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14th Eurasian Grassland Conference “Semi-natural grasslands across borders”

Dates: 4 – 11 July 2017
Location: Location: Riga, Latvia

This is the 14th annual conference of the EDGG, the organization which aims to promote exchange and collaboration between those interested in all aspects of semi-natural and natural grassland research and conservation across the Palaearctic realm. The conference is intended to present the latest research, and to link this to practical management and policy contributing to the sustainability of semi-natural and natural grasslands. Emphasis will be placed on cases in which grassland ecosystems are shared between man-made and natural geographical borders.

The conference will include the following sessions:

  • Ecological, biogeographical and phytosociological boundaries
  • Grasslands on borders: environmental and agricultural policies
  • Overcoming the marginality of semi-natural grasslands in agricultural landscapes
  • Networking and best practices for grassland conservation

All other topics related to semi-natural and 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. In addition to two session days, there will be four optional events: a pre-conference workshop on R program for beginners and three excursions before, during and after the conference.

We invite you to register and submit abstracts for talks and poster via the website

Registration deadline 30 April 2017

This is the annual conference of the EDGG, the working group of the International Association for Vegetation Science (, past EDGG conferences Conference webpage:

More information can be found here.