For presenters

Abstract submission is now closed - presenters notified

We have received over 40 abstracts and were able to fit 33 talks into our programme

Online only *update 21 July*

We have made the decision to move the ialeUK conference fully online. Although legally public events may be allowed in Scotland by that date, it is uncertain whether the University will permit us to host an external event and we also feel uncomfortable encouraging travel and conference attendance given the critical scientific commentary in the past weeks. We hope you understand our decision and are willing to participate online. If not, then let us know and we will of course reimburse your conference fee.

We are now trying to work out the best format for the online conference. 

Extended abstract submission guidelines

All speakers are requested to write a full-page abstract for the conference proceedings and guidelines for the poster presentations. ialeUK 2021 abstracts will be published on the ialeUK website shortly before the conference. In addition, complete conference proceedings will be made available online in .pdf and eBook format.  

All abstracts need to be submitted here by 1st of August.  

Abstracts should position your work within the context of management, policy or research and address the conference theme "The landscape ecology of forests, woodlands and trees". The abstract should summarise the work you will present and show how it relates to current research and policy developments. Objectives should be clearly stated and conclusions should relate to the conference theme, identifying ways in which landscape ecology can help deliver improved and enduring benefits to society and the environment. 

Throughout the conference we will reflect on two central questions, which you may wish address in your abstract and presentation: 

  • What learning has significantly informed landscape scale policy and management of forests, woodlands and trees in the last 20 years?  

  • What evidence or solutions do we need to support landscape scale policy and management of forests, woodlands and trees in the next 20 years? 

Each abstract must include a 1 A4 .pdf file with illustrations. This can be a single figure, photograph or map, or a compilation of various figures. The conference organizers may edit your abstract. In case of major edits authors will be consulted.  

The body text is limited to 3000 characters (including spaces). This includes any references, which should be numbered in the text (1), (2) etc.  and included in a list at the end of the abstract in the following style: 

(1) Bunce RGH et al., 2008. A standardized procedure for surveillance and monitoring of European habitats and provision of spatial data. Landscape Ecology 23: 11-25. 

(2) Jongman R. et al., 2009. Classification of landscapes with particular reference to cultural landscapes. In: Cultural landscapes of Europe, fields of Demeter haunts of Pan. K. Krzywinski et al. (eds) Aschenbeck Media UG, Bremen, pp 23-34 

(3), accessed 1 June 2021 

(4) UK National Ecosystem Assessment, 2011. The UK National Ecosystem Assessment: Synthesis of the Key Findings. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge.

Presentation guidelines

Speakers will recieve presentation guidelines in August, including instructions how to participate remotely.