The Awards Committee administers the Awards Program of the Association (except for the Editors’ Award) and proposes to the Governing Board scientists to receive Association awards.
Chair, Joop H. J. Schaminée
Business & Management Special Committee
The Business & Management Special Committee oversees the administration and management of the Association, and advises the Governing Board in developing future business plans.
Chair: Susan Wiser
Members: to be added
Global Sponsorship Committee
The Global Sponsorship Committee is responsible for facilitating greater participation in the Association by vegetation scientists facing financial and/or linguistic challenges, and for reviewing applications for waiver of membership fees and applications for free digital access to JVS and AVS.
Chair, Alicia Acosta
The Meetings Committee coordinates the Symposia of the Association and associated excursions. It evaluates proposals to host the meeting, advises the local organizing committees, and works to assure conformance with the established guidelines of the Association.
Chair, Valério De Patta Pillar
The Membership Committee serves to promote increased membership in the Association and better services for members. This includes solicitation of input from members or potential members, and the assessment of member services and benefits.
Chair, Michael Palmer
The Publications Committee oversees the publications of the Association. It reviews and approves proposals from the Chief Editors for major changes in the structure and content of the journals, and is responsible for a recurring 4-year review of the Chief Editors.
Chair, Robert Peet
Members: Helge Bruelheide (DE)
Hans Henrik Bruun (DK)
Jessica Gurevitch (US)
Michael Manthey (DE)
Bastow Wilson (NZ)
Martin Zobel (EE)
2011-2012 Annual Report of the Publications Officer
Vegetation Classification Special Committee
The Vegetation Classification Special Committee serves as a contact for all vegetation
classification and mapping initiatives, facilitates communication among working groups
and helps to pass information to all members.
Chair, Javier Loidi
Miquel De Caceres
Website & Social Media Special Committee
The Website & Social Media Special Committee reviews the general structure and content of the Association website, updates links to other websites, and develops ideas about how to use new social media for communication in the Association.
Chair, Nina Smits (acting)
Miquel De Cáceres
Jesse M. Kalwij
The Ethics Committee discusses ethical guidelines and standards for publications, but also for the practice and application of research in vegetation science. Its aim is to develop a Code of Professional Ethics for the International Association for Vegetation Science.
Chair, Kerry Woods