In October 2022, EDGG had 1,405 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, (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
Latest information about our activities can be found here.
Left: A photo by Jürgen Dengler from the mid-conference excursion in EGC 2019, Graz, Austria. Right: Density of EDGG members per 1 million inhabitants. The map focuses on the Palearctic region. The population data of the countries was obtained from https://www.worldometers.info/ (extracted on 21 April 2021). The member densities of USA (0.0060), Brazil (0.0047) and Australia (0.1960) are not shown.
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.
Responsibilities within EDGG:
Chief Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands
Deputy Field Workshop Coordinator
Treasurer and Representative to IAVS
Classification and diversity patterns of dry grasslands, their dynamics and their relationships with forests and scrublands.
ecology and biodiversity patterns of grassland ecosystems,
impact of habitat fragmentation on grasslands, nature conservation,
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.
grassland vegetation classification, ecology, dynamics, management and conservation.
Research interests: plant and animal community ecology, biodiversity patterns and conservation biology in Mediterranean ecosystems, with a focus on semi-natural dry grasslands.
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:
Didem is a researcher interested in community ecology, conservation science, vegetation dynamics, grassland birds and insects, vegetation classification, systematic conservation planning. She worked as a chair between 2015 and 2022, mainly as website editor and conference coordinator, also she acted as deputy Secretary-General and deputy Special Feature coordinator
Alla is a researcher interested in vegetation classification, invasion biology, nature conservation, climate change, population dynamics, grassland biodiversity. She worked for the EDGG between 2019-2022 as editor of Website and deputy conference coordinator.
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, 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.
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 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.
- Editor of the Databases section: Denys Vynokurov, email@example.com
- Editor of the Grassplot Biodiversity Explorer: Remigiusz Pielech, firstname.lastname@example.org
Falko Göckler, email@example.com, Museum für Naturkunde, Germany
We are grateful to Falko Göckler for providing maintenance and server space free of charge.
Rocco Labadessa, firstname.lastname@example.org