Palaearctic Grasslands

ISSN 2627-9827

Palaearctic Grasslands (PG) is the diamond open-access journal of the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG). It publishes four issues per year which include news and announcements of EDGG, its projects, related organizations, and its members. At the same time, it serves as an outlet for scientific articles and photo contributions. It is sent to all members of the group and together with all previous issues, it is also freely available on this page. You can also find links to book reviews and articles published in the PG separately in the links at the end of this page. It was formerly published under the names Bulletin of the European Dry Grassland Group (Issues 1-26) and Bulletin of the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (Issues 27-36).

Current issue: Palaearctic Grasslands  No. 61 (Published June 2024)

Palaearctic Grasslands is edited by The Chief Editors team: Idoia Biurrun, Jürgen Dengler, Alireza Naqinezhad & Rocco Labadessa. The Members of the Editorial Board serve as Scientific and Linguistic Editors and additionally have specific tasks. For more information see the menu point Editorial Team below.

Palaearctic Grasslands is included in, the blog of the five IAVS journals.



You are invited to send your contributions to be published in the Palaearctic Grasslands. The copyright of the included texts, photographs, and other figures remains with their authors. If you wish to re-use them or parts of them, please, obtain the written consent of the authors first.

Scientific articles (Research Articles, Reviews, Forum Articles, Scientific Reports) should be submitted to Jürgen Dengler (, following the Author Guidelines. They are subject to editorial review, with one member of the Editorial Board serving as Scientific Editor and deciding about acceptance, necessary revisions or rejection.
All other text contributions (News, Announcements, Short Contributions, Book Reviews etc) should be submitted to Idoia Biurrun ( Please check the guideline for the format and style.
Photo contributions (photos for general illustrative purposes with captions; proposals for Photo Stories) should be submitted to Rocco Labadessa ( Candidate photos for the Photo Competition should be submitted to Edy Fantinato ( Photos of submissions have always to be delivered in two forms, embedded in the document and as separate jpg (or tiff) files sufficient resolution for printing (i.e. not less than 1 MB). Please read the instructions for the Photo Storis section in the Author Guidelines. 

Contributions to the sections "Recent Publications of our Members" and  "Forthcoming Events" should be sent to Rocco Ladadessa (

Deadlines for the four annual issues: 31 January, 30 April, 31 July and 31 October

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 61

Boch, S., Dembicz, I., Keller, C. & Dengler, J. 2024. Cladonia homosekikaica Nuno new to Sweden – a cup lichen found in the grey dunes of Gotland. Palaearctic Grasslands 60: 14-17. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 60

Vynokurov, D. & Dengler, J. 2024. 18th EDGG Field Workshop - Dry grasslands of South-Western Alps, Aosta, Susa and Durance valleys, Italy and France, 1–11 June 2024. Second Call. Palaearctic Grasslands 60: 9-15. [pdf]

Strobl, J., Hilpold, A. & Venn, S. 2024. Call for participation and presentations: 19th Eurasian Grassland Conference Bolzano (EGC2024) Italy, 26 August – 1 September 2024. Palaearctic Grasslands 60: 16-19. [pdf]

Angelini, L., Tyshchenko, O., Hilpold, A., Chusova, O., Dengler, J., Dolnik, C., Güler, B., Kirschner, P., Nikolei, R., Rabyk, I., Skobel, N. & Vynokurov, D. 2024. Photo Story: 17th EDGG Field Workshop photo diary Inner Alpine dry valleys of the south-eastern Alps (Italy, Switzerland, 1-11 June 2023). Palaearctic Grasslands 60: 28-59. [pdf]

Borovyk, D. 2024. Photo Story: Spring brings hope to the Ukrainian steppes. Palaearctic Grasslands 60: 60-75. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 58-59

Deák, B., Valkó, O. & Kelemen, A. 2023. Conference Report: 18th Eurasian Grassland Conference 2023, Hungary. Palaearctic Grasslands 58-59: 14-25. [pdf]

Peregrym, M., Futorna, O. & Berezovska, V. 2023. Conference Report: 18th The Hailuoto island: antropogenically transformed, but still interesting. Palaearctic Grasslands 58-59: 34-43. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 57

Deák, B., Valkó, O. & Kelemen, A. 2023. Coming soon: 18th Eurasian Grassland Conference - Conservation and management of grasslands in transforming landscapes, Szarvas, Hungary, 25 September - 1 October 2023. Palaearctic Grasslands 57: 8-13. [pdf]

