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In November 2018, EDGG had 1,323 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.

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

 

 

 

 

DİDEM AMBARLI

Responsibilities within EDGG:
Chief Editor of the Website
Deputy Conferences Coordinator 

Contact:
Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
Düzce University
Konuralp Campus
81620 Düzce
TURKEY
Phone: +90 380 541 22 94
E-mail: didem.ambarli@gmail.com

Didem 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 Chief 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

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

JÜRGEN DENGLER

Responsibilities within EDGG:
Coordinator for Special Features;
Field Workshop Coordinator;
Deputy Chief 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: anya_meadow@i.ua

Anna Kuzemko

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

PÉTER TÖRÖK
Responsibilities within EDGG:

Representative to the IAVS
Contact Officer to other organizations
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

 

Peter 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:

Secretary-General
Deputy Membership Administrator
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

 

Steven Venn

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

MICHAEL VRAHNAKIS

Responsibilities within EDGG:
Meetings Coordinator

Contact:
Department of Forestry and Wood and Design Sciences
University of Thessaly
43100, Karditsa
GREECE
E-mail: mvrahnak@teilar.gr

URL: http://www.teilar.gr/person_en.php?pid=50

 

Michael Vrahnakis

Research interests:
rangeland ecology and management, rangeland restoration and conservation, floristic diversity, vegetation dynamics, agroforestry

 

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

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).

 

CONTENT MANAGER:
Didem Ambarli, didem.ambarli@gmail.com, Düzce University, Turkey

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

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