About us

In January 2021, EDGG had 1,340 members from 64 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.

Please follow the links below to find detailed information about the current executive committee, past members of the committee, our bylaws and the editorial team of the homepage.

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EDGG Membership map

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:
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,

Deputy of General Secretary

Deputy coordinator of Special Features

 

Contact:
E-mail: didem.ambarli@gmail.com

Didem

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

IDOIA BIURRUN

Responsibilities within EDGG:

Membership Administrator

Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands

Deputy Field Workshop Coordinator

Deputy IAVS Representative

Contact:
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.

IWONA DEMBICZ

Responsibilities within EDGG:
Field Workshop Coordinator

Contact:
E-mail:i.dembicz@gmail.com

Iwona

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

Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands

IAVS Representative

Contact:
E-mail: dr.juergen.dengler@gmail.com

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

Jurgen

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:

Editor
of Palaearctic Grasslands

Contact:
E-mail: 

anyameadow.ak@gmail.com

ANNA KUZEMKO

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

ROCCO LABADESSA

Responsibilities within EDGG:

Debuty Editor
of EDGG website

Editor of  Palaearctic Grasslands

Contact:

E-mail: 

rocco.labadessa@gmail.com

Rocco

Research interests: plant and animal community ecology, biodiversity patterns and conservation biology in Mediterranean ecosystems, with a focus on semi-natural dry grasslands.

STEPHEN VENN
Responsibilities within EDGG:

Social Media Coordinator

Deputy Coordinator
of Conferences

Contact:

Email:
Stephen.Venn@Helsinki.Fi

 

Steve

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:

MONIKA  JANIŠOVÁ

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

SOLVITA RUSINA

Solvita, one of the founders of the EDGG, does research on grassland ecology in Latvia. She worked for the EDGG between 2008-2013. She was responsible for homepage administration and conference organization.  

PÉTER TÖRÖK

Peter is a researcher interested in conservation and restoration of vegetation, functional ecology. He worked as a chair between 2009 and 2021. During that time, he was the IAVS Representative and deputy chair for the special features organization.

MICHAEL VRAHNAKIS

Michael does research on grassland ecology in Greece. He worked or the EDGG between 2009-2019. He was responsible for conference organization. 

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 (16 February 2021).

Below you can find the most recent reports of EDGG as a working group of IAVS summarizing activities of EDGG.

Reports:
2019 Working Group Report
2018 Working Group Report
2017 Working Group Report

 

EDITORS:
Editor-in-chief: Alla Aleksanyan,alla.alexanyan@gmail.com
Deputy editor: Rocco Labadessa, rocco.labadessa@gmail.com

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.

PHOTO EDITORS:

Rocco Labadessa, rocco.labadessa@gmail.com