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.  Dr. Henry Bulley (IALE Vice-President 2015 – 2019) is the chair of IOWG.


Some of the activities include:

  1. One main activity of the IOWG was the first IALE Outreach “Knowledge Base” Webinar Series; Land Change model calibration, validation and extrapolation (Land Change Science)  that was held in December 2015.  Thereafter, I concentrated on recruiting more students’ members of the WG, but this proved to be a problematic given that most graduate students want to do more than just engage in social media outreach for IALE.
  2. Enhancing our use of social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Weibo (in China) to collaborate and with other IALE members, and general public.  Student members are essential to the success of this Task.
  3. Webinar series (on Landscape Ecology, Sustainability, and related issues)
  4. Explore options for MOOC/ Knowledge Bank on Landscape Ecology Courses
  5. Explore further collaborations with other organizations such as ESP, IPBES, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS), and The International Society for Ecological Modelling, as well as relevant institutions that are engaged in Conservation Social Science.  The goal of such collaborations is both to leverage landscape perspectives in the work of these organizations, and also incorporate some of their concepts/principles in the work of IALE members.
  6. Compile information on relevant partner events (conferences, workshops, etc.) to support the match making to represent IALE by participating members through posters, flyers and/or information booth.


Membership of this group in is by invitation and nomination, and it is intended to include regular IALE members, post docs and students.  If you know of any member who could enhance the work of the new IOWG, please forward her/his name and email address to Henry Bulley at hbulley(at)


Membership 2017

Parisa Pakzad
(PhD Candidate)

Faculty of Built Environment
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Sydney Australia

Jing (Trista) FU 
(PhD Candidate)

Institute of Urban Studies,
Shanghai Normal University

Dr. Giorgio Vacchiano

Department of Agricultural, Forest, and Food Sciences 
University of Turin

Dr. Sima Fakheran

Faculty of Natural Resources,
Isfahan University of Technology,
Isfahan, 84156-83111, Iran.
Dr. Marc Metzger

School of GeoSciences
University of Edinburgh,

Dr. Christine Fürst

Martin Luther Universität Halle,
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie, FG Nachhaltige Landschaftsentwicklung,
Halle, Germany

Dr. Henry Bulley

BMCC, City University of New York,




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