Talk Grasslands of winter 2021-2022 is starting soon!

Mon, 15 Nov 2021

The second season of Talk Grasslands is about to commence. Feel free to join us 23rd November via Zoom to follow the first talk by Martin Diekmann. He will present "driving factors of long-term vegetation changes in grasslands". Find more info at Talks page.

We planned two more talks for this winter:

  • Linking plants and pollinators: a story of local disturbance events and anthropized landscapes by Paolo Biella on 14 December 2021 at 14:00 (CET)
  • Grasslands: the hidden part by Jitka Klimešová on 11 January 2022 14:00 (CET)

Virtual Conference on Grasslands of Asia-2022

Fri, 4 Jun 2021

In February 2022 EDGG will organize a virtual conference to exchange information about grassland research and conservation in Asia.

The conference will take place during three-half days on the Zoom platform.

Full details regarding the time, date, registration and other relevant information will be announced in the future Palaearctic Grasslands and in conference page.

Don't miss this event!

New issue of Palaearctic Grasslands

Tue, 1 Jun 2021

New issue of Palaearctic Grasslands, PG 49, is available. Please click to download and enjoy reading!

EDGG 2021 events postponed to 2022

Wed, 6 Jan 2021

Both Eurasian Grassland Conference (EGC) in Tolosa, Spain and the EDGG Field Workshop in Ukraine was postponed to 2022 due to the severity of the pandemic. Hopefully, in 2022, the situation will be quite different and we can welcome you to Spain. Consequently, the conference planned to be organized by Peter Török and his colleagues next year in Hungary, has been postponed until 2023.

We also hope that the ones who planned to join the Field Workshop will be able to join us in 2022. We will aim to announce the details in Palaearctic Grasslands 51. The Field Workshops in South Tyrol, Picos de Europa and Slovenia have been postponed to summer 2023, 2024 and 2025, respectively.

While there is unfortunately no large official EDGG Field Workshop in 2021, two long-standing members of EDGG intend to organise two small ad hoc Field Workshops using the same sampling methodology, whose data then also will be fed into the pool of EDGG Field Workshop data in the GrassPlot database: one to sandy and desert steppes of southern Ukraine (24 May – 2 June 2021) and one to alpine habitats of different regions in Switzerland (ca. 13–26 September 2021). For these ad hoc Field Workshops there is no funding from EDGG or IAVS, as they are not open to all EDGG members, but usually only to those with good knowledge of the local flora and the Field Workshop methodology. The number of participants is limited and the local organisers are free to decide whom they would like to include in the team. These events will be organised more flexibly and less formally. Participation in the ad hoc Field Workshop in Ukraine was offered only to persons registered in the previous year, and registration is now closed. If you are interested in the Field Workshop in the Swiss Alps please contact Jürgen Dengler (

Summary of the field workshop in Armenia is online

Fri, 11 Sep 2020

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

Fri, 24 Jul 2020

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

Wed, 22 Jul 2020

Palaearctic Grasslands has just joined, the blog of the five IAVS journals.

New Deadline for Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS)

Thu, 2 Jul 2020

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

Fri, 5 Jun 2020

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

Sat, 22 Feb 2020

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: