The post provided by Idoia Biurrun (Chief Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands)
This post refers to the new issue 56 of Palaearctic Grasslands, which you can read here.
This new issue comes with the full call of the 17th Field Workshop, which will take place in the inner alpine dry valleys of the south-eastern Alps (Italy, Switzerland) from 1 to 11 June 2023. Registration is already open, and interested people can apply until 10 April.
Another important call published in this issue is the call for nominations to the EDGG Executive Committee 2023-2025. Nominations, including self-nominations, can be sent until 26 March 2023.
One of the distinguishing features of Palaeartic Grasslands is its bet for pictures on different aspects of grassland biodiversity and management. This issue is not an exception, and we present the three winners of the Photo Competition on “Grassland Lichens”, as well as many other nice photos scattered along the issue. The theme for the next photo competition is “The colour blue in grasslands”.
Our journal also welcomes research papers, as the one by Shyam S. Phartyal and colleagues on the soil seed bank potential of Himalayan alpine meadows, focused on the highly disturbed treeline in Tungnath, where they found that these alpine meadows have low soil seed bank potential.
We cannot forget that more than a year ago, Ukraine was invaded by Russian army. Ukraine needs our help, and EDGG Fund for Ukrainian Scientists continues collecting money and granting scientists for the development of grassland-related projects. If you are willing to donate, you can find how to do it on page 5 of PG56.