Organizers

The conference is organized by the EDGG and the University of the Basque Country. It is supported by the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), Basque Government, the Government of Gipuzkoa, the City Council of Tolosa, the University of the Basque Country, the Government of Navarre and Hazi (Public Agency for Rural, Coastal and Food Development).

Local Organizing Committee

Idoia Biurrun, Chair, University of the Basque Country

Asun Berastegi, Gestión Ambiental de Navarra, guide on the Post-conference excursion

Juan Antonio Campos, University of the Basque Country

Itziar García-Mijangos, University of the Basque Country

Javier Loidi, University of the Basque Country

Peter B. Pearman, University of the Basque Country

Raquel Ponti, University of the Basque Country

Isabel Salcedo, University of the Basque Country

Sara Sánchez, University of the Basque Country

EDGG Conference Coordinators

Didem Ambarli, Technical University of Munich
Alla Aleksanyan, ​Institute of Botany Armenia
Stephen Venn, University of Helsinki

 

Scientific Committee

Alla Aleksanyan, Armenia

Didem Ambarli, Turkey

Idoia Biurrun, Spain

Iwona Dembicz, Poland

Jürgen Dengler, Switzerland

Anna Kuzemko, Ukraine

Rocco Labadessa, Italy

Peter B. Pearman

Peter Török, Hungary

Wolfgang Willner, Austria

Stephen Venn, Poland/Finland

EDGG

The Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) was established in August 2008 as the European Dry Grassland Group. Recently it expanded its ecological and geographical scope to cover all types of semi-natural grasslands of the whole Palearctic realm. The EDGG is an official group of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS, www.iavs.org). Its basic aims are to compile and to distribute information on research in and conservation of natural and semi-natural grasslands beyond national borders, and to stimulate active cooperation among scientists, practitioners and all who work with or are interested in grasslands.

The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). In a prosperous region stretching along the Atlantic coast of northern Spain, the people of the Basque Country are the custodians of one of Europe's most ancient languages and cultures. Yet, they not only have a high esteem for tradition, but are also remarkably forward-looking and have established a highly regarded industrial sector. The region's success and scientific and technological progress are underpinned by the University of the Basque Country, a vibrant 30-year-old institution with 45,000 students, 5,000 world-class academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities. Our logo, symbolizing the tree of science, was created by the Basque artist Chillida, motivated by a strong popular movement in the 70s for the creation of the Basque university. Following our motto 'Give and spread knowledge', the University of the Basque Country is an integrating institution, willing to produce knowledge, experience and research, in order to forward them to the general public.

Supporters

Basque Government

International Association of Vegetation Science

University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU

Town Council of Tolosa

Gipuzkoa Provincial Council

Government of Navarre

Hazi

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