Portland, Oregon (Pictures by Robert Scheller)

9th IALE World Congress - Call for Abstracts out now!

The web site for the 2015 World Congress is now up and running!
Submissions of abstracts for the IALE World Congress are now being taken! 

  • ABSTRACT OPEN: December 3, 2014
  • ABSTRACT CLOSE: February 2, 2015 
  • EXPEDITED DECISIONS: March 2, 2015

9th IALE World Congress in Portland, Oregan, USA


In 2015, 5th to 10th July, there will be a joint meeting between the International Association of Landscape Ecology World Congress and the US chapter of IALE (US-IALE). Portland offers numerous amenities that we believe will provide an excellent and efficient meeting experience and will attract a large contingent of landscape ecologists.  The city is widely recognized for its commitment to sustainability and progressive land use planning.  Portland is rich in parks and has numerous outdoor recreation opportunities, which will be instrumental in identifying regional resources for landscape ecologists to explore.

Portland International Airport (PDX) has direct connections to Tokyo, Amsterdam, and most major U.S. and Canadian cities.  Portland also offers excellent light rail and street car connections throughout the city.  The next closest major airport, Sea-Tac in Seattle, WA, has additional direct flights to Cordova, Frankfurt, Guadalajara, London, Manchester, Mexico City, Paris, Reykjavik, Seoul, Shanghai, and other major cities.

Lead Organizers: Dr. Vivek Shandas, (Portland State University) and Dr. Anita Morzillo (Oregon State University)

Program Committee: The Program Committee will be chaired by Robert Scheller (Portland State University) and includes Hong He, Jennifer Allen, and John Reuter.  

Venue:  The Portland Hilton has been selected as the meeting location.  The Hilton is located downtown with excellent access to the airport via light rail.

Scientific Excursions:  Portland has ready access to some of the most diverse and scenic landscapes in the Pacific Northwest and we foresee many informative field trips.  Some examples: A tour of the Columbia River Gorge; assessment of urban growth boundaries, successes and challenges; managing growth along the Oregon coast and Willamette watershed; touring disturbance recovery at Mt. St. Helens; visiting the HJ Andrews LTER Site.  Shorter excursions may include visits to Forest Park, Bonneville Dam, bicycling along the Willamette River, and others.



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