Applied Vegetation Science

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Chief Editors: Milan Chytrý, with Alessandro Chiarucci, Valerio Pillar, Meelis Pärtel (Chair of the Editors)

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 6/64 (Forestry); 53/211 (Plant Sciences); 54/153 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1654-109X

Associated Title(s): Journal of Vegetation Science

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  1. Changes in floristic composition and physiognomy are decoupled along elevation gradients in central Argentina

    Melisa A. Giorgis, Ana M. Cingolani, Diego E. Gurvich, Paula A. Tecco, Jorge Chiapella, Franco Chiarini and Marcelo Cabido

    Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12324

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    Most vegetation descriptions tacitly assume that floristic composition and physiognomy are tightly linked. We found that floristic types were significantly and positively associated with more than one physiognomic type and vice versa. Additionally, both types responded differently to the elevation gradient. We encourage managers and restoration practitioners to consider the complete range of possible physiognomic types under each floristic type.

  2. Conservation value of disturbed and secondary forests for ferns and lycophytes along an elevational gradient in Mexico

    César I. Carvajal-Hernández, Thorsten Krömer, Juan Carlos López-Acosta, Jorge A. Gómez-Díaz and Michael Kessler

    Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12318

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    Our study shows that the fern assemblages of different forest types are susceptible to human disturbances to varying degrees. Humid montane forests (middle elevation) in the study region appear to be strongly affected because of their naturally high humidity and low light availability, so that transformation of the forest structure leads to major microclimatic changes that strongly affect the fern flora.

  3. Restoration of peatland by spontaneous re-vegetation after road construction

    Marte Dalen Johansen, Pernille Aker, Kari Klanderud, Siri Lie Olsen and Astrid Brekke Skrindo

    Accepted manuscript online: 11 JUL 2017 08:55AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12329

  4. Roadsides: An opportunity for biodiversity conservation

    Juan M. Arenas, Adrián Escudero, Ignacio Mola and Miguel A. Casado

    Accepted manuscript online: 10 JUL 2017 10:35AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12328

  5. Winter supplementary feeding influences forest soil seed banks and vegetation

    Bogdan Jaroszewicz, Kamil Kwiecień, Patryk Czortek, Wanda Olech and Ewa Pirożnikow

    Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12319

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    The winter supplementary feeding significantly affects vegetation and soil seed banks of forest ecosystems in a local scale (25–50 m off the haystack). To minimize this negative effects of supplementary feeding, it should be concentrated in very few places, and the preference should be given to hay of local origin, made of native plant species in forest meadows.