Applied Vegetation Science

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

Impact Factor: 2.416

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 7/64 (Forestry); 55/196 (Plant Sciences); 58/140 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1654-109X

Associated Title(s): Journal of Vegetation Science

Meelis Pärtel


My main research topic is macroecology of biodiversity. I am trying to look beyond the borders of the existing paradigm. I'm studying evolutionary and landscape history of ecological communities, elaborating new theories, methods and approaches. I have been intrigued by linking large- and small-scale processes with biodiversity, especially the species pool concept and community assembly. I'm working with genetic, functional, phylogenetic and below-ground plant diversity.

My research objects have been various plant communities globally, but especially grasslands in different continents.

Keywords: Grassland; Macroecology; Species diversity/richness; Species pools; Theory

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