Tyshchenko, O., Tyshchenko, V., Davydenko, I. & Govorun, O. 2023. Photo Story: Ravine-gully landscapes of Kharkiv Region (Ukraine) as loci of meadow steppes biodiversity. Palaearctic Grasslands 57: 17-25. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 56

Phartyal, S.S., Konsam, B., Negi, A.K. & Chauhan, S. 2023. Soil seed bank potential of Himalayan alpine meadows – A case study of anthropogenically disturbed Tungnath treeline. Palaearctic Grasslands 56: 15-24. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 54-55

Biurrun, I. & Venn, S.  2022. Conference report - 17th Eurasian Grassland Conference (2022, Spain), Tolosa, Basque Country, with post-conference excursion in Navarre. Palaearctic Grasslands 54-55: 14-41. [pdf]

Dembicz, I. & Dengler, J. 2022. Photo Story: Gotland - a grassland paradise in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Palaearctic Grasslands 54-55: 48-58. [pdf]

Kuzemko, A. 2022. Book Review: Eggenberg, S. Möhl, A. 2020. Flora Vegetativa. Palaearctic Grasslands 54-55: 65. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 53

Shupova, T.V. & Chaplygina, A.B.  2022. Photo Story: Visit to the Vorskla River in May. Palaearctic Grasslands 53: 24-30. [pdf]

Venn, S. 2022. Book Review: Huhta, A-P. 2021 Opas perinnemaisemiin — Niitut, kedot, ahot ja metsälaitumet. Palaearctic Grasslands 53: 34. [pdf]

Venn, S. 2022. Book Review: Ollerton, J. 2021. Pollinators and Pollination - Nature and Society. Palaearctic Grasslands 53: 35. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 52

Biurrun, I.  2022. EGC 2022 - 17th Eurasian Grassland Conference “Grassland dynamics and conservation in a changing world”. Tolosa, Spain, 12-18 September 2022. First complete call. Palaearctic Grasslands 52: 7-21. [pdf]

Schmid, P. 2022. Phytosociology, ecology and plant species diversity of grasslands within nature protection sites near Zurich (Switzerland). Palaearctic Grasslands 52: 28-43. [pdf]

Moysiyenko, I., Vynokurov, D., Shyriaieva, D., Skobel, D., Babitskyi, A., Bednarska, I., Bezsmertna, O., Chusova, O., Dengler, J., Guarino, G., Kalashnik, K., Khodosovtsev, A., Kolomiychuk, V., Kucher, O., Kuzemko, K., Shapoval, V., Umanets, O., Zagorodniuk, N., Zakharova, M. & Dembicz, I. 2022. Grasslands and coastal habitats of Southern Ukraine: First results from the 15th EDGG Field Workshop. Palaearctic Grasslands 52: 44-83. [pdf]

Dengler, D., Cykowska-Marzencka, B., Seiler, H., Catalano, C., Dolnik, C., Guarino, R., Indermaur, A., Pasta, S., Putfarken, D., Riedel, S., Shyriaieva, D., Vynokurov1, D. & Dembicz, I. 2022. Photo Story: Vegetation diversity in the Swiss Alps - Impressions from the 16th EDGG Field Workshop. Palaearctic Grasslands 52: 87-102. [pdf]

E-Vojtkó, A. 2022. Book Review: De Bello, F., Carmona, C., Dias, A., Götzenberger, L., Moretti, M. & Berg, M. 2021. Handbook of Trait-Based Ecology: From Theory to R Tools. Palaearctic Grasslands 52: 106-107. [pdf]

Török, P. 2022. Book Review: Kuuk, T., Kull, T., Luuk, O., Mesipuu, M. & Saar, P. 2020. Eesti taimede levikuatlas 2020 – Atlas of the Estonian flora 2020. Palaearctic Grasslands 52: 108. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 51

Lostrangio, M.C.  & Clotteau, M. 2021. A review of policy frameworks supporting mountain grasslands in Europe. Palaearctic Grasslands 51: 17-22. [pdf]

Yonghong Li, F., Bao, T., Zhao, L., Ma, M.  & Zhang, J. 2021. Photo Story: Grassland communities of the Mongolian Plateau. Palaearctic Grasslands 51: 23-27. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 50

Budzhak, V., Chorney, I., Tokariuk, A. & Kuzemko, A. 2021. Photo Story: “Sinozhati” – the sacred place of Pokuttya (Western Ukraine) as a center of meadow-steppe diversity preservation. Palaearctic Grasslands 50: 18-26. [pdf]

Sonkoly, J. 2021. Book Review: Bond, W.J. 2019. Open Ecosystems: ecology and evolution beyond the forest edge. Palaearctic Grasslands 50: 34-35. [pdf

