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  • 15 Dec 2021 09:41 | Anonymous

    Journal of Landscape Ecology is a fully reviewed scientific journal published by Czech National Chapter of the Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE-CZ) since 2008. Currently, three issues and more than 20 articles are published annually. The journal is available in print (ISSN 1803-2427) and online as open access (ISSN 1805-4196) published by De Gruyter Open (

    The Journal is indexed in SCOPUS (and many other databases) since 2013. The cite score is continuously increasing: 2021 – in the meantime 2.0; 2020 – 1.3; 2019 – 1.1; 2018 – 0.8; 2017 – 0.6 as well as SJR.

    The Journal supports integration of knowledge from geo-, bio- and socio-sciences at the ecosystem and landscape level. Great emphasis is given to relationships between nature and culture including knowledge of ancient landscapes. The Journal publishes papers on spatial and temporal heterogeneity especially in the context of climate change and its impacts on terrestrial environment across adequate scale hierarchy. Expertise from the spheres of land-use planning and design, habitat and landscape typology, ecosystem management, biodiversity protection and ecological restoration, and rules of ecological processes are promoted. The scope of the journal includes different landscapes and ecosystems of the world.

    Between 2019 and 2021, articles by authors from the following countries were published: Benin, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA.

    Members of editorial board: Petr Maděra, Mendel University in Brno, CZ, Zdeněk Lipský, Charles University in Prague, CZ, Markéta Šantrůčková, The Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Horticulture, Průhonice, CZ, Ivo Machar, Palacky University in Olomouc, CZ, Pavel Kovář, Charles University in Prague, CZ, Almo Farina, University of Urbino, Italy, Irina Goia, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Rob H.G. Jongman, Wageningen, Netherlands, Marc J. Metzger, University in Edinburgh, UK, Dušan Romportl, Charles University in Prague, CZ, Alena Salašová, Mendel University in Brno, CZ, Jerzy Solon, Polish Academy of Science, Poland, Richard Stiles, TU Vienna, Austria, Jaroslav Vojta, Charles University in Prague, CZ, Thomas Wrbka, University of Vienna, Austria, Agnieszka Latocha, University of Wrocław, Poland, Robert Gerald Henry Bunce, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia.

    We are continuously looking forward to good manuscripts for publishing.

    Petr Maděra

    Markéta Šantrůčková, Ivo Machar
    Executive Editors

  • 15 Dec 2021 09:28 | Anonymous

    The number of participants allows teachers and students to closely collaborate on different topics of sustainable land use. Foto: Lisa Bose, WSLThe number of participants allows teachers and students to closely collaborate on different sdgtopics of sustainable land use. Foto: Lisa Bose, WSL

    The WSL Landscape Centre is proud to announce our next summer school on "Land-System Science for Analysing Dynamic Landscapes" that will take place from July 3 to 8, 2022, in Filzbach (Switzerland). The summer school is carried out in cooperation between the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, the Free University of Amsterdam, Wageningen University, ETH Zurich, and the University of Bern. It particularly addresses young researchers and PhD students who work in the interdisciplinary field of landscape research.

    Please find all information on the WSL website.

    Registration is open until January 31, 2022 with a motivation letter of 5000 characters and a 1-page short CV.

    The location allows the studens to solve landscape management challenges in both intensively used marginalized land. Foto: Lisa Bose, WSL

  • 15 Dec 2021 09:16 | Anonymous

    Special Issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).

    Rapid urbanization is one of the most relevant but also threatening trends for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. One prominent aim, SDG 13 Climate Action, is directly related to sustainable urban development. Increases in impervious areas from soil sealing and land consumption by unplanned or informal urban development is weakening the resilience and adaptive capacities not only of the urban systems, but of their environments on which they pose huge pressures in terms of pollution, local climate changes and biodiversity losses. One of the key requirements for sustainable urban systems is therefore to include Climate Action in policies and planning for livelihood and human well-being.

    Vice versa, urban areas are suffering particularly from climate change impacts, considering, for instance, urban heat effects in hot summers, increasing flood risks or long smog periods. Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) are expected to contribute largely to a bundle of UN SDGs, such as SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation), and SDG 15 (Life on Land). The achievement of many of them can be endangered through adverse climate change impacts which provoke water scarcity, critical situations related to portable water, sewage disposal and problems related to waterborne diseases. Additionally, climate change-driven migration can contribute to informal settlements at urban fringes that put undue pressure on relevant services such as the circulation of cool air, water percolation and flood mitigation.

    We are pleased to invite scientists working at the nexus of climate change–urban development–sustainability to this Special Issue which intends to present case studies in different global regions about the interactions of climate change and the achievement of the UN SDGs, particularly in fast growing metropolitan areas, but also with regard to future risks for urban development. This Special Issue also intends to showcase how smart urban planning, improved information and communication policies and governance mixes can help us to mitigate and overcome the negative back-coupling effects of climate change for sustainable urban development.

