publishes original papers in the fields of vegetation ecology. The journal covers all aspects of phytosociology in a comprehensive sense, i.e. including interactions between plant (and animal) organisms (coenological geobotany), the history and origin of phytocoenoses, vegetation dynamics, floristic and structural analysis of the plant cover (classification and ordination), fundamental environmental studies of plant ecosystems (synecology), pattern analyses from the ecosystem to the landscape level, and aspects of reproduction, dispersal and population biology in plant communities. The journal is open to methodological, theoretical, experimental and applied approaches. Phytocoenologia was founded in 1973 by R. Tüxen.