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 49

Janišová, M., Magnes, M. & Rötzer, H. 2021. Focused on farmers: On the irreplaceable role of man and his animals in biodiversity conservation. Palaearctic Grasslands 49: 13-21. [pdf]

Dengler, J., Biurrun, I. & Dembicz, I. 2021. Standardised EDGG methodology for sampling grassland diversity: second amendment. Palaearctic Grasslands 49: 22-26. [pdf] [Appendix S1]

Venn, S. 2021. Book Review: Sienkiewicz, P. 2019. Carabid communities (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of xerothermic grasslands of the eastern edge of Central European Plain – Biodiversity – Ecology - Valorisation. Polish Entomological Monographs 18. Palaearctic Grasslands 49: 30-31. [pdf]

Török, P. 2021. Book Review: Prach K., Walker L.R. 2020. Comparative plant succession among terrestrial biomes of the world. Cambridge University Press. Palaearctic Grasslands 49: 32-32. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 48

Fontana, V., Niedrist, G., Seeber, J., Steinwandter, M., Hilpold, A., Guariento, E., Klotz, J., Della Chiesa, S., Zandonai, A., Colla, F., Tasser, E., Obojes, N., Bertoldi, G. & Tappeiner, U. 2021. Photo story: Research activities at the dry grassland sites in the LTSER site Matsch/Mazia valley, Italy. Palaearctic Grasslands 48: 22-26. [pdf]

Török, P. 2021. Book Review: Molnár, V. A. & Csábi, M. 2021. Magyarország orchideái. Orchids of Hungary. [In Hungarian with English explanations] – Department of Botany, University of Debrecen. Palaearctic Grasslands 48: 32-32. [pdf]

Dengler, J. 2021. Book Review: Nowak, A., Nobis, M., Nowak, S., Nobis, A., Wróbel, A., Świerszcz, S., Klichowska, E. Dembicz, I. & Kusza, G. 2020. Illustrated flora of Tajikistan and adjacent areas. Polish Academy of Sciences, Botanical Garden, Center for Biological Diversity Conservation. Palaearctic Grasslands 48: 33-33. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 47

Dengler, J., Cykowska-Marzencka, B., Bruderer, T., Dolnik, C., Neumann, P., Riedel, S., Seiler, H., Zhang, J. & Dembicz, I. 2020. Sampling multi-scale and multi-taxon plant diversity data in the subalpine and alpine habitats of Switzerland: Report on the 14th EDGG Field Workshop. Palaearctic Grasslands 47: 14-42. [pdf]

Dembicz, I., Kozub, Ł., Bobrowska, I. & Dengler, J. 2020. Photo story: Grasslands of the mineral islands in the Biebrza National Park, Poland. Palaearctic Grasslands 47: 43-51. [pdf]

Kiyatkina, N., Volkova, L., Levchenko, T. & Sobolev, N. 2020. Photo story: New peasants: locals caring for a city meadow, and the haymaking holiday. Palaearctic Grasslands 47: 52-57. [pdf]

Levchenko, T.V. 2020. Photo story: Wild bees in the Cherished Meadow, Moscow, Russia. Palaearctic Grasslands 47: 58-62. [pdf]

Török, P. 2020. Book Review: Stroh, P., Walker, K., Smith, S., Jefferson, R., Pinches, C. & Blackstock, T. 2019. Grassland plants of the British and Irish lowlands – ecology, threats and management. Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland. Palaearctic Grasslands 47: 72-72. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 46

Aleksanyan, A., Biurrun, I., Belonovskaya, E., Cykowska-Marzencka, B., Berastegi, A., Hilpold, A., Kirschner, P., Mayrhofer, H., Shyriaieva, D., (…) & Dengler, J. 2020. Biodiversity of dry grasslands in Armenia: First results from the 13th EDGG Field Workshop in Armenia. Palaeartic grasslands 46: 12-51. [pdf]

Hilpold, A., Kirschner, P. & Dengler, J. 2020. Proposal of a standardized EDGG surveying methodology for orthopteroid insects. Palaeartic grasslands 46: 52-57. [pdf]

Berastegi, A. & Zabalza, S. 2020. Photo story: Summer field work in the Pyrenean valleys of Navarra (Western Pyrenees). Palaeartic grasslands 46: 58-63. [pdf]

Borza, S., Deák, B., Godó, L. & Valkó, O. 2020. Photo story: Conservation values of the alkaline grasslands – Hortobágy National Park, East Hungary. Palaeartic grasslands 46: 64-72. [pdf]

