a Forest-steppe, 6b Grass-steppe, 7a Cold deserts and semi-deserts, 7b Temperate deserts and semi-deserts, 7c Warm deserts and semi-deserts, 8a Tropical xeric shrublands and woodlands, 8b Tropical pluviseasonal forests and woodlands, 9a Tropical rain forests.
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Translating a semi-supervised classification into a hierarchical expert system: Navarran grasslands demonstrate a way forward in classification approaches

The post provided by Idoia Biurrun & Jürgen Dengler

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

The post provided by Jürgen Dengler (on behalf of all VCS Chief Editors)

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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