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
Itziar García-Mijangos, University of the Basque Country
Javier Loidi, University of the Basque Country
Juan Antonio Campos, University of the Basque Country
Isabel Salcedo, University of the Basque Country
Peter B. Pearman, University of the Basque Country
Asun Berastegi, Gestión Ambiental de Navarra

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
Anna Kuzemko, Ukraine
Arkadiusz Nowak, Poland
Daniel Sánchez-Mata, Spain
Didem Ambarli, Turkey
Frank Yonghong Li, China
Ilya E. Smelansky, Russia
Iwona Dembicz, Germany/Poland
John-Arvid Grytnes, Norway
Jürgen Dengler, Switzerland
Monika Janišová, Slovakia
Peter B. Pearman, Spain
Peter Török, Hungary
Riccardo Guarino, Italy
Sabina Burrascano, Italy
Salza Palpurina, Bulgaria
Stephen Venn, Finland
Wolfgang Willner, Austria

EDGG

Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) (www.edgg.org) was established in August 2008. Its basic aims are to compile and to distribute information on research and conservation in grasslands beyond national borders, and to stimulate active cooperation among scientists, NGO's and all who work with or are interested in grasslands. It is an official group of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS, www.iavs.org).

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 (https://www.ehu.eus/en/web/guest/en-home). Our logo, symbolizing the tree of science, was created by the Basque artist Chillida, motivated by a strong popular movement in the 70s towards 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

Town Council of Tolosa

Gipuzkoa Provincial Council

Government of Navarre

Hazi

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