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.
In the last week of February we were pleased to host representatives of IALE-Europe in Warsaw: Veerle Van Eetvelde (President), Simona Grădinaru (Secretary), Wenche Dramstad, Isabel Loupa-Ramos and Werner Rolf.
We would like to proudly communicate that the venue and organisers of the next IALE European Landscape Ecology Congress have been recently officially announced during the 10th IALE World Congress in Milan. The IALE 2021 European Landscape Ecology Congress will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 5 to 9 July 2021.