Palaearctic Grasslands 60 is published

The post provided by Idoia Biurrun (Deputy Chief Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands)

The new issue of Palaearctic Grasslands is out, and you can read the complete issue here.

This new issue comes with several announcements and reports about EDGG events and activities, including the second call for the next Field Workshop in South-Western Alps (Aosta, Susa and Durance valleys in Italy and France). The FW will be held from 1 to 11 June 2024, and deadline for application, including the application for travel grants, is 15 April.

You can also find in this issue the call for the 19th Eurasian Grassland Conference, to be held in Bolzano from 16 August to 1 September 2024 with the topic “Grasslands as biodiversity hotspots”. More details about registration will be soon available at the conference webpage (www.egc2024.it).

The issue also includes five short contributions presenting interesting grassland-related projects, some of them with a call for participation. These projects deal with the functional ecology of cryptogams in open habitats, pollination in urban grasslands, and the use of regional seed mixtures in grassland restoration. There are also calls to contribute to the discussion on the damage of agri-environmental schemes on Transylvania’s dry grasslands, as well as a Postdoc opportunity in the post-doc position at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

As usual, photos are a very important part of our journal. This issue presents the winners of the photo competition on “Threatened grasslands”, and includes two appealing photo stories. One of them corresponds to the photo diary of the 17th Field Workshop in south-eastern Alps (June 2023), while the other is an emotive photo story about spring in Ukrainian steppes.

I wish you enjoy the spring, which already arrived to many places in the Palaearctic, and is probably the dearest season for many vegetation ecologists. We can already go sampling to the field !!