Past conferences

EDGG has organized annual conferences since 2004. Below you can find information about past conferences. Please visit shared posters and talks page to see publicly available contributions. To find details of special features, please visit Special Features page. 

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2018: 15th Grassland Conference: Cooperating for grasslands: from habitat interpretation to conservation measures

4- 8 June 2018, Sulmona, Italy

EGC2018 NP1
EGC2017 NP2

Photos by Michael Vrahnakis

A total of 59 participants from 18 countries attended. Twenty seven talks and 16 posters were presented.

Organizers: EDGG, Sapienza University of Rome, Majella National Park

Supporters: The Società Botanica Italiana, The Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process, International Association for Vegetation Science, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Local organizing committee:  

  • Sabina Burrascano, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Giampiero Ciaschetti, Majella National Park
  • Eleonora Giarrizzo, Sapienza University of Rome

Publications: Book of abstracts, Conference report

2017: 14th Eurasian Grassland Conference: Semi-natural grasslands across borders

4-11 July 2017, Riga, Latvia and Western Lithuania

EGC2017 Latvia poster session SR
EGC2017 Latvia talk session

Photos by Solvita Rusina

A total of 92 participants from 19 countries attended. Twenty three talks and 20 posters were presented.

Organizers: EDGG, The University of Latvia

Supporters: Nature Research Centre, Lithuania, Latvian Botanical Society, Latvian Environmental Protection Fund , International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Embassy of Finland in Latvia, Daugavpils District Tourism, Recreation and Culture Agency “TAKA”

Local organizing committe:

  • Lauma Gustiņa, University of Latvia
  • Valerijus Rašomavičius, Nature Research Centre, Lithuania
  • Solvita Rūsiņa, University of Latvia
  • Inese Silamiķele, University of Latvia
  • Rūta Sniedze-Kretalova, Latvian Botanical Society
  • Domas Uogintas, Nature Research Centre, Lithuania

 

Publications and contributions:Book of abstracts, Conference report

 2016: 13th Eurasian Grassland Conference: Management and Conservation of Semi-natural Grasslands: from theory to practice

20-24 September 2016, Sighişoara, Romania

EGC2017 gala Party Romania
EGC2017 Sighi grazing Vynokurov

Photos by Didem Ambarli, Denys Vynokurov

A total of 85 participants from 25 countries attended. Twenty six talks and 32 posters were presented.

Organizers: EDGG, Fundația ADEPT, Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Cluj-Napoca

Supporters: International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), European Forum for Nature Conservation and Pastoralism (EFNCP), Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft (FlorSoz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Pelagic Publishing

Local organizing committe:

  • John, Akeroyd, Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania
  • Cristi Gherghiceanu, Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania
  • Nat Page, Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania
  • Razvan Popa, Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania
  • Eszter Ruprecht, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
  • Laura Sutcliffe,University of Göttingen

Publications and contributions:  Book of abstracts, conference report

2015: 12th European Dry Grassland Meeting: From Population Biology to Community Ecology

22-25 May 2015, Mainz, Germany

A total of 50 participants from 18 countries attended. Twenty three talks and 18 posters were presented.

Organizers: EDGG, Green School in the Botanic Garden, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Universität Trier

Supporters: Institut für Spezielle Botanik und Botanischer Garten, Mainz Botanic Garden, International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft (FlorSoz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Rheinische Naturforschende Gesellschaft (RNG)

Local organizing committe:

  • Thomas Becker, University of Trier
  • Ute Becker, University of Mainz

Publications and contributions:  Book of abstracts ,    conference report

2014: 11th European Dry Grassland Meeting: Steppes and semi-natural dry grasslands: Ecology, transformation and restoration

5-15 June 2014, Tula, Russia

EGC2014 Tula Excursion
EGC 2014 Stakeholders

2013: 10th European Dry Grassland Meeting: When theory meets practice: Conservation and restoration of grasslands 

24-31 May 2013, Zamość, Poland

EGC2013 Poland Midex 1
EGC2013 Poland Midex 2

Photos by Rocco Labadessa

A total of 82 participants from 16 countries attended. Twenty one talks and 56 posters were presented.

Organizers: EDGG, Naturalists’ Club (Klub Przyrodników)

Supporters: International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS),LIFE+ Programme, National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, Department of Geobotany (Institute of Biology and Biochemistry) of Maria Skłodowska University, Department of Plant Ecology and Environmental Conservation (Institute of Botany) of Warsaw University, Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft (FlorSoz), Hacquetia, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Local organizing committe:

  • Katarzyna Barańska
  • Piotr Chmielewski
  • Anna Cwener
  • Łukasz Kozub
  • Paweł Pluciński
  • Justyna Tracz
  • Małgorzata Wrzesień
  • Michał Żmihorski

Publications: Book of abstracts, conference report, program and excursion guide, special feature in Biodiversity and Conservation 22 (2013)

2012: 9th European Dry Grassland Meeting: Dry grassland of Europe: grazing and ecosystem services

19-23 May 2012, Prespa, Greece

EGC2012 field sampling
EGC2012 Greece MidEX

Photos by Jürgen Dengler

A total of 44 participants from 10 countries attended. Ten talks and 15 posters were presented.

