general information

Dates and venues

The 28th European Vegetation Survey Meeting will be held in Madrid (Spain), from Monday 2 to Friday 6 September 2019 in Ciudad Universitaria (Moncloa Campus), at the new Pharmacy building of University Complutense (see the map below for the exact location). The symposium excursions will be held on Friday, 6 September. 

Programme outline








Topics

The main topic of the symposium will be “Vegetation diversity and global change”. It will also include other topics: 

  • Assessment and conservation of European Habitats
  • High mountain vegetation
  • Vegetation classification and data management
  • Aquatic vegetation
  • Vegetation dynamics and succession in different habitats: from old fields to forests
  • Habitat restoration and plant invasions

We invite you to submit abstract(s), preferably related to the topics listed above. Communications may be presented both as oral or posters. The second circular will contain more detail on submission of abstracts. 


Language 

The symposium language is English.


Committees

Organizing committee 

Rosario G. Gavilán, Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany.
Complutense University, Madrid (SP). 

Alba Gutiérrez Girón, Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany.
Complutense University, Madrid and Biodiversia Coop. (SP). 

José Luis Izquierdo, Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid (SP). 

Daniel Sánchez Mata, Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany.
Complutense University, Madrid (SP). 

Federico Fernández González, Institute of Environmental Sciences,
University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo (SP). 

José Mª Pizarro, Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany.
Complutense University, Madrid (SP). 

Camila Monasterio, Biodiversia Coop. (SP). 

Guillermo Amo de Paz, Biodiversia Coop. (SP). 

Zuzana Ferencova, Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany.
Complutense University, Madrid (SP). 

Rosina Magaña, Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany.
Complutense University, Madrid (SP). 

Javier Pérez Hernández, Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany. 
Complutense University, Madrid (SP). 

Esteban Ramírez, Department of Biology,
Autonomous University of Madrid (SP). 

Irene Sánchez, Department of Biology,
Autonomous University of Madrid (SP). 

Advisory Committee 

Rosario G. Gavilán, Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany.
Complutense University, Madrid (SP). 

Paloma Cantó Ramos, Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany.
Complutense University, Madrid (SP). 

Adrián Escudero Alcántara, Institute of Biodiversity and Conservation.
Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid (SP). 

Vicenta de la Fuente, Department of Biology,
Autonomous University of Madrid (SP). 

Borja Jiménez-Alfaro, Research Unit of Biodiversity, CSIC,
Universidad de Oviedo (SP). 

Felipe Martínez, Department of Systems and Natural Resources.
Technical University of Madrid (SP). 

José Antonio Molina Abril, Department of Biodiversity.
Complutense University, Madrid (SP). 

Juan Carlos Moreno, Department of Biology,
Autonomous University of Madrid (SP). 

Rosa Pérez Badia, Institute of Environmental Sciences,
University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo (SP). 

Agustín Rubio Sánchez, Department of Systems and Natural Resources.
Technical University of Madrid (SP). 

Lourdes Rufo Nieto, Experimental Sciences Department,
Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid (SP). 

Santiago Sardinero Roscales, Institute of Environmental Sciences,
University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo (SP). 

Scientific Committee 

Emiliano Agrillo, Department of Environmental Biology,
University “La Sapienza”, Roma (IT). 

Fabio Attorre, Department of Environmental Biology,
University “La Sapienza”, Roma (IT). 

Andraž Čarni, Jovan Hadži Institute of Biology,
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana (SI). 

Milan Chytrý (EVS secretary), Department of Botany and Zoology,
Masaryk University, Brno (CZ). 

Monika Janišová, Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences,
Banská Bystrica (SK). 

María Pilar Rodríguez-Rojo, Institute of Environmental Sciences,
University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo (ES). 

John Rodwell, Ecological Consultant, Lancaster (UK). 

Joop Schaminée, Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology Group,
Wageningen University (NL). 



Fees and deadlines

Meeting and Excursion fees 

The registration fees include lunches and coffee/tea breaks, the Monday Welcome Reception, the symposium pack with programme and book of abstracts for ordinary participants. For accompanying persons it includes lunches and coffee/tea-breaks during the Meeting. 

The social dinner will be held on Thursday 5 September. 

The excursion (Friday 6 September) will include the transport from Madrid (go and return) and the lunch. 




General Information and Deadlines 

If you need an official letter of invitation to attend the Meeting, please contact members of the Organising Committee, Rosario G. Gavilán and Alba Gutiérrez, Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany, Complutense University 28040 Madrid, Spain.

Rosario G. Gavilán (rgavilan@ucm.es)

Alba Gutiérrez (algutier@ucm.es)

This letter does not represent any commitment on the part of the organizers to provide financial support for you; it is only for obtaining embassy visa or similar administrative issues. 

If you want to participate at the EVS meeting and you need financial support from the IAVS, you have to apply by filling an application form in addition to the registration form. Please, also read the instructions for “IAVS Financial Support” available here, point 2. Participation in IAVS meetings (deadline for application for financial support is 20 March 2019). See in Registration the details about applicaton procedure of financial support.

Dates and Deadline 



Excursions

Excursion 1: Sierra de Guadarrama

Mediterranean high mountain communities on metamorphic substrata (granite and gneiss) will be visited in the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. Sierra de Guadarrama is one of the mountains that form the Sistema Central, a range that divides the Central Iberian Plateau. We will walk from the visitors’ center to the highest peak, Peñalara (2428 m asl).



Excursion 2: Landscapes on Miocene bedrock in southeastern Madrid province

Different plant communities will be visited ranging from open holm oak woodland (Quercus rotundifolia), seral scrub formations on limestone or gypsum soils near the Tajuña River Basin (Madrid) and cliffs in Miocene sediments close to El Campillo lagoon (gypsum soils, Southeast Regional Park, Madrid) to diverse halophytic communities colonizing endorheic depressions in El Salobral Nature Reserve (Madrid / Castilla-La Mancha). 



Excursion 3: Sierra de San Vicente

(to confirm) 

Western Iberian Mediterranean plant communities will be visited including deciduous oak (Quercus pyrenaica) or evergreen oaks (Quercus suber, Q. rotundifolia). Although they are common in other central Iberian areas, the western floristic character of these mountains is reflected not only in the canopy layer but also in seral scrub communities and in the riparian communities of those territories. 

Macfoto1963 (Creative Commons)


Social Dinner

Coming soon!!!