Landscape ecology – making the future, learning from the past

The IALE 2021 European Landscape Ecology Congress aims to highlight landscape ecology as the transdisciplinary platform linking past, present and future. This approach is especially needed now when the world is facing global challenges such as climate crisis, biodiversity loss, environmental pollution, mass migration and urbanization. A holistic, landscape approach to the complex cultural-environmental systems – which is the essence of landscape ecology – provides the perfect framework for combining transdisciplinary tools and perspectives to better understand the diverse phenomena and processes around us and to predict and properly manage them. That is why we want to learn from past experience and knowledge to take responsibility for shaping sustainable landscapes and societies of the future.


We are pleased to inform you that various excursions will be organized before and during the IALE 2021 Congress. They are dedicated to both urban and rural / semi-natural landscapes. You can choose from three two-day pre-congress excursions and six mid-congress field trips.

We would like to announce the call for SHORT COURSES during the forthcoming congress in Warsaw in 2021. All short courses will be held on Thursday (8th July) and Friday (9th July) during the congress. We encourage you to send applications to by January 25, 2021.

We would like to inform you that during the congress it is possible to rent exhibition space by publishers and companies. We also offer the possibility of sponsoring the event (plenary or reception). We encourage all interested parties to contact us at the following e-mail address (please write "sponsor packages" in the title of your message).