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13th  Eurasian Grassland  Conference
Management and Conservation of Semi-natural grasslands: from theory to practice
Sighisoara, Romania, 20-24 September 2016

The 2016 Eurasian Grassland Conference will take place from 20 – 24 September 2016 in the historic town of Sighişoara in central Romania. This is the 13th annual meeting of the EDGG, which aims to promote exchange and collaboration between those interested in all aspects of grassland research and conservation across Eurasia. The conference is intended to bring together latest research, and to link this to practical management and policy contributing to the sustainability of semi-natural grasslands.

The conference will include the following sessions:

·         Semi-natural grasslands and environmental policy and socio-economy

·         Landscape scale processes and historical evolution of semi-natural grasslands

·         Ecology and biodiversity of semi-natural grasslands

·         Management, conservation and restoration of semi-natural grasslands

as well as three optional pre-conference workshops and two field trips in local biodiversity hotspots. All other topics related to semi-natural grasslands are also welcome. A special issue of an ISI listed journal related to the conference is planned, to which all contributors to the conference will be invited to submit papers.

The second circular of the conference is available for download.


We invite you to register via the website

13th  Eurasian Grassland  Conference

Deadline for late registration until 31st August!


Past events:

2015: 12th  European Dry Grassland  Meeting "Population biology and community ecology of dry grasslands and dry grassland species" was held in Germany, Mainz, 23-26 May , conference homepage

2014: 11th  European Dry Grassland  Meeting "Steppes and Semi-natural dry grasslands: ecology, transformation and restoration" was held in Russia, Tula,  5-15 June, conference homepage

2013: International Conference "Concepts for modern management of xeric grasslands between nature conservation and agriculture". Co-organised by EDGG and Brandenburg Academy Criewen Castle, 26th – 27th September, 2013

2013: International Conference "Open Landscapes 2013 - Ecology, Management and Nature Conservation", 29 September - 3 October 2013. Co-organized by EDGG and University of Hildesheim, NW Germany .  Conference homepage: http://www.open- landscapes2013.de/welcome/  

2013: 10th  European Dry Grassland  Meeting  When theory meets practice: Conservation and restoration of grasslands was held in Poland 24-31 May, Zamosc, conference homepage

2012: 9th  European Dry Grassland  Meeting  Dry Grasslands of Europe: Grazing and Ecosystem Services was held in Greece 19-23 May, Prespa, conference homepage

for more see: past meetings



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