The Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) in 2019–2020

  • Jürgen Dengler Vegetation Ecology, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR), Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Grüentalstr. 14, 8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland & Plant Ecology, Bayreuth Center for Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER), University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstr. 30, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany & German Centre for Integrated Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Deutscher Platz 5e, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
  • Alla Aleksanyan Department of Biology and Biotechnologies, Armenian National Agrarian University, Teryan 74, 0009,Yerevan, Armenia & Department of Geobotany and Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Botany aft. A.L. Takhtajyan of NAS RA, Acharyan 1, 0040, Yerevan, Armenia
  • Didem Ambarlı Terrestrial Ecology Research Group, Department for Ecology and Ecosystem Management, Technical University of Munich, Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2, D-85354 Freising, Germany & Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Düzce University, 81620 Düzce, Turkey
  • Idoia Biurrun Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, P.O. Box 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
  • Iwona Dembicz Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, Institute of Environmental Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Żwirki i Wigury St. 101, 02-089 Warsaw, Poland
  • Anna Kuzemko Department of Geobotany and Ecology, M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Péter Török MTA-DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group, Debrecen, Egyetem sqr 1, 4032 Hungary
  • Stephen Venn 12 Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 11), 00014, Finland
Keywords: biodiversity, conservation, Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG), grassland, GrassPlot, Palaearctic Grasslands, vegetation-plot database

Abstract

This report summarizes the activities and achievements of the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) from July 2019 to December 2020. During this period, Covid-19 allowed only one live event, the 14th EDGG Field Workshop to the alpine vegetation of Switzerland, organised ad hoc as a replacement for the cancelled Field Workshop in the Ukrainian steppes. The cancelled Eurasian Grassland Conference in Spain found a partial replacement in “Talk Grasslands!”, a series of online talks during winter 2020/2021. EDGG’s own diamond open access periodical, Palaearctic Grasslands, is a novel combination of scientific journal, photo magazine and member newsletter. With five issues during the reporting time it contributed much to EDGG’s attractiveness. EDGG edited four Special Features in international journals (Tuexenia, Hacquetia, Flora) and contributed 13 chapters on grasslands and shrublands of the Palaearctic biogeographic realm to the Encyclopedia of the world’s biomes. EDGG’s vegetation-plot database GrassPlot with multi-scale and multi-taxon diversity data of grasslands and other open habitats of the Palaearctic is now integrated into the EDGG website with the GrassPlot Diversity Explorer.

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Published
2021-01-13
How to Cite
DenglerJ., AleksanyanA., AmbarlıD., BiurrunI., DembiczI., KuzemkoA., TörökP. and VennS. (2021) “The Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) in 2019–2020”, Hacquetia, 20(1), pp. 171–176. Available at: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/hacquetia/article/view/9495 (Accessed: 4March2021).
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