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



EDGG
is supported by the

Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft e.V.

The European Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) is a network of dry grassland researchers and conservationists in Europe. We live from the activities of our members. Everybody can join EDGG without any fee or other obligation.

12th  European Dry Grassland  Meeting   will be organized in Germany, Mainz on 22-27 May, 2015 1st Circular

         

The EDGG covers all aspects related to dry 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 dry grasslands beyond national borders;
  • to stimulate active cooperation among dry grassland scientists (exchanging data, common data standards, joint projects).

To achieve its aims, EDGG provides four facilities for the information exchange among dry 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 dry 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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