About What is IAVS
The International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) is a worldwide union of scientists and others interested in theoretical and practical studies of vegetation: its composition and structure, history, classification, distribution, ecology, dynamics, management and uses in the landscape. The main goals of the IAVS are to facilitate personal contacts among vegetation scientists all over the world and to promote research in all aspects of vegetation science and its applications.

Our official aims are:
  • to promote research and education in vegetation science
  • to promote the publication of research results in vegetation science
  • to facilitate scientific and personal contacts among vegetation scientists of all countries
  • to promote applications of vegetation science
  • to increase awareness of and to disseminate knowledge about vegetation.
  • Toward these ends we hold meetings and excursions, sponsor publications, and provide mechanisms for vegetation scientists to communicate with each other and the world at large.
 For a more detailed description, see our Vision Statement.

Latest Issues

Journal of Vegetation Science

Applied Vegetation Science

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