At the ESP (Ecosystem Services Partnership) researchers are investigating the uptake of ecosystem services in urban planning. If you have such experience, it would be great if you take 10 minutes of your time to fill the survey, which can be found at this link:
Your feedback is highly valuable for this research. For any questions regarding the survey, please contact Wies Dijkstra (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Philosophical Transactions B entitled Climate change and ecosystems: threats, opportunities and solutions compiled and edited by Janet Franklin, Yadvinder Malhi, Nathalie Seddon, Martin Solan, Chris Field, Nancy Knowlton and Monica Turner.
The special is now completely FREE to access! The articles can be accessed directly at - https://royalsocietypublishing.org/toc/rstb/2020/375/1794
The next webinar of the IUFRO Landscape Ecology series will take place in April 14, 2021 (13-14:30 GMT), in collaboration with the IUFRO Radioactive Contamination of Forest Ecosystems working party (8.04.07). Under the topic "Forests in Fukushima and Chernobyl-people, wildlife and landscape".
Find more information here and in the attached file.
The registration platform and the program for the virtual conference "From Plans to Land Change: Dynamics of Urban Regions" which will be held on April 20-22, 2020 is now open at:
The conference will be an opportunity to hear the latest advances about the planning evaluation and urban modelling, discuss the theoretical developments in the field, data sources, comparative studies and modelling approaches.
The registration is free and the registration deadline is April 9, 2021.
See you at the conference and feel free to invite your colleagues!
Anna Hersperger, Robert Pazur, Susanne Senn
Our flagship journal, Landscape Ecology, has announced the Best Paper of 2020.
Riva R, Nielsen SE (2020) Six key steps for functional landscape analyses of habitat change. Landscape Ecology 35(7):1495-1504.
Congratulations to Federico Riva and Scott Nielsen!
Riva F, Nielsen SE (2020) Six key steps for functional landscape analyses of habitat change. Landscape Ecology 35(7):1495-1504. (freely accessible until May 19, 2021)
Learn more and the list of honorable mentions here.
Following the postponement of the IALE European Landscape Ecology Congress 2021, IALE-Europe has rescheduled the IALE the Congress to 11-15 July 2022. 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 end on 28 January 2022. Please see the updated program outline and all new important dates at the congress website www.iale2022.eu. We are waiting for your submissions and see you next year in Warsaw.
If you have any questions related to the new time frame, please feel free to contact the congress organizers at email@example.com
This news item has been adopted from the IALE-Europe newsletter.
On 8 March, International Women's Day, the IALE Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosted the event, "Women in Landscape Ecology: A Global Conversation". The event featured a discussion with three prominent women in the field: Prof. Harini Nagendra (Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India), Prof. Joy Obando (Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya), and Prof. Sarah Gergel (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada). The conversation featured many personal stories from the three panelists and covered a range of topics, including the challenges of being a woman in landscape ecology and advice for early career researchers.
The webinar can be viewed until 5 July at: https://asu.zoom.us/rec/share/Gjc8Qi0SFNQPipKJNuEQ4UeUW1JStYgo3y-JKcrX4PsIR10AELG1y_9LfZkjUNNE.sYt0YZzPSdDl6nyj
Women in Landscape Ecology: A Global Conversation
Please join us for a special discussion with three prominent landscape ecologists, sponsored by the IALE Diversity and Inclusion Committee:
Monday 8 March 2021 - International Women's Day
4:00 PM GMT / 9:00 AM Western North America / 5:00 PM CET / 9:30 PM India Standard Time
Dr. Joy Obando, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Harini Nagendra, Professor and Director, Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India
Dr. Sarah Gergel, Professor, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Summary: On International Women's Day, 2021, this panel of landscape ecologists from around the world who identify as women will discuss challenges, perspectives, lessons learned in their careers, and advice for other women in the field. A short introduction and remarks from each speaker will be followed by a discussion and question-and-answer period. Topics will include advice to early career women in the field, and ways we can make change for the better within IALE and the landscape ecology community.
Register here for the event. Once you register, you will receive the Zoom webinar connection details.
Based on the current uncertainties about the evolution of the spreading of the coronavirus and vaccination processes, the IALE-Europe Executive Committee and the Local Organising Committee of IALE2021 congress made a tough decision to postpone the IALE2021 European Landscape Ecology Congress to 2022.
More information and details can be found on the congress website www.iale2021.eu.
Vol. 38 No. 4 December 2020
International Association for Landscape Ecology