The deadline for the Early Bird registration for reduced prices and application for IAVS travel grants is extended until 30 April and the deadline for Abstract submission until 10 May (travel grant applicants to 30 April). There are still free places for the pre-conference and post-conference excursions.
The 2017 Eurasian Grassland Conference will take place from 4th to 11th July 2017 in Riga, the capital of 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 Palaearctic realm. 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 and natural grasslands. Emphasis will be placed on the cases where grassland ecosystems are shared between man-made and natural geographical borders.
For the first time the conference will be jointly organised by two countries (Latvia and Lithuania), so providing an excellent opportunity to visit a range of semi-natural grasslands in Eastern Baltics. The event will be hosted by the University of Latvia, the Latvian Botanical Society and the Nature Research Centre in Lithuania.
The conference will include the following sessions:
Ecological, biogeographical and phytosociological boundaries
Grasslands on borders: environmental and agricultural policies
Overcoming 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 programme for beginners and three excursions before, during and after the conference. Please use the Registration page to register and submit an abstract.
Conference Language: English
|Conference venue in Riga. Photo: Toms Grīnbergs, Media and Marketing Centre of the University of Latvia|
|Pre-conference excursion site in the Daugava River Valley with Koelerion glaucae dry grassland||Pre-conference excursion site in the Dviete River Valley with Magnocaricion/Calthion vegetation|
|Post-conference excursion site in the Curonian Spit with dune vegetation||Mid-conference excursion site in the Abava River Valley|
|Excursion sites. Photos: S. Rusina, V. Rasomavicius|