The post provided by Idoia Biurrun (Chief Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands)
This post refers to the new issue 49 of Palaearctic Grasslands.
The new issue of Palaearctic Grasslands, EDGG’s scientific journal and magazine is out, and you can read the complete issue here. On 35 pages, full of nice photos, it contains several news and announcements, two scientific articles and two book reviews. Concerning Palaearctic Grasslands itself, this issue is the first one with four Chief Editors and fixed deadlines for submissions of items (except scientific articles, of course). We are also glad to announce that two new scientific editors and two linguistic editors joined our editorial team. Among EDGG news, the new Executive Committee for 2021-2023 is presented, and a virtual conference on Grasslands of Asia is announced for February 2022. The issue also includes the results of the Photo Competition on Grasslands lights, where the winner is Kateryna Zhulenko, with a fantastic composition of Fritillaria meleagris in a semi-natural wet hay grassland in Ukraine.
As regards the scientific papers, the issue includes a Forum Article with a very illustrative title: Focused on farmers: On the irreplaceable role of man and his animals in biodiversity conservation. This paper highlights the importance of socio-economic factors on biodiversity conservation. We also introduce the new category Methods in Grasslands Ecology, with a paper introducing three improvements in the standardized multi-scale sampling of EDGG: 1000 m2 plots, recording species cover for sizes larger than 10 m2 and standardized biomass sampling.