This week on Thursday Honor C Prentice from Lund University will give the third talk of the Talk Grasslands! series. The title of her talk will be Grasslands ancient and modern: plant communities as bioassays. The talk will be live on 4th Feb at 14.00 CET on Zoom platform ( https://zhaw.zoom.us/j/93359580562 , meeting ID: 933 5958 0562, password: 112233). See the details of the online talk in https://edgg.org/talks and feel free to join! For the ones who do not have the opportunity to participate, the video recording will be available on EDGG's youtube channel one day after the talk.
Don't miss - Talk Grasslands 3!
This winter EDGG is organizing online talks to offer grassland researchers an opportunity to be engaged in the latest grassland research and conservation studies, exchange ideas and hear inspiring talks. We will have three talks and welcome three distinguished scientists to talk on different aspects of grassland ecology, biodiversity and conservation:
- Drivers of insect decline in grasslands: mechanisms and solutions by Nadja Simons, 08 December 2020 Tuesday 14.00 (CET)
- Recent developments of the EUNIS classification of European habitats by Milan Chytrý, 12 January 2021 Tuesday 14:00 (CET)
- Grasslands: ancient and modern by Honor C Prentice, 04 February 2021 Thursday 14.00 (CET)
Please find more information about the speakers and their talks in the attached program as well as on EDGG's Talks page.
Don't miss this great opportunity to join us!
EDGG Youtube Channel
We are excited to announce we have launched a YouTube channel and have uploaded our first videos!
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EDGG events 2021
The organizing committees of the field workshop and the conference are following the global Covid-19 situation regarding next year’s events. We plan to hold the conference in Tolosa, Spain and the field workshop in Ukraine but only as long as it can succeed without jeopardizing the health and safety of all participants. We anticipate that the pandemic will decline by the time of the events and we are also hopeful that an effective vaccine will be widely available, permitting relaxation of the currently widespread travel restrictions. The final decisions will be made and announced by the end of February 2021.
Summary of the field workshop in Armenia is online
A nice summary of the Field Workshop 2019 in Armenia is available online in Vegetation Science Blog. Please click to open it.
Grassland classification papers can be published for free in VCS
IAVS will support its members to publish in its gold open access journal Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS): IAVS members do not have to pay article processing charges (APCs) if they submit their manuscript in 2020 or 2021. We hope this will stimulate many grassland researchers to submit a paper in 2020 or 2021. Please find detailed information on this link.
Palaearctic Grasslands is now in IAVS journals' blog
Palaearctic Grasslands has just joined https://vegsciblog.org/, the blog of the five IAVS journals.
New Deadline for Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS)
Deadline extension for abstract submission to Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) Special Collection "Classification of grasslands and other open vegetation types in the Palaearctic" until 31 July 2020
EU Habitat Action Plan on semi-natural dry grasslands
The European Commission and the EU Expert Group on the Birds and Habitats Directives (NADEG) approved the EU habitat action plan on semi-natural dry grasslands (6210) in November 2019. The action plan is available here
Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) Journal is now fully functional
Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), the new gold open access journal of IAVS is now fully functional. Check out and consider submitting your papers at: https://vcs.pensoft.net/
New issue of Palaearctic Grasslands, PG 44, is available. Please click to download and enjoy reading!