Journal of Vegetation Science

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

Impact Factor: 3.372

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 3/64 (Forestry); 27/196 (Plant Sciences); 35/140 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1654-1103

Associated Title(s): Applied Vegetation Science

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Editors' Award

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Jeanne BodinThe recipient of the 2013 Journal of Vegetation Science Editors' Award is Jeanne Bodin for the paper 'Shifts of forest species along an elevational gradient in Southeast France: climate change or stand maturation?'.

The effect of climate change has been demonstrated through upward shifts in species. However, Bodin et al. issue an important warning: upward shifts might be caused by factors other than climate change. They used extensive data from two forest inventories in southeastern France. Indeed, there has been a significant mean shift in optimal altitude of 18 m. However, forests have also changed. When Bodin et al. examined a subset of mature forests they found no evidence of species ascending. Thus, their results suggest that forest succession — and not climate change – is the likely cause of the upward migration of species in their region.

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The following are the most downloaded papers in Journal of Vegetation Science during 2013

Plant species richness: the world records
J. Bastow Wilson, Robert K. Peet, Jürgen Dengler, Meelis Pärtel

Mapping plant strategy types using remote sensing
Sebastian Schmidtlein, Hannes Feilhauer, Helge Bruelheide

Pluralism and diversity: trends in the use and application of ordination methods 1990-2007
Henrik Von Wehrden, Jan Hanspach, Helge Bruelheide, Karsten Wesche

Towards consistency in vegetation classification
Miquel De Cáceres, Susan K. Wiser

Assessing species and community functional responses to environmental gradients: which multivariate methods?
Michael Kleyer, Stéphane Dray, Francescode Bello, Jan LepŠ, Robin J. Pakeman, Barbara Strauss, Wilfried Thuiller, Sandra Lavorel

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