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World Congress 2023

The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) is excited to announce 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. During the World Congress, landscape ecologists from public, private, and non-profit sectors will address a broad spectrum of environmental challenges and their potential solutions. The 2023 World Congress will be a hybrid (online/in person) event and it is for the first time being hosted in the Global South. 

The World Congress theme is ‘Transboundary Resource Management, Climate Change and Environmental Resilience’.  The World Congress will include plenaries, symposium, oral sessions, posters sessions, a social dinner, and field trips. It is jointly hosted by Kenyatta University (KU), Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), National Museum of Kenya (NMK), Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation Institute, University of Nairobi (UON), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and in collaboration with the African-Chapter of IALE (Africa-IALE).

Nairobi is an exceptionally beautiful and accessible city (see Magical Nairobi).  The planned post conference excursions include: Nairobi National Park,  Karura Forest Nature trails, The National Museums, Kakamega forest (Time has stood still for the Kakamega Forest, a remnant of the rain forest that stretched all across Central Africa’) and Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve (a complex of marine and tidal habitats along the Kenya’s north coast with rich and diverse bird life, fish, turtles and dugongs). Furthermore, Kenya is well known for the Great Rift Valley (Great Rift Valley).  July is an excellent time to visit Kenya because it is the dry season and wildlife will be easier to see.

The IALE World Congress is being organized by the Local hosting committee (Kenya), Africa-IALE and IALE World.

    Past World Congress

    10th IALE World Congress

    2019 in Milan, Italy Website


    9th IALE World Congress

    2015 in Portland Oregon, USA


    8th IALE World Congress 

    2011 in Beijing, China Website


    7th IALE World Congress 

    2007 in Wageningen, Netherlands 


    6th IALE World Congress 

    2003 in Darwin, Australia 


    5th IALE World Congress 

    1999 in Colorado, USA 


    4th IALE World Congress

    1995 in Toulouse, France 


    3th IALE World Congress 

    1991 in Ottawa, Canada 


    2nd IALE International Seminar 

    1987 in Münster, Germany 


    1st IALE Seminar 

    1983 in Roskilde, Denmark

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