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.
EDGG events next year
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!