We regret to inform that due to the ongoing difficulties arising from the coronavirus pandemic we have been forced to postpone the IALE European Landscape Ecology Congress to July, 11-15, 2022 (Warsaw, Poland). Congress is organised by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw in partnership with European and Polish Associations for Landscape Ecology (IALE-Europe and PAEK).
The venue will remain the Old Library of the University of Warsaw, Poland. The new call for abstracts will start on 3 November 2021 and closes on 28 January 2022. Please see the updated programme outline and the new important dates (iale2022.eu). We are waiting for your submissions and see you next year in Warsaw!
Goal of the IALE 2022 European Congress
Congress aims to highlight landscape ecology as the transdisciplinary platform linking past, present and future. This approach is especially needed now when the world is facing global challenges such as climate crisis, biodiversity loss, environmental pollution, mass migration and urbanization. A holistic, landscape approach to the complex cultural-environmental systems – which is the essence of landscape ecology – provides the perfect framework for combining transdisciplinary tools and perspectives to better understand the diverse phenomena and processes around us and to predict and properly manage them. That is why we want to learn from past experience and knowledge to take responsibility for shaping sustainable landscapes and societies of the future.
To achieve this aim we invite both researchers and practitioners from all landscape-related disciplines, including environmental and social perspectives, to share their experience and interact within the broad, international community of all those interested in landscape related issues. We believe that landscape ecology – as the study of multifaceted interactions in geographical space – has the potential to integrate not only natural sciences and humanities but also researchers and policy-makers, which is the key to implement the Congress theme into practice.
Themes of the IALE 2022 European Congress
The general congress theme – making the future, learning from the past – will be discussed through the four interconnected thematic groups covering the whole range of issues relevant for landscape ecology:
Past… Heritage, Reconstructing, Understanding, Drivers and actors of change, Transformations, Nature restoration, Mapping, Paleoecology, History, Memories, Legacies, Identity, Connectivity…
Learning… Communication/transferring knowledge, Coproduction of knowledge, Multi-/inter-/trans-disciplinarity, Dialogue, Education and awareness, Going to dialogue with landscape, Perception, Learning by doing, Monitoring, Multi-perspectivism, Evaluation of policies/measures…
Future… Modelling and scenarios, Transitions, Facing/meeting challenges, Aspirations, Expectations, Technology/new tools, Virtual, Artificial intelligence/big data, Social media, Landscape genetics, Solutions, Novel (eco)systems, Innovation, Regeneration, Sustainability, Resilience, Security, Measuring landscape…
Making… Practice, Policy, Design, Identity, Place making, Governance, Management (natural/heritage), Co-benefits, Stewardship, Protection, Conservation, Ecosystem services, Impact assessment, Impact and effect, Conflict solving, Mitigation, Well-being, Valuation, Implementation…
For more information
- Go to: iale2022.eu
- Abstract submission start: 3 November 2021
- Abstract submission deadline: 28 January 2022
- Contact: congress(at)iale2022.eu