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According to the EDGG Bylaws, the Executive Committee normally consists of seven members, elected for a term of two years. Information about the current eight members of the EDGG Executive Committee and their responsibilities is given below.

 

 

 

 

ALLA ALEKSANYAN

Responsibilities
within EDGG:

Editor-in-Chief
of homepage

Deputy
coordinator
of conferences

Contact:
​Department of Geobotany
and Plant Eco-Physiology 
​Institute of Botany
aft. A.L. Takhtajyan NAS RA
Acharyan 1, 0040, Yerevan
ARMENIA
E-mail: 

alla.alexanyan@gmail.com

Alla Aleksanyan

Research interests: 
Vegetation classification, invasion biology, nature conservation, climate change, population dynamics, grassland biodiversity  

DİDEM AMBARLI

Responsibilities within EDGG:

Coordinator of Conferences,

Debuty Editor of Homepage

Contact:
Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
Düzce University
Konuralp Campus
81620 Düzce
TURKEY
E-mail: 

didem.ambarli@gmail.com

DİDEM AMBARLI

Research interests:
Community ecology, conservation science, vegetation dynamics, grassland birds and insects, vegetation classification, systematic conservation planning.

IDOIA BIURRUN

Responsibilities within EDGG:

Membership Administrator

Deputy Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands

Deputy Field Workshop Coordinator

Contact:
Department of Plant Biology and Ecology
University of the Basque Country
Apdo. 644
E-48080 Bilbao
SPAIN
E-mail: 

idoia.biurrun@ehu.es

IDOIA BIURRUN

Research interests:
Classification and diversity patterns of dry grasslands, their dynamics and their relationships with forests and scrublands.

IWONA DEMBICZ

Responsibilities within EDGG:
Field Workshop Coordinator

Contact:
Center for Biological Diversity
Conservation in Powsin
Botanical Garden of PAS 
ul. Prawdziwka 2, 02-973 Warsaw,
POLAND

E-mail:

i.dembicz@gmail.com

IWONA DEMBICZ

Research interests:
ecology and biodiversity patterns of grassland ecosystems,
impact of habitat fragmentation on grasslands, nature conservation,
ecological restoration

JÜRGEN DENGLER

Responsibilities within EDGG:

Secretary-General

Coordinator for Special Features

Deputy Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands

Contact:
E-mail: 

juergen.dengler@uni-bayreuth.de

URL:

https://www.zhaw.ch/en/about-us/person/deng/  

JÜRGEN DENGLER

Research interests:
semi-natural and natural grasslands, forest-edge, ruderal and tall-herb communities; phytosociological methodology; vegetation-plot databases;
vegetation classification; conservation and restoration; biodiversity patterns and species-area relationships; macroecology; theoretical ecology; floristics of vascular plants; bryophytes, and lichens; herpetofauna; grasshoppers.

ANNA KUZEMKO

Responsibilities within EDGG:

Chief Editor
of Palaearctic Grasslands

Facebook Group Administrator

Contact:
Herbaceous Plants Department
National Dendrological Park “Sofiyivka”
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
12a Kyivska str.,
Uman’, 20300
UKRAINE
E-mail: 

anyameadow.ak@gmail.com

ANNA KUZEMKO

Research interests:
grassland vegetation classification, ecology, dynamics, management and conservation.

PÉTER TÖRÖK
Responsibilities within EDGG:

IAVS Representative
Deputy Coordinator of Species Features
Deputy Secretary-General
Contact:
Department of Ecology
University of Debrecen
4032 Debrecen, Egyetem sqr.1, HUNGARY
E-mail: 

molinia@gmail.com
URL:

http://ecology.science.unideb.hu/Tpeter/index-Eng.html

PÉTER TÖRÖK

Research interests:
conservation and restoration of various plant communities, functional ecology of terrestrial and aquatic communities, vegetation dynamics and seed banks, dispersal ecology

STEPHEN VENN
Responsibilities within EDGG:

Deputy Coordinator
of Conferences

Deputy Facebook Group Administrator

Contact:
Department of Biosciences
Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
P.O.Box. 65 (Viikinkaari 1), 00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND
Phone: +358 (0)9 1915791
Fax: +358 (0)9 19157788
E-mail: 

Stephen.Venn@Helsinki.Fi

http://www.helsinki.fi/urbanecologyresearch/
members/venn.htm

http://www.helsinki.fi/urbanecologyresearch/
greenhance/meadows.htm

STEPHEN VENN

Research interests:
urban ecology, conservation biology, carabid beetles, dry grassland ecosystems, management of grasslands for the enhancement of biodiversity

We are grateful to our friends who worked for EDGG for several years previously:

MICHAEL VRAHNAKIS

Michaelone of the founders of the EDGG, does research on grassland ecology in Greece. He worked or the EDGG between 2008-2019. He was responsible for conference organization. 

SOLVITA RUSINA

Solvita, one of the founders of the EDGG, does research on grassland ecology in Latvia. She worked for the EDGG between 2008 and 2012. She was responsible for homepage administration and conference organization.  

MONIKA JANISOVA

Monika is a researcher interested in vegetation classification. She was one of the founders of EDGG, working as a chair between 2008 and 2015.  During that time, she was the Chief Editor of the EDGG Bulletin, the predecessor of Palaearctic Grasslands

All EDGG activities are executed by chairs according to the Bylaws composed of 12 Articles. Please click to download the latest version of EDGG Bylaws (23 September 2016).

 

WEBSITE EDITOR:
Alla Aleksanyan,alla.alexanyan@gmail.com,

Institute of Botany aft. A.L. Takhtajyan NAS, Armenia

DEPUTY EDITOR:

Didem Ambarli, didem.ambarli@gmail.com, 

Düzce University, Turkey

WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR:
Falko Göckler,  falko@namupro.de, Museum für Naturkunde, Germany

We are grateful to Falko Göckler for providing maintenance and server space free of charge.

LINGUISTIC EDITORS:
Dolores Byrne, byrne.dolores@itsligo.ie, Institute of Technology, Sligo
Jim Martin, jmartin@botanicalenvironmental.com, Ireland
Laura Sutcliffe, sutcliffe.laura@gmail.com, University of Göttingen, Germany
Lorna Marcham, lornamarcham@hotmail.com, UK
Magdalena Firganek-Fulcher, mf@magentastudio.co.uk, Magenta Studio, UK
Paul Goriup, paul.goriup@fieldfare.biz, UK
Steven Venn, stephen.venn@helsinki.fi, Helsinki University, Finland
Stuart Smith, stuart.smith@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk, Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru/Natural Resources Wales, UK

PHOTO EDITORS:
Jalil noroozi, jalil.noroozi@univie.ac.at, University of Vienna, Austria
Rocco Labadessa, rocco.labadessa@gmail.com, Centro Studi de Romita, Italy 

EDITOR OF THE EVENTS INFORMATION:
Iwona Dembicz, iwodem@op.pl, University of Warsaw  & Polish Academy of Sciences Botanical Garden, Poland

 

In October 2019, EDGG had 1,318 members from 65 countries. Anyone who is interested in natural and semi-natural grasslands in the Palaearctic realm can become a member of the EDGG without any obligation or fee. Please simply write an e-mail including your complete address to Idoia Biurrun, (idoia.biurrun@ehu.es), who handles the membership list.