Mission: The mission of the IOWG is to develop strategies and resources to promote awareness, understanding, and application of Landscape Ecology, and the role of landscape Scale in addressing Sustainability and Conservation issues in the 21st century.  This will be done through a Global discourse on the intersection between Landscape Ecology community and other scientific organizations and societal actors on commonalities in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


The focus and activities of IOWG for 2019 – 2020 will include:

  1. Webinar series on to improve the “Knowledge Base” on Landscape Ecology, Sustainability and the contributions/integrations of complimentary fields such as environmental economics, anthropology, investment partnerships, etc. 
  2. Promote special issue publications on cross-disciplinary approaches to addressing human-environmental interactions and their impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services provision, and sustainability issues,
  3. Coordinate with other Working groups to streamline collaborative initiatives with organizations such as ESP, IPBES, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS), and Conservation Social Science. The goal is to leverage landscape perspectives in the work of these organizations and vice-versa and enhance collective understanding of human-environment and socio-economic dimensions of addressing Sustainable Development Goals
  4. Enhancing the role of social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Weibo (in China) in facilitate communications and collaboration within the IALE membership and with general public.


Coordinator & Chair: Dr. Henry N. N. Bulley (hbulley(at)


Membership of this group in is by invitation and nomination. If you know of any member who could enhance the work of the IOWG, kindly forward her/his name and email address to Henry Bulley (hbulley(at)

Current IOWG Members 2019 (in alphabetic order)
Ms. Taylor Broadhead
(PhD student)

Ecological Sciences and Engineering (ESE)
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Email: taylorbroadhead(at)


Dr. Henry BulleyGeography & GIScience
BMCC, Social Science & Human Services Department
City University of New York,

Ms. Victoria Dietze

Humboldt-University to Berlin,
Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Policy.
Email: victoria.dietze(at)


Dr. Sima Fakheran Esfahani

Faculty of Natural Resources,
Isfahan University of Technology,
Isfahan, 84156-83111, Iran.
Email: fakheran(at)


Dr. Jing (Trista) Fu

Institute of Urban Studies,
Shanghai Normal University
Email: tristarjing(at)


Dr. Christine Fürst

Martin Luther Universität Halle,
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie, FG Nachhaltige Landschaftsentwicklung,
Halle, Germany
Email: christine.fuerst(at)


Dr. Parisa Pakzad

Faculty of Built Environment University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Sydney Australia
Email: parisa.packzad(at)


Dr. Giorgio Vacchiano

University of Milan
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Milan, Italy
Email: giorgio.vacchiano(at)


Ms. Evelyn Asante Yeboah
(PhD student)
Martin Luther University, Halle
DAAD Research Fellow
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie, FG Nachhaltige Landschaftsentwicklung,
Halle, Germany




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