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  • 2 Apr 2022 07:10 | Anonymous


    original posting taken from iale2022.eu
    Authors: Organisers of IALE 2022 European Landscape Ecology Congress

    From the very beginning we wanted the IALE European Landscape Ecology Congress to be a meeting that would give the possibility of creative exchange of views, lively discussion, network building and social events among friends and colleagues. We planned to organise it in Warsaw, the part of Europe where the influences of Western and Eastern European scientific perspectives intersect.

    In March 2021, we decided to postpone the Congress by one year, because we were determined to have an in-person event and hoped that the pandemic would be contained by July 2022. When it looked as though there was a chance to meet safely, war broke out at our borders. The war that shocks the world and with each passing day increases the unimaginable suffering of Ukrainians and the destruction of their homeland.

    Considering the dangers of the Russian invasion, the uncertainty of tomorrow and the obvious need to help millions of refugees arriving in Poland, we regretfully decided, in consultation with the IALE-Europe Executive Committee, to change the format of the Congress to an online meeting. We were primarily guided by the care for the safety of Congress participants and the sense of inadequacy of cheerful networking in these very tragic days. This move is also a response to the numerous and understandable fears from participants related to travelling so close to the border with Ukraine, perceived by some participants almost as a front zone.

    We will do our best to make the online meeting interesting, interactive and valuable for everyone. We plan to open registration on April 1st, with an early bird deadline on April 30th, and a deadline for contributors on May 31st. The Congress fee will be 100/50 Euro (discount for students and IALE members). We encourage the participants to allocate the funds saved on travel and accommodation to help refugees from Ukraine.

  • 2 Apr 2022 06:30 | Anonymous


    The 9th and 10th issues of PANORAMA - the  Newsletter of the Indian Regional Association for Landscape Ecology (IRALE) - is online.

    • Download IRALE News #9 here.
    • Download IRALE News #10 here.
  • 7 Mar 2022 10:01 | Anonymous

    The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) is deeply troubled by the Russian government’s attack on Ukraine, the escalating violence, and the disastrous impact on people affected by the conflicts. Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine at this difficult time.

    Global climate change, biodiversity loss and intensifying human activities have already caused the landscape changes to become a global threat. Warfare, besides tremendous suffering it brings to people, inexorably further harms both natural and cultural landscapes, with permanent direct consequences to landscape’s abilities to guarantee safe and healthy lives for nature and the peoples depending on it. It will bring cascading long-term and large-scale consequences to all humankind, also beyond those directly in contact with the conflict.

    IALE is the worldwide organization for landscape ecologists, with a primary mission to promote global collaboration. In times of conflicts and crises, IALE as an organization will continue to support the landscape ecologist community. IALE encourages its members and chapters to separate individual scientists from the adverse actions of their home countries/governments, stay united, and treat each other with empathy and mutual respect. IALE is fully committed to global scientific collaboration and dialogues, especially those affected by conflicts and war anywhere in the world, to support a peaceful co-existence on Earth.

  • 4 Mar 2022 08:15 | Anonymous

    We, the members of Russian chapter of IALE International, condemn the war in Ukraine unleashed by Russian Government. We will do our best to influence Russian public opinion which was damaged by long lasting propaganda in state-controlled media. Well consistently persuade Russian citizens that the bloodshed, for which Putins regime bears full responsibility, undermines all moral standards and threatens global future.

    Tatiana Kharitonova
    Alexander Prishchepov
    Svetlana Solodyankina
    Alexander Abolits
    Maxim Bobrovsky
    Robert Sandlersky
    Anton Shkaruba
    Ksenia Merekalova
    Dmitry Marinskikh
    Oleg Zheleznyy
    Alexander Karandeev
    Aleksander Khoroshev

  • 3 Mar 2022 08:45 | Anonymous

    A of the members of the  IALE Working Group Spatial Analysis of Organisms in the Environment has recently written a book entitled “Individual-based Methods in Forest Ecology and Management” published by Springer. Landscape ecology in forests and woodlands is an integration of structurally different fields. The book put the main ones together to provide practical approaches that can be well implemented in sustainable management of forest ecosystems and their assessment from ecological point of view. The book is consisted of seven chapters and integrates three main fields of tree/plant interactions, biometry of plant growth and human behaviour in forests. The book introduces methods that can reveal interactions of individual plants with other plants, their environment and human. Understanding the individual-based spatial interactions of plants can provide deep insight to establishment and formation of plant communities as one of the main goals in landscape ecology.