Bajomi, B. 2020. Book Review: László Erdős: Green Heroes. From Buddha to Leonardo DiCaprio. Springer. Palaeartic grasslands 46: 104-104. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 45

Biurrun, I. 2020. 17th Eurasian Grassland Conference, Tolosa, Spain, 7-13 September 2020: Grassland dynamics and conservation in a changing world. Second Call. Palaeartic grasslands 45: 6-20. [pdf]

Kovtoniuk, A. 2020. Spontaneous grassland vegetation of the garden and park landscapes of Middle Pobuzhzhia (Central Ukraine). Palaeartic grasslands 45: 25-33. [pdf]

Magnes, M., Kirschner, P., Janišová, M., Mayrhofer, H., Berg, C., Mora, A., Afif, E., Willner, W., Belonovskaya, E., (…) & Dengler, J. 2020. On the trails of Josias Braun-Blanquet – changes in the grasslands of the inneralpine dry valleys during the last 70 years. First results from the 11th EDGG Field Workshop in Austria. Palaeartic grasslands 45: 34-58. [pdf]

Dengler, J., Guarino, R., Moysiyenko, I., Vynokurov, D., Boch, S., Cykowska-Marzencka, B., Babbi, M., Catalano, C., Eggenberg, S., (…) & Dembicz, I. 2020. On the trails of Josias Braun-Blanquet II: First results from the 12th EDGG Field Workshop studying the dry grasslands of the inneralpine dry valleys of Switzerland. Palaeartic grasslands 45: 59-88. [pdf]

Kuzemko, A., Vasyliuk, O., Marushchak, O. & Kolomytsev, G. 2020. 730,000 hectares of grasslands are included in the Emerald Network of Ukraine. Palaeartic grasslands 45: 89-93. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 44

Vynokurov, D., Moysiyenko, I., Shyriaieva, D., Khodosovtsev, A., Dembicz, I. & Biurrun, I. 2019. 14th EDGG Field Workshop: Ukrainian steppes along climatic gradients Ukraine, 25 May – 3 June 2020, Second Call. Palaeartic grasslands 44: 6-15. [pdf]

Magnes, M., Škornik, S., Pipenbaher, N. & Ambarlı, D. 2019. Post-conference report -
16th Eurasian Grassland Conference (2019) Graz, Austria and Maribor, Slovenia. Palaeartic grasslands 44: 16-25. [pdf]

Biurrun, I., Burrascano, S., Dembicz, I., Guarino, R., Kapfer, J., Pielech, R., Garcia-Mijangos, I., Wagner, V., Palpurina, S., (…) & Dengler, J. 2019. GrassPlot v. 2.00 – first update on the database of multi-scale plant diversity in Palaearctic grasslands. Palaeartic grasslands 44: 26-47. [pdf]

Dembicz, I.& Dengler, J. 2019. Cultural landscapes of the Lower Engadine, Switzerland – Photo Story. Palaeartic grasslands 44: 48-53. [pdf]

Török, P. 2019. Book Review. Klimešová, J. 2018. Temperate herbs: an architectural
analysis. Praha: Academia, 274 pp., Palaeartic grasslands 44: 58-58. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 43

Vynokurov, D., Moysiyenko, I., Shyriaieva, D. Dembicz, I. & Biurrun, I. 2019. 14th EDGG Field Workshop: Ukrainian steppes along climatic gradients. Ukraine, First call. Palaeartic grasslands 43: 6-7. [pdf]

Biurrun, I., Berastegi, A., Campos, J. A., García-Mijangos I., Herrera, M., Loidi, J., Peralta, J.,, Salcedo, I., Ambarlı, D. & Aleksanyan, A. 2019. 17th Eurasian Grassland Conference: Grassland dynamics and conservation in a changing world Spain, Tolosa. First call. Palaeartic grasslands 43: 8-13. [pdf]

Guarino, R. & Yonghong Li F. 2019 Report on the International Symposium on Grassland Ecology and Conservation in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. Palaeartic grasslands 43: 14-18. [pdf]

Pachlatko, J., Wyttenbach, M. & Dengler, J. 2019. Alpine grassland vegetation at Gornergrat (Canton of Valais, Switzerland): Vegetation mapping for environmental planning. Palaeartic grasslands 43: 23-37. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 42

Vrahnakis, M. 2019. Ten years of Eurasian Grassland Conferences: a vehicle for the future of the EDGG. Palaeartic grasslands 42: 8-15. [pdf]

Yaida, Y. A., Nagai, T., Oguro, K., Katsuhara, K. R., Uchida, K., Kenta,  T. & Ushimaru, A. 2019. Ski runs as an alternative habitat for threatened grassland plant species in Japan. Palaeartic grasslands 42: 16-22. [pdf]

