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is a Working Group
of the
Association for Vegetation
Science (IAVS)

is supported by the

Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft e.V.

The Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) is a network of researchers and conservationists interested in Palearctic natural and semi-natural grasslands. We live from the activities of our members. Everybodycan join EDGG without any fee or other obligation.

Latest news: Our last bulletin (Bulletin 28) is available. There you will find several announcements, including the first call for the 13th EDGC to be held in Sighižoara, Romania, on 24-24th September 2016, the final call for contributions to the EDGG-edited Special Feature in Hacquetia 2016 and a preliminary announcement of the 9th EDGG Field Workshop to be held in Serbia from 2-10 July 2016. The Bulletin also includes two original research papers on grassland diversity on Germany and Serbia. Please click to download and enjoy reading!


The EDGG covers all aspects related to natural and semi-natural grasslands, in particular:
plants - animals - fungi - microbia - soils - taxonomy - phylogeography - ecophysiology - population biology - species' interactions - vegetation ecology - syntaxonomy - landscape ecology - biodiversity - land use history - agriculture - nature conservation - restoration - environmental legislation - environmental education

The basic aims of the EDGG are:

  • to compile and to distribute information on research and conservation in natural and semi-natural grasslands beyond national borders;
  • to stimulate active cooperation among grassland scientists (exchanging data, common data standards, joint projects).

To achieve its aims, EDGG provides four facilities for the information exchange among grassland researchers and conservationists:


Depending on both the wishes and the contributions of our members,
one could think of additional activities, such as:

  • organisation of grassland sessions at conferences of other organisations,
  • organisation of specific courses for students, scientists, and practioners (e.g. determination of byophytes, lichens or critical vascular plant groups; methods in vegetation sampling and classification; methods in biodiversity research; conservation measures),
  • organisation of field trips (e.g. for sampling relevé data in under-
    represented regions),
  • establishment of common data standards for national/regional vegetation databases and combination of such data in large-scale meta-analyses,
  • joint application for international research projects.


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