Applied Vegetation Science

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

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

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The editors have selected a couple of articles per issue in order to highlight their significance to vegetation science research. These articles are free to read until the end of the volume!

Volume 16, Issue 4

High-resolution remote sensing data improves models of species richness
Linda Camathias, Ariel Bergamini, Meinrad Küchler, Silvia Stofer & Andri Baltensweiler

Identifying the trait syndromes of conservation indicator species: how distinct are British ancient woodland indicator plants from other woodland species?
Adam Kimberley, George A. Blackburn, James D. Whyatt, Keith Kirby & Simon M. Smart

Editors' Award

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Loïc PellissierThe recipient of the 2013 Journal of Applied Vegetation Science Editors' Award is Loïc Pellissier for the paper 'Spatial predictions of land-use transitions and associated threats to biodiversity: the case of forest regrowth in mountain grasslands'.

This paper is an excellent example of how modern methods of spatial modelling can be used to identify priority areas for conservation. Many temperate grasslands harbour high species richness, but they are threatened by cessation of mowing or livestock grazing and subsequent forest regrowth. Pellissier et al. used six modelling techniques to develop a predictive model of forest regrowth on former grasslands based on environmental and socio-economic variables, and site accessibility for humans.

Read the full list of recipients since 2001 here.

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Vegetation survey: a new focus for Applied Vegetation Science
Milan Chytrý, Joop H. J. Schaminée, Angelika Schwabe

Restoration of native plant communities in a Hawaiian dry lowland ecosystem dominated by the invasive grass Megathyrsus maximus
Selita A. Ammondt, Creighton M. Litton, Lisa M. Ellsworth, James K. Leary

Classification and description of alluvial plant communities of the Piedmont region, North Carolina, USA
Elizabeth R. Matthews, Robert K. Peet & Alan S. Weakley

Quantifying species trait-functioning relationships for ecosystem management
L.H. Comas, S.C. Goslee, R.H. Skinner & M.A. Sanderson

A phytosociological and phytogeographical survey of the coastal vegetation of western North America: beach and dune vegetation from Baja California to Alaska
Manuel Peinado, Francisco Manuel Ocaña-Peinado, Juan Luis Aguirre, José Delgadillo, Miguel Ángel Macías; Gustavo Díaz-Santiago

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