Biurrun, I. 2019. Book Review. Squires, V.R., Dengler, J., Feng, H. & Hua, L. (eds.) Grasslands of the World. Diversity, Management and Conservation. CRC Press, Boca Raton. Palaeartic grasslands 42: 28-29. [pdg]

Papp, V. 2019. Book Review. Begerow, D., McTaggart, A. R. & Agerer, R. (eds.). Basidiomycota and Entorrhizomycota [Syllabus of Plant Families: Adolf Engler´s Syllabus der Planzenfamilien, 13th edn (Wolfgang Frey, ed.), Part 1(3).]. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers. Palaeartic grasslands 42: 30-31. [pdf]

Kuzemko, A. 2019. Book Review. Rothero, E., Lake, S. & Gowing, D. (eds.). Floodplain Meadows – Beauty and Utility. A Technical Handbook. Milton Keynes, Floodplain Meadows Partnership. Open University, UK. Palaeartic grasslands 42: 32-33. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 41

Dengler, J., Gehler, J., Aleksanyan, A., Fayvush, G. & Biurrun, I. 2019. EDGG Field Workshops 2019 – the international research expeditions to study grassland diversity across multiple scales and taxa: Call for participation. Palaeartic grasslands 41: 9-22. [pdf]

Dengler, J., Aleksanyan, A., Dembicz, I. & Török P. 2019. 62nd Annual Symposium of the IAVS “Vegetation Science and Biodiversity Research”. Palaeartic grasslands 41: 23-25. [pdf]

Vasyliuk, O., Kolomytsev, G. & Sapsai, T. 2019. Fire in the protected areas of Eastern Ukraine. Palaeartic grasslands 41: 26-30. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 40

Magnes, M., Pipenbaher, N., Škornik S., Vrahnakis, M., Ambarlı, D. 2018. 16th Eurasian Grassland Conference in Graz, Austria and Maribor, Slovenia. Second call. Palaeartic grasslands 40: 11-21. [pdf]

Erdős, L., Ambarlı, D., Anenkhonov, O. A., Bátori, Z., Cserhalmi, D., Kiss, M., Kröel-Dulay, G., Liu, H., Magnes, M., Molnár, Z., Naqinezhad, A., Semenishchenkov, Y. A., Tölgyesi, C., Török, P. 2018. Where forests meet grasslands: Forest-steppes in Eurasia. Palaeartic grasslands 40: 22-26. [pdf]

Sutcliffe L. M.E., Schraml A., Eiselt B., Oppermann R. 2018. The LUCAS Grassland Module Pilot – qualitative monitoring of grassland in Europe. Palaeartic grasslands 40: 27-31. [pdf]

Hilpold, A., Steinwandter, M., Guariento, E., Pramsohler, M., Seeber, J. 2018. Photo story: Impressions from the Matsch/Mazia valley, part of the Inner-Alpine dry valley system Vinschgau/Val Venosta (South Tyrol, Northern Italy). Palaeartic grasslands 40: 32-35. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 39

Peregrym, M., Pénzesné Kónya, E., Vasyliuk, O. 2018. The impact of artificial light at night (ALAN) on the National Nature Parks, Biosphere and Naturе Reserves of the Steppe Zone and Crimean Mountains within Ukraine. Palaeartic grasslands 39: 8-14. [pdf]

Deák, B. 2018. Photo story: Dry grassland on ancient burial mounds – kurgans of the Carpathian basin. Palaeartic grasslands 39: 17-20. [pdf]

Török, P. 2018. Book review: David H. Foster: A concise guide to communication in science and engineering. Oxford University Press, UK. Palaeartic grasslands 39: 21. [pdf]


Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 38

Alexanyan, A., Biurrun, I., Dengler, J. 2018. EDGG Field Workshops 2019: Switzerland and Armenia Fist call. Palaeartic grasslands 38: 10-11. [pdf]

Belonovskaya,E., Sobolev, N., Tsarevskaya, N., Vinogradova, V:, Sheremtieva, I., Volkova, L. 2018. First application of EDGG “normal plots” in grasslands of European Russia. Palaeartic grasslands 38: 28-33. [pdf]

Burrascano, S., Ciaschetti, G., Vrahnakis, M., Dengler, J. 2018. Report on the 15th Eurasian Grassland Conference in Sulmona, Italy. Palaeartic grasslands 38: 12-24. [pdf]

Dengler, J. 2018. Photo story: The beauty of xerothermic vegetation complexes in Ausserberg (Rhone valley, Switzerland). Palaeartic grasslands 38: 34-33. [pdf]

