Landscapes and ecosystems evolve over time, shaped by natural and anthropogenic factors. Understanding ecosystem and landscape development therefore requires insights into their trajectories, but also into the factors and forces driving these trajectories. In recent years, landscape ecologists increasingly acknowledge or even include this historical dimension in the analysis of landscapes and ecosystems.
The objective of the IALE working group “Historical Landscape Ecology” is to provide a forum for continuous debate and exchange on historical landscape ecology concerning emerging challenges, topical issues as well as the further development of theory and methods.
The working group undertakes the following activities:
All interested colleagues are warmly invited to participate in this working group – please contact Marianna Biró, Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany (biro.marianna(at)ecolres.hu).