International Congress on Understanding Mediterranean Landscapes: Human vs. Nature

Call For Abstracts

International Congress on Understanding Mediterranean Landscapes: Human vs. Nature

The Landscape Research Society (PAD) and IALE Turkey* welcome you to the International Congress on Landscape Ecology, which will be held in Antalya, Turkey during October 23-25, 2014. The main theme for the congress is “Understanding Mediterranean Landscapes: Human vs. Nature”. This event provides an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of current research, knowledge and practical experience among scientists, decision-makers and practitioners, in the Mediterranean and worldwide. Presenting cutting-edge research, identifying urgent questions and problems, discussing effective solutions, and outlining ideas for future activities in Mediterranean region are the goals of the conference.


Key Topics:

  1. The impact of land use in the Mediterranean (Anthropogenic Landscapes)
  2. Fragmentation of Mediterranean landscapes
  3. Climate change and its impacts on the Mediterranean landscapes and communities
  4. Climate change adaptation and landscape planning
  5. Landscape services and multifunctional landscapes
  6. Conservation practices and possibilities on the Mediterranean landscapes
  7. The effects of rural depopulation on landscapes
  8. Coastal landscape and its change in the Mediterranean
  9. The role of tourism in the Mediterranean landscapes
  10. The role of grazing and pastoralism in shaping the Mediterranean landscape.
  11. Mediterranean forests and forestry; fire ecology, restoration, agroforestry, preservation
  12. Information technologies in landscape conservation and management: Remote Sensing and GIS
  13. Landscape monitoring and assessment
  14. Urban/ rural interface
  15. Ecological disasters in urban landscapes
  16. Soundscapes in the Mediterranean
  17. Sustainability in Mediterranean Landscapes and resilience
  18. Landscape metrics and modeling
  19. Wetlands and Their Ecology
  20. Landscape Archaeology

* (IALE TURKEY is in the process of being established as an official IALE chapter)

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be submitted using the Online Submission System provided on the Congress Website:

We look forward to the scientific exchange, and the profile you will bring to this Conference.

by Semiha Demirbaş Çağlayan (on Behalf of the Organizing Committee)
(President Landscape Research Society)

Congress website:


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