  • 3 Mar 2022 07:58 | Anonymous


    The abstract submission deadline for Land' 1st International Electronic Conference on Land—Toward Land System Science (IECL 2022) has been extended to 15 March 2022.

    Visit the Conferece Website here

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are pleased to announce the abstract submission deadline for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Land—Toward Land System Science (IECL 2022) has been extended to 15 March 2022.

    Throughout this event, we aim to cover topics including, but not limited to:

    • Land systems and global change
    • Soil–sediment–water systems
    • socio-economic and political issues related to land
    • land–climate interactions
    • land planning and architecture
    • women in land science
    • landscapes and societal challenges
    • Renewable energy and land use
    • Ecosystem services science for applications in planning and decision making
    • Landscapes disturbance in Global South

    Full information about the conference can be checked at: https://sciforum.net/event/IECL2022

    Critical Dates:

    • Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 March 2022
    • Notification of Acceptance: 31 March 2022
    • Registration Deadline: 20 April 2022
    • Conference Open: 17–19 May 2022

    If you want to present your latest research, please register and submit your abstract by 15 March 2022. Please note, the registration fee for Guest Editors in Land is free.

    Many thanks in advance. We look forward to your participation!

  • 7 Feb 2022 10:10 | Anonymous


    The 2023 IALE World Congress will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 10th – 15th, July 2023. The IALE World Congress occurs every four years and is the premier event for landscape ecologists worldwide to address topics in landscape ecology that range from local to global in scale. The theme is "Transboundary Resource Management, Climate Change and Environmental Resilience". This survey aims to get views and concerns of the landscape ecology community to assist in our planning for IALE 2023 World Congress scheduled for Nairobi Kenya. 

    Link to the survey for IALE 2023 World Congress

  • 2 Feb 2022 08:46 | Anonymous

    The journal Land (ISSN 2073-445X, IF 3.398) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity of Peri-Urban Landscapes". Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst, Dr. Marcin Spyra, Dr. Nica Claudia Caló and Dr. HongMi Koo are serving as Guest Editors for this issue.

    For this Special Issue of Land, they invite authors to submit theoretical considerations and descriptions of practical case studies concerning ecosystem services (ES) and the biodiversity of peri-urban landscapes (PULs).

    Specifically, they welcome papers discussing the following topics:

    • Assessment and valuation methods of ES in PULs;
    • ES and biodiversity trade-offs in PULs;
    • Methods to delimitate ES benefitting and providing areas in the extend of PUL;
    • Gaps between demand and provision of ES in PULs;
    • ES deficit areas in PULs.
    The submission deadline is 15 March 2022. Find more details at the Special Issiue website:

    https://www.mdpi.com/journal/land/special_issues/ESB_PUL

  • 19 Jan 2022 11:24 | Anonymous
    Logo IALE - North America

    The IALE-North America Annual Meeting will be Virtual in 2022.

    In consultation with the local host committee and Delaney Meeting & Event Management, the IALE-North America Executive Committee has decided to postpone meeting in person in Riverside until next year (2023) and will go fully virtual this year.

    More information on the IALE-North America website.

  • 12 Jan 2022 10:45 | Anonymous

    PANORAMA - IRALE News #7

    The 7th issue of PANORAMA (December 2021) - the  Newsletter of the Indian Regional Association for Landscape Ecology (IRALE) - is online.

    Topics of the issue: The Deccan Plateau | Networks for Landscape Management | Integrated Landscape Management plan for securing biodiversity and people wellbeing in the Greater Panna Landscape | Views & Opportunities.

    Download IRALE News #7 here.

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