1. bookVolume 20 (2021): Issue 1 (June 2021)
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The Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) in 2019–2020

Published Online: 01 Mar 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 20 (2021) - Issue 1 (June 2021)
Page range: 171 - 176
Received: 10 Jan 2021
Accepted: 11 Jan 2021
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
1854-9829
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10 Jul 2007
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

This report summarizes the activities and achievements of the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) from July 2019 to December 2020. During this period, Covid-19 allowed only one live event, the 14th EDGG Field Workshop to the alpine vegetation of Switzerland, organised ad hoc as a replacement for the cancelled Field Workshop in the Ukrainian steppes. The cancelled Eurasian Grassland Conference in Spain found a partial replacement in “Talk Grasslands!”, a series of online talks during winter 2020/2021. EDGG’s own diamond open access periodical, Palaearctic Grasslands, is a novel combination of scientific journal, photo magazine and member newsletter. With five issues during the reporting time it contributed much to EDGG’s attractiveness. EDGG edited four Special Features in international journals (Tuexenia, Hacquetia, Flora) and contributed 13 chapters on grasslands and shrublands of the Palaearctic biogeographic realm to the Encyclopedia of the world’s biomes. EDGG’s vegetation-plot database GrassPlot with multi-scale and multi-taxon diversity data of grasslands and other open habitats of the Palaearctic is now integrated into the EDGG website with the GrassPlot Diversity Explorer.

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