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: 2015: 6/66 (Forestry); 57/209 (Plant Sciences); 59/150 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1654-109X

Associated Title(s): Journal of Vegetation Science

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  1. Combined effects of livestock grazing and abiotic environment on vegetation and soils of grasslands across Tibet

    Yun Wang, Gwendolyn Heberling, Eugen Görzen, Georg Miehe, Elke Seeber and Karsten Wesche

    Accepted manuscript online: 19 APR 2017 03:56PM EST | DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12312

  2. Moderate grazing sustains plant diversity in Afromontane grassland

    Lize Joubert, James S. Pryke and Michael J. Samways

    Version of Record online: 12 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12310

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    Plant species richness and dominance of Afromontane grassland respond to intensity of cattle grazing in accordance with the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis, especially at small spatial scales (1-m2). Moderate grazing reduces differences in fitness among grasses and forbs, and limits niche overlap by reinforcing natural variability in the landscape. Indicators of heavily-grazed grassland include several alien plant species.

  3. Designing seed mixtures for restoration on alpine soils: who should your neighbours be?

    Knut Rydgren, Dagmar Hagen, Line Rosef, Bård Pedersen and Asa L. Aradottir

    Version of Record online: 12 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12308

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    In an alpine field experiment, we studied how four different seeding treatments (single species and in mixture) in four different soil types affected percentage cover of the seeded vegetation after three years. There were large differences both between seeding treatments, with single seeded Festuca ovina achieving the largest cover, and between soil types. A result with implication for alpine restoration.

  4. Urban or rural areas: which types of surrounding land use induce stronger edge effects on the functional traits of tropical forests plants?

    Tassiane N. F. Guerra, Elcida L. Araújo, Everardo V. S. B. Sampaio and Elba M. N. Ferraz

    Accepted manuscript online: 5 APR 2017 02:55AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12315

  5. Direct seeding of 16 Brazilian savanna trees: responses to seed burial, mulching and an invasive grass

    Raíssa R.P. Silva and Daniel L.M. Vieira

    Version of Record online: 23 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12305

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    Direct seeding is an effective technique to plant numerous kinds of Cerrado tree species for restoration. Overall germination was 43% and overall survival was 69%, resulting in a success of 30% after 1 yr. Emergence is increased when soil is well prepared and there are mechanisms to control invasive species.