Upcoming landscape ecology events

A summary of upcoming conferences and events, as well as opportunities to get involved with research related to landscape ecology…

Advances in Spatial Typologies – IALE EUROPE Thematic Workshop

Date: 4-5th July 2014

Location: Instituto Superior Técnico, LISBON

Deadline for registration: available until the limited number of 100 participants is achieved.

In this first IALE-Europe Thematic Workshop we would like to explore the limits and the opportunities arising from conceptual and methodological progresses, highlighting the contribution of Landscape Ecology in these developments and to provide the space for close interaction between researchers and practitioners to communicate and share experiences.

For more information please visit:  http://ialeworkshop2014.tecnico.ulisboa.pt


Matching Scales: The Impact