This information appeared in COENOSES 11(1):3-28 , 1996. Published by
C.E.T.A., Gorizia, Italy
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COENOSES (VOLUMES 1-10)
Ladislav Mucina & Dagmar Mucina
Institute of Botany, University of Vienna, Rennweg 14,
A-1030 Wien, Austria;
Keywords: Bibliography, Coding, Environmental statistics,
Feoli, Journal, Literature search, Multivariate analysis, Orloci,
Scientific publishing, Theory of vegetation science.
Abstract: A bibliography of 178 papers, editorials and notes
published in Coenoses volumes 1-10 (1986-1995) is presented.
It contains several indices featuring the sources (summary information
on papers), authors, disciplines, geography, ecosystem type as well
as an extensive list of keywords.
The scope and aims of Coenoses
Coenoses was founded by Prof. Enrico Feoli
(Trieste, Italy) and Prof. L szlą Orląci (London, Canada)
in 1986 as a new scientific journal devoted to community
research and "to serve as an international forum for an
interdisciplinary dialogue regarding the theoretical
bases of community studies, methods and research results"
(cited from the Scope and Objective of the Journal).
Coenoses publishes original scientific works, review
papers, reports of meetings, information on new software
tools, and short notes and editorials. Structure and
function of biotic communities, as well as population-
biological studies, are the declared main core of
publishing in the pages of Coenoses.
The first issue of the journal was
published by Proxima (Trieste), and later ones by
Edizioni Lint (Trieste). Since volume 7, publication of
the journal has been in the hands of C.E.T.A.
(International Center for Theoretical and Applied
Ecology), a private research institute located in
Gorizia, Italy. The sponsors of the journal are Consiglio
Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), the University of
Trieste, Regione Autonoma Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and the
Province of Gorizia. L szlą Orląci served at the
beginning as Secretary and later as Editor-in-Chief,
while Enrico Feoli acted as Managing Editor. Starting
with volume 11, Norm Kenkel (Winnipeg, Canada) takes over
Every new journal is strongly shaped by its
founders. Both L. Orląci and E. Feoli rank among the
leading personalities in numerical and statistical data
analysis in ecology. Topic areas such as the application
of multivariate and univariate statistics, mathematical
modelling, data-banking, and GIS applications became, and
continue to be, the leading themes of Coenoses. By
focusing on the development of new methods for the
treatment of data in ecology, taxonomy and population
biology, the journal has filled an important niche in the
ecological publishing landscape (see the indices
'Scientific Disciplines' and 'Methods' below). Papers
examining theoretical aspects of ecology, and vegetation
science in particular, predominate. Although the journal
has published ca. 20 papers featuring zoological topics,
a future challenge for Coenoses is to broaden its scope
and to focus more on animal populations and communities.
The authors of papers published in Coenoses
come from many countries, with Canada, Italy, Hungary,
USA, South Africa and several Third World countries (e.g.
Argentina, China, Ethiopia, Sudan) making up the most of
the published material. The strong impact of the works of
L. Orląci and N. Kenkel (Canada), W. Conley and G. Patil
(USA), E. Feoli (Italy), M. B. Dale (Australia) and J.
Podani (Hungary) is indisputable. The association of the
journal with the University of Trieste, the International
Centre for Science and Technology, the International
Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Third World
Academy of Sciences, and C.E.T.A. (all institutions
located in Trieste or Gorizia, and connected through the
personality of Enrico Feoli) has fostered strong links
between Coenoses and science in the Third World. The
above-mentioned organizations, as well as the Summer
Schools of the International Association for Vegetation
Science (headed by L szlą Orląci), have organized a
number of scientific meetings, modelling courses, and
hands-on workshops that have brought together experts in
theoretical ecology and numerical data analysis with
colleagues from Africa, China, South America, and Eastern
Europe (which at the time were still isolated by the Iron
Preparation of the bibliography
The bibliography was produced using Sci-
Mate (Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia,
USA), a software package for entering, searching, and
retrieving bibliographic items (e.g. paper citations),
and for automatically producing and editing reference
lists. The program also composed the citation formats
used in preparing the Source Index. Each entry
(bibliographic citation) in the Sci-Mate data bank
contains the name(s) of the author(s), title, source
(journal, proceedings), volume, pages, year, editors
(optionally in the case of proceedings and compendia),
place of publication, publisher (also optionally in the
case of books) and keywords (excluding words in the
title). Additional fields coded for syntaxa, disciplines,
ecosystems, and geographic units for each article.
The program BIBIND (Jrgen Geiáelbrecht,
Wien) was used to produce indices based on various fields
containing codes for disciplines, ecosystems, and
geographic units. BIBIND was also used to combine
keywords with words (or groups of words) in article
titles to form a common Keyword Index. The indices
produced by BIBIND were subsequently edited to improve
Structure of the bibliography
The bibliography consists of the following
indices: Source Index, Authors Index, Discipline Index,
Geography Index, Ecosystem Index, and Keyword Index.
The Source Index contains references to all
papers published in Coenoses volumes 1-10. All
publication entities, including scientific papers,
editorials, introductions to special volumes, obituaries,
etc. have been included. Book reviews and two preceding
bibliographies are not considered.
Each item is introduced by a runningnumber. In total
178 papers are covered. The name(s) of
the author(s) follow(s) in the next line. Since users
often look for papers using authors as the main
guideline, author(s) names are given in bold. The title
of the paper is given next, followed by the year, volume
and pagination as a separate entry. Unlike preceding
Coenoses indices, titles are given using both capital and
low-case letters. A list of keywords (headed by the
abbreviation "KW") is given. To save space, keywords are
presented as a line-ordered list. Disciplines (DI),
geography (GG) and ecosystem (EC) codes follow, each on a
separate line. All other indices have been derived from
the Source Index using the above-mentioned software.
All authors, regardless of their position
in joint-authored papers, are given in alphabetic order.
Family name is given first, followed by initials. Names
of Chinese and Ethiopian colleagues are given in full.
The running number(s) of papers follows the name of each
This index lists, in alphabetical order,
the codes for scientific disciplines featured in the
papers; the running numbers of the relevant papers follow
this code. The coding system differs somewhat from that
used in previous Coenoses indices. Codes are summarized
in Table 1.
Like the preceding Index, the Geography
Index contains an alphabetic sequence of codes for
countries (including independent state units) as well as
large-scale geographic units such as continents and
subcontinents. Each is followed by the running numbers of
pertaining papers. Codes are summarized in Table 2.
The ecosystem types dealt with in
particular papers are listed (by abbreviations), followed
by the running numbers of the relevant papers. The three-
letter ecosystem codes are summarized in Table 3.
This extensive index contains entries
derived from both aricle titles and the KW-section of the
Source Index. Entries are ordered alphabetically, and are
followed by the running numbers of relevant papers. The
Latin names of organisms and syntaxa are printed in
Acknowledgements: We thank Jrgen
Geiselbrecht for the computer programme BIBIND, Norm
Kenkel for valuable information and corrections, and
Enrico Feoli for encouragement. We dedicate this
bibliography to our friend, Professor L szlą Orląci, the
founder and editor of Coenoses.
text file contains the indices .