    In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome, but also perspective and discussion papers. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Climate change impacts on urban sustainable development goals;
    • Climate change risks, threats and chances for sustainable urban development;
    • Climate change and rural–urban migration patterns;
    • Climate trends and urban green, blue and grey infrastructure;
    • Nature-based solutions for coping with climate change in urban contexts;
    • Participatory urban planning instruments to respond to climate change;
    • Sustainable urban governance under future climate conditions;
    • Urban planning and development of resilient cities;
    • Urban dwellers viewpoints on climate change—vulnerable groups.

    Read more on the website of the journal.

  • 8 Nov 2021 14:22 | Anonymous
    We are very happy to share the following information from IALE Europe about the next major Landscape Ecology event in 2022!

    The IALE 2022 European Landscape Ecology Congress will take place from 11 to 15 July 2022, in Warsaw (Poland). The theme of the congress ‘Making the future, learning from the past’ highlights the potentials for shaping and co-creating the future landscape with a landscape ecological perspective by reflecting what we can learn from the past. 

    Call for Abstract is open now! 

    The list of symposia has been updated by all symposium organisers while new ones have been added to the list. We will welcome a wide variety of interesting, engaging and challenging topics. More than 30 symposia will be organised, structured in ten thematic groups. The description of the symposia as well as the submission procedure can be found on the website.

    The submission deadline is 28 January 2022, notification about acceptance will be sent at 1 March 2022. The congress will be organised in the physical format that is safe for the participants. We are looking forward to your participation in the congress and hope to welcome you all in Warsaw.

    More information:
  • 8 Nov 2021 14:15 | Anonymous

    The journal Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR) plans to
    publish a special issue (SI) in 2022 on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS). The theme is Socio-ecological perspectives on nature-based solutions (NBS).

    Submit prospectus (the 200-250 word) before or by December 15, 2021. A decision will be made within two days after your prospectus is received.

    The complete Call for Prospectus (CFP) is available on this website of the journal.

  • 4 Nov 2021 09:26 | Anonymous

    The lastest IALE Bulletin - Volume 39 No. 3 | November 2021 - is online. Featured in this issue:

    • The Manifesto on the Future of the European Landscape
    • Competitive call to support for IALE Chapter and Working Groups
    • A Special Thank You Note
    • IALE Conferences: #IALE_Nairobi_2023 and IALE 2022 European Landscape Ecology Congress

    Download the Bulletin here.

  • 29 Oct 2021 14:21 | Anonymous

    The IALE Executive Committee has unanimously voted to support the Manifesto on the Future of the European Landscape. The Manifesto calls attention to the dynamic circumstances that European landscapes have experienced since 2000. The Manifesto is a commitment to landscape-based policy to safeguard the dynamic identity and diversity of European landscapes. The Manifesto is the result of consultations among the landscape community, following the UNISCAPE Conference “Cultivating Continuity of the European Landscape”, in October 2020. The Manifesto was launched at an international event on 22 October 2021 in Florence, Italy. IALE supports the Manifesto because it can serve as a valuable template for a process and a product that could be emulated throughout the world to support policies that protect the identity and diversity of landscapes.

    Read the Manifesto on the Future of the European Landscape (UNISCAPE Webpage)

  • 29 Oct 2021 14:20 | Anonymous

    The IALE Diversity & Inclusion Committee would like your feedback on a Draft Meeting Code of Conduct:

    We would like feedback and comments from as many IALE members as possible, and we still have only heard from a few so far. Please submit your comments by 15 November via this form: PwpV6wPe6 

    The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to outline the acceptable and unacceptable behavior at the World Congress and all other IALE-sponsored meetings and events, whether virtual in person. We propose that all attendees at future IALE World Congresses will be required to agree to this code of conduct before attending. In addition, as a condition of receiving IALE funding for meetings, regional chapters will be required to agree to the code of conduct and to share it with their meeting attendees.

    We will edit and update the draft based on your feedback.

    The IALE Diversity & Inclusion Committee:
    Jen Costanza, Chair

    Dolors Armenteras, Monika Engerer, Sima Fakheran, Laura Farwell, Amy Frazier, Somayeh Mohammadi, Joy Obando, Markéta Šantrůčkovas, Rob Scheller

  • 29 Oct 2021 14:15 | Anonymous

    The 6th issue of PANORAMA (October 2021) - the  Newsletter of the Indian Regional Association for Landscape Ecology (IRALE) - is online.

    Topics of the current issue: The 1st Annual IRALE Symposium | Terai Arc Landscape | The Gangetic Plains.

    Download IRALE News 6 here.

  • 24 Sep 2021 17:20 | Anonymous

    Christine Fürst has been appointed editor-in-chief of Land (ISSN 2073-445X, IF 3.395, CiteScore 3.0). Christine was IALE President from 2015 to 2019. Read more on her goals for the further development of Land here.
    The IALE community congratulates you on your new position and wishes you every success!




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