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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 27) is available. This bulletin offers important information about the new name, scope and bylaws of our group; report of election of the new Executive Committee (EC), 13th EDGC to be held Sighisoara, Romania (20-24 September 2016), EDGG Facebook, a complete report of the 12th EDGM in Mainz, an interview with Zygmunt Kacki about organization of EDGG 2015 Field Workshop in Poland and information on recent publications of our members and forthcoming events. 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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