The Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) in 2016-2017

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  • Stephen Venn
  • Didem Ambarll
  • Idoia Biurrun
  • Jürgen Dengler
  • Anna Kuzemko
  • Péter Török
  • Michael Vrahnakis

Research units

  • University of Helsinki
  • Duzce University
  • University of the Basque Country
  • University of Bayreuth
  • German Centre for Integrated Biodiversity Research (IDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
  • M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany
  • University of Thessaly
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • MTA Centre for Ecological Research


This report summarizes the activities and achievements of the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) from mid-2016 through to the end of 2017. During this period, the 13th Eurasian Grassland Conference took place in Sighişoara, Romania, and the 14th conference was held in Riga, Latvia. The 10th EDGG Field Workshop on Biodiversity patterns across a precipitation gradient in the Central Apennine mountains was conducted in the Central Apennines, Italy, this time in addition to multi-scale sampling of vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens, also including one animal group (leaf hoppers). Apart from the quarterly issues of its own electronic journal (Bulletin of the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group), EDGG also finalised five grassland-related Special Features/Issues during the past 1.5 years in the following international journals: Applied Vegetation Science, Biodiversity and Conservation, Phytocoenologia, Tuexenia and Hacquetia. Beyond that, EDGG facilitated various national and supra-national vegetationplot databases of grasslands and established its own specialised database for standardised multi-scale plot data of Palaearctic grasslands (GrassPlot).


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • conservation, Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG), fauna, grassland, GrassPlot, Palaearctic, vegetation, vegetationplot database.

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