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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).