July Newsletter: Welcome

Welcome to this July 2022 edition of the IALE UK newsletter. 

Registration is now open for the ialeUK - UKCEH Bunce symposium on Wednesday 7th September in Lancaster. The event is being organised to celebrate Bob's academic contributions and remember how he influenced colleagues in the UK and beyond. Speaking of beyond the UK, elsewhere in the newsletter we have a review of the recent IALE European Congress from IALE UK committee member James Millington. In recognition of the excellent work by Polish colleagues hosting the congress we also have a history of landscape ecology in Poland by Andrzej Richling, reproduced by kind permission from the newsletter of the Polish Association for Landscape Ecology. Those looking to get more involved in IALE at the European level may be interested in the call for new IALE Europe committee and council representatives

June saw a very successful IALE UK postgraduate workshop at the University of Reading, organised by postgraduate representative Caitlin Lewis. The workshop focused on the principles and practice of Local Nature Recovery Strategies - read Samuel Aizlewood's excellent review of the workshop for more. From the postgraduate membership this issue we also have a summary of new research on the efficacy of agri-environment schemes for increasing pollinator populations from Mike Image, a PhD student in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading and lead author of the paper.  

One of the highlights of IALE events is always the opportunity to get out and discuss landscape issues on the ground. We're delighted to share here an opportunity to do so on a cycling tour in Sutton Borough, organised by former IALE UK newsletter editor Rosie Whicheloe. And if you have been on any exciting landscape trips or have images from your research that you are willing to share, why not consider submitting them to the new ialeUK landscape photo library? We continue to welcome comments, suggestions for other new resources like the photo library or offers of contributions for forthcoming issues of the newsletter. Please send these to us by email at newsletter@iale.uk.

Chris Foster