Scientific Topics

The main theme of the symposium is “Vegetation patterns and their underlying processes”.

Suggested topics for oral and poster presentations:

  • Spatial and temporal patterns of species diversity and composition
  • Processes underlying vegetation patterns
  • Belowground vegetation science: roots, rhizomes and microbes
  • Functional, genetic and phylogenetic diversity in plant communities
  • Ecological interactions in plant communities
  • Environmental drivers and vegetation change
  • Global patterns and processes
  • Anthropogenic effects on vegetation
  • Alien species in plant communities
  • Community assembly rules
  • Plant population dynamics in changing landscapes
  • Vegetation management, land-use planning and conservation
  • Restoration of plant communities of high conservation value