Organizers: EDGG, Hellenic Range and Pasture Society (HERPAS)

Supporters: International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) ; Municipality of Prespa ; Society for the Protection of Prespa ; Prespa National Forest Management Body ; John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ; Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft (FlorSoz)

Local organizing committe:

  • Michael Vrahnakis, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa
  • Yannis Kazoglou, Municipality of Prespa

Publications: Book of abstracts, conference report, Proceedings of the conference,  special feature in Tuexenia 33 (2013)

2011: 8th European Dry Grassland Meeting: Dry grassland of Europe: biodiversity, classification, conservation and management

13-17 June 2011, Uman', Ukraine

EGC 2011 Ukraine talk session
EGC 2011 Ukraine Mid-excursion

A total of 80 participants from 18 countries attended. Twenty talks and 33 posters were presented.

Organizers: EDGG, National Dendrological Park ‘Sofiyiv-ka’ of the NAS of Ukraine, M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of the NAS of Ukraine

Supporters: International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), Floristisch-Soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft (FlorSoz), O.V. Fomin Botanical Garden of the Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University, Kherson State University, Biosphere Reserve ‘Askania-Nova’, National Nature Park ‘Buz’ky Gard’

Local organizing committe:

  • Anna A. Kuzemko, National Dendrological Park "Sofiyvka" NAS of Ukraine
  • Sergei L. Mosyakin, M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany NAS of Ukraine
  • Alexander E. Khodosovtsev, Kherson State University

Publications: Book of abstracts, conference report, special feature in Tuexenia 32 (2012)

2010: 7th European Dry Grassland Meeting: Succession, restoration and management of dry grasslands

28-31 May 2010, Smolenice, Slovak Republic

EGC2010 CR MidExcursion
EGCD2010 CR MidExcursion

A total of 100 participants from 19 countries attended. Thirty five talks and 38 posters were presented.

Organizers: EDGG, DAPHNE - Institute of Applied Ecology, Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences.

Supporters: Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft e. V.. The meeting was also supported by a grant through the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and from the state budget of the Slovak Republic. Within this grant a project called Management models for grassland habitats is performed.

Local organizing committe:

  • Monika Janišová, Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Katarína Hegedüšová, Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Iveta Škodová, Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Dobromil Galvánek, DAPHNE - Institute of Applied Ecology

Publications: Book of abstracts, conference report, special feature in Tuexenia 31 (2011), special feature in Plant Biosystems 145 (3) (2011)

2009: 6th European Dry Grassland Meeting: Species interaction and distribution

31 August- 2 September  2009, Halle, Germany

A total of 40 participants from 11 countries attended. Fifteen talks and 16 posters were presented.

Organizers: EDGG, MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITÄT HALLE-WITTENBERG Institut für Biologie/Geobotanik und Botanischer Garten

Supporters: Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft e. V.

Local organizing committe:

  • Monika Partzsch
  • Ute Jandt

Publications: Book of abstracts, Final discussion and conclusions, special feature in Tuexenia 30 (2010)

 

2008: 5th European Dry Grassland Meeting: Dry grasslands in a changing environment

29-29 August 2008, Kiel, Germany

A total of 44 participants from 10 countries attended. Ten talks and 15 posters were presented.

Publications: Book of abstracts, Special feature in Tuexenia 29 (2009)

 

2007: 4nd European Dry Grassland Meeting: Restoration and spontaneous establishment of dry and semi-dry grasslands at traditional and urbanindustrial sites

06-08 September 2007, Freising, Germany

A total of 49 participants from 2 countries attended. Thirteen talks and 6 posters were presented.

 

2006: 3rd European Dry Grassland Meeting planned in Halle (Germany) was cancelled

 

2005: 2nd European Dry Grassland Meeting: Observation scales in dry grasslands

26-28 August 2005, Münster, Germany

A total of 33 participants from 3 countries attended. Eleven talks and 9 posters were presented.

Publications: Conference report ,special issue of Tuexenia 25 (2005)

 

2004: 1st European Dry Grassland Meeting: Dry grasslands as biodiversity hotspots (Lüneburg, Germany)

A total of 31 participants from Germany attended. Ten talks and 10 posters were presented.

Conferences co-organized by EDGG

2013: International Conference "Concepts for modern management of xeric grasslands between nature conservation and agriculture"

Co-organised by EDGG and Brandenburg Academy Criewen Castle, 26th – 27th September, 2013 Presentations, Abstracts

2013: International Conference "Open Landscapes 2013 - Ecology, Management and Nature Conservation"

29 September - 3 October 2013. Co-organized by EDGG and University of Hildesheim, NW Germany