Journal of Vegetation Science

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

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

Impact Factor: 2.924

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 4/64 (Forestry); 42/211 (Plant Sciences); 45/153 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1654-1103

Associated Title(s): Applied Vegetation Science


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  1. Research Articles

    1. Integral occurrence probability: combining cover and relative shoot frequencies based on bounded point-to-plant distances

      Hans Van Calster and Christian Damgaard

      Version of Record online: 4 APR 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12527

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      Measurements of point-to-plant distances allow estimation of cover, relative shoot frequencies and integral occurrence probabilities. The latter integrates species’ presence-absence patterns in all circular areas centered around a sample of points and up to a maximum search distance. It discriminates among a wide range of plant spatial distribution patterns and is appealing for applied contexts such as conservation management monitoring.

    2. A trait-based approach to understand the consequences of specific plant interactions for community structure

      Christian Schöb, Petr Macek, Nuria Pistón, Zaal Kikvidze and Francisco I. Pugnaire

      Version of Record online: 23 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12523

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      Interactions among plants are species-specific. Using functional traits of plant species we showed how effect traits of cushion-forming plants are closely linked to response traits of species associated to those cushion plants, and finally to the species composition associated to cushions. The study therefore mechanistically demonstrates species-specificity of plant–plant interactions and how important this is for biodiversity.


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