Working Groups Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG)

The Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) is a network of researchers and conservationists interested in Palearctic natural and semi-natural grasslands. We live from the activities of our members. Everybody can join EDGG without any fee or other obligation.

Latest news:

April 13, 2017 - 14th Eurasian Grassland Conference
Semi-natural grasslands across borders
4-11 July 2017 in Riga, Latvia and Western Lithuania
Conference webpage:
Our last bulletin is available. The main items in this Bulletin are the invitation to the next EDGG Field Workshop in Serbia, a scientific paper on Italian grasslands, a book review and information about forthcoming events. Please click to download and enjoy reading!

The EDGG covers all aspects related to natural and semi-natural grasslands, in particular:
plants - animals - fungi - microbia - soils - taxonomy - phylogeography - ecophysiology - population biology - species' interactions - vegetation ecology - syntaxonomy - landscape ecology - biodiversity - land use history - agriculture - nature conservation - restoration - environmental legislation - environmental education

The basic aims of the EDGG are:

  • to compile and to distribute information on research and conservation in natural and semi-natural grasslands beyond national borders;
  • to stimulate active cooperation among grassland scientists (exchanging data, common data standards, joint projects).

To achieve its aims, EDGG provides four facilities for the information exchange among grassland researchers and conservationists:

Depending on both the wishes and the contributions of our members, 
one could think of additional activities, such as:

  • organisation of grassland sessions at conferences of other organisations,
  • organisation of specific courses for students, scientists, and practioners (e.g. determination of byophytes, lichens or critical vascular plant groups; methods in vegetation sampling and classification; methods in biodiversity research; conservation measures),
  • organisation of field trips (e.g. for sampling relevé data in under-
    represented regions),
  • establishment of common data standards for national/regional vegetation databases and combination of such data in large-scale meta-analyses,
  • joint application for international research projects.


Contact persons:
Peter Török, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Idoia Biurrun
Report: 2013

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