Magnes, M., Pipenhaber, N., Skornik, S., Vrahnakis, M., Ambarlı, D. 2018. 16th Eurasian Grassland Conference First call. Palaeartic grasslands 38: 12-24. [pdf]

Török, P. 2018. Book review: Goldmine for plant and vegetation ecology. Palaeartic grasslands 38: 42-43. [pdf]

Publications in Palaearctic Grasslands 37

Kuzemko, Anna; Bezrodnova, Olga; Savchenko, Galyna; Ronkin, Volodymyr; Valiuk, Viktoria; Tsymbaliuk, Valentyna. 2018. Syntaxonomy and scale-dependent species diversity of plant communities on chalk outcrops in the Kharkiv region (Ukraine). Palaeartic grasslands 37: 14-25.[pdf]

Dengler, Jürgen; Becker, Thomas; Heinken, Thilo; Kurzböck, Claudia Maria; Pätsch, Ricarda. 2018. News from GrassVeg.DE, the German grassland vegetation database. Palaeartic grasslands 37: 26-29.[pdf]

Dengler, Jürgen. 2018. Impressions from the nature reserve “Hochwiesen-Pfullinger Berg” (SW Germany). Palaeartic grasslands 37: 30-31.[pdf]

Török, Péter. 2018. Book review: Rūsiņa S. (Ed.). 2017. Protected habitat management guidelines for Latvia, Volume 3, Semi-natural grasslands. Nature Conservation Agency, Sigulda, 456 pp. Palaeartic grasslands 37: 38.[pdf]

Sonkoly, Judit. 2018. Book review: Allison, S. K. and Murphy, S. D. 2017. Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration. 604 pp., Routledge, Oxon, U.K.  Palaeartic grasslands 37: 39-40.[pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 36

Burrascano, Sabina;  Ciaschetti, Giampiero;  Giarrizzo, Eleonora;  Carli, Emanuela;  Del Vico, Eva;  Facioni, Laura;   Vrahnakis, Michael;  Ambarlı, Didem. 2018. EGC 2018. 15th Eurasian Grassland Conference 4-8 June 2018, Sulmona (Italy): COOPERATING FOR GRASSLAND CONSERVATION. Second Call. EDGG Bulletin 36: 4-11. [pdf]

Magnes, Martin; Mayrhofer, Helmut; Kirschner, Philipp; Stöhr, Oliver; Schwager, Patrick; Dengler, Jürgen; Biurrun, Idoia. 2018. Invitation and guide to the 11th EDGG Field Workshop GRASSLANDS OF INNERALPINE DRY VALLEYS: part 1, Eastern Alps Austria, 6–13 July 2018. EDGG Bulletin 36: 12-24. [pdf]

Filibeck, Goffredo; Cancellieri, Laura; Sperandii, Marta; Belonovskaya, Elena; Sobolev¸ Nikolay; Tsarevskaya, Nadezda; Becker, Thomas; Berastegi, Asun; Bückle, Cristoph; Che, Rongxiao; Conti, Fabio; Dembicz, Iwona; Fantinato, Edy; Frank, Dieter; Frattaroli, Anna Rita; Garcia-Mijangos, Itziar; Guglielmino, Adalgisa; Janišová, Monika; Maestri, Samuele; Magnes, Martin; Rosati, Leonardo; Vynokurov, Denis; Dengler, Jürgen; Biurrun, Idoia. 2018. Biodiversity patterns of dry grasslands in the Central Apennines (Italy) along a precipitation gradient: experiences from the 10th EDGG Field Workshop. EDGG Bulletin 36: 25-41.[pdf]

Mora, A., Bueno, Á.2018. Going backwards to look to the future: Traditional hay meadow management modernization for cost effectiveness and nature conservation Project Interreg SUDOE SOS Praderas tries new approaches towards hay meadow conservation. EDGG Bulletin 36:  42-44. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 35

Burrascano, S. 2017. First call for the 15th Eurasian Grassland Conference (2018). EDGG Bulletin 35: 5-8. [pdf]

Magnes, M. 2017. First call for the 11th EDGG Field Workshop (2018). EDGG Bulletin 35: 9-10. [pdf]

Rusina, S. 2017. Report from the 14th Eurasian Grassland Conference (2017). EDGG Bulletin 35: 11-17. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 34

Rusina, S. 2017. Third call for Eurasian Grassland Conference 2017. EDGG Bulletin 34: 4-13. [pdf]

Janisova, M., Dengler, J., Vassilev, K. et al. 2017. Invitation to contribute to the vegetation-plot databases of EDGG. EDGG Bulletin 34: 14-18. [pdf]

Report: Aćić, S., Dengler, J., Biurrun, I. et al. 2017. Biodiversity patterns of dry grasslands at the meeting point of Central Europe and the Balkans: Impressions and first results from the 9th EDGG Field Workshop in Serbia. EDGG Bulletin 34: 19-31 [pdf]

Forum paper: Tokarsky, V. and Tokarskaya, N. 2017. Review of current state, threats and necessity of conservation of the original flora and fauna of East Ukraine steppes. EDGG Bulletin 34: 32-37. [pdf]

Forum paper: Vasyliuk, O. 2017. Chronicles of the protection of Tarutyns’kyj Steppe. EDGG Bulletin 34: 38-41. [pdf]

Book Review by Anna kuzemko: Fayvush, G.M. & Aleksanyan, A.S. 2016. Habitats of Armenia. EDGG Bulletin 34:44-45. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 33

Book Review by Anna kuzemko: Clayton, S., Myers, G. 2015. Conservation Psychology: Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature.[pdf]

Book Review by Peterk Török: Heard, S.B. 2016. The Scientist’s Guide to Writing: How to Write More Easily and Effectively throughout Your Scientific Career.[pdf]

Review by Idoia Biurrun: Mucina, L., Bültmann, H., Dierßen, K., et al. 2016. Vegetation of Europe: Hierarchical floristic classification system of vascular plant, bryophyte, lichen, and algal communities. Applied Vegetation Science 19, Supplement 1: 1‐264.[pdf]

Short contribution: Dengler, J. And Biuruun, I. 2017. Phytodiversity of Palaearctic grasslands: call for standardised data. EDGG Bulletin 33: 24.[pdf]

Forum paper: Vasyliuk , O., Shyriaieva, D., Kolomytsev, G. & Spinova, J. 2017. Steppe protected areas on the territory of Ukraine in the context of the armed conflict in the Donbas region and Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. EDGG Bulletin 33: 15-23.[pdf]

Announcement: Filibeck, G., Cancellieri, L., Sperandii, M.G., Dengler, J., Biurrun, I. 2017. Invitation to the 10th EDGG Field Workshop “Biodiversity patterns across a precipitation gradient in the Central Apennine mountains” Italy, 3-11 June 2016. EDGG Bulletin 33: 3-12. [pdf]

Research paper: Dengler, J., Boch, S., Filibeck, G., Chiarucci, A., Dembicz, I., Guarino, R., Henneberg, B., Janišová, M., Marcenò, C., Naqinezhad, A., Polchaninova, N., Vassilev, K. & Biurrun, I. 2017. Assessing plant diversity and composition in grasslands across spatial scales: the standardised EDGG sampling methodology. EDGG Bulletin 33: 13-30. [pdf]

Research paper: Dengler, J., Biurrun, I., Apostolova, I., Baumann, E., Becker, T., Berastegi, A., Boch, S., Cancellieri, L., Dembicz, I., Didukh, Y.P., Dolnik, C., Ermakov, N., Filibeck, G., Garcia-Mijangos, I., Giusso del Galdo, G., Guarino, R., Janišová, M., Jaunatre, R., Jensen, K.,  Jeschke, M., Kącki, Z.,  Kozub, Ł., Kuzemko, A.A., Löbel, S., Pedashenko, H., Polyakova, M., Ruprecht, E., Szabó, A., Vassilev, K., Velev, N.,  Weiser, F. 2017. Scale-dependent plant diversity in Palaearctic grasslands: a comparative overview. EDGG Bulletin 33: 12-26. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 21

Valko, O., Torok, P., Deak, B., Tothmeresz, B. (2013): Keep your eyes on the fire: Prescribed burning as an old - new opportunity for grassland management. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 21: 29–32, Hamburg. [pdf]

Guarino, R. (2013): Absolute zapovednost' as an ethical model. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 21: 33–35.  [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 17

Darbayeva, T.E., Ramazanova, N.Y. (2012): Chalk hills of northwest Kazakhstan as biodiversity refugia. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 17: 15–18, Hamburg. [pdf]

Kuzemko, A., Pedashenko, H. (2012): EDGG Fellowships 2012 - the first two fellows report. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 17: 19–22, Hamburg. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 15

Guarino, R., Becker, T., Dembicz, I., Dolnik, C., Kacki, Z., Kozub, L, Rejzek, M., Dengler, J. (2012): Impressions from the 4th EDGG Research Expedition to Sicily: community composition and diversity of Mediterranean grasslands. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 15: 12–22. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 14

Sutcliffe, L., Page, N. (2012): STIPA: Saving Transylvania's Important Pastoral Agro-Ecosystems. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 14: 11–12, Hamburg. [pdf]

Vrahnakis, M., Fotiadis, G., Kazoglou, Y. (2012): Skyros: a very "dry grassland" Greek island. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 14: 9–10, Hamburg. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 13

Guarino, R. (2011): Green landscapes of Sicily. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 13: 21–25.

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 11

Rodrigo, S. &  Olea, L. (2011): The DEHESA - a singular ecosystem. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 11: 25-28, Hamburg. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 10

Vrahnakis, M. (2011): The donkey – a friend of grassland resources that patiently faces … extinction. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 10: 14–16, Hamburg. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 9

Burrascano, S.,  Caccianiga, M.,  Gigante, D. (2010): Dry grassland habitat types in Italy. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 9: 3–10, Hamburg. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 8

Vrahnakis, M., Papadatou, E., Kazoglou, Y. , Germanos, A. (2010): Grass-lands as bat-lands: evidence from Mount Varnous, Greece. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 8: 7–9, Hamburg. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 7

Uğurlu, E.(2010): Dry grassland profile of Turkey. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 7: 18–22, Hamburg. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 6

Moysiyenko,KI.,I.,  Sudnik-Wójcikowska, B. (2010): Kurgans of Ukraine as a refuge of steppe flora. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 6: 9–13, Hamburg. [pdf]

Vrahnakis,M. (2010): Dry grassland habitat types of Greece. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 6: 17–22, Hamburg. [pdf]

Vrahnakis, M. (2010): Mediterranean Type Ecosystems (MTEs): a brief introduction. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 6: 14–16, Hamburg. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 4

Dengler,J.Ruprecht, E., Szabó, A., Turtureanu, D., Beldean, M., Uğurlu, E., Pedashenko, H., Dolnik, Ch., Jones, A. (2009): Transylvania. EDGG cooperation on syntaxonomy and biodiversity of Festuco-Brometea communities in Transylvania (Romania): report and preliminary results – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 4: 13–19, Hamburg. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 3

Hegedüšová,K.(2009): Devínska Kobyla and Sandberg – National Nature Reserve (Slovak Republic). – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 3: 20–22, Hamburg. [pdf]

Uğurlu, E.,Secmen, O. (2009): Kula Vulcao (Turkey). – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 3: 23–25, Hamburg. [pdf]

Yamalov, S.M., Bayanov, A., Muldshev, A. (2009): The diversity of steppe communities of South Ural (Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia). – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 3: 14–19, Hamburg. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 2

Isermann, M.(2009): Expansion of Rosa rugosa in Coastal Dunes. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 2: 14–15, Hamburg. [pdf]

Rūsiņa, S. (2009): Current Status of Dry Grassland Vegetation Research in Latvia. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 2: 9–13, Hamburg. [pdf]

Publications in EDGG Bulletin 1

Rūsiņa, S.(2008): History of dry grassland research in Latvia. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 1: 16–21, Hamburg. [pdf]

Škodová, I.,Hegedüšová (2008): Vrchná hora. – Bull. Eur. Dry Grassl. Group 1: 14–15, Hamburg. [pdf]

In each bulletin, we present reviews of books that may be of interest of our members. Please use link below to see the list of book reviews and read reviews. 

Book reviews

Idoia Biurrun, Spain
Jürgen Dengler, Switzerland
Rocco Labadessa, Italy
Alireza Naqinezhad, Iran

Alla Aleksanyan, Armenia
Didem Ambarlı, Turkey
Dolores Byrne, Ireland
Sean Cooch, UK
Iwona Dembicz, Poland
Edy Fantinato, Italy
Magdalena Firganek-Fulcher, UK
Paul Goriup, UK
Riccardo Guarino, Italy
Richard Jefferson, UK
Gwyn Jones, UK
Anna Kuzemko, Ukraine
Frank Yonghong Li, China
Ashley Lyons, UK
Lorna Marcham, UK
Jim Martin, Ireland
James Moran, Ireland
Alireza Naqinezhad, Iran
Jalil Noroozi, Austria
Arkadiusz Nowak, Poland
Salza Palpurina, Bulgaria
Ricarda Pätsch, Czech Republic
Nina Polchaninova, Ukraine
Solvita Rūsiņa, Latvia
Hallie Seiler, Switzerland
Stuart Smith, UK
Laura Sutcliffe, Germany
Péter Török, Hungary
Atushi Ushimaru, Japan
Orsolya Valkó, Hungary
Stephen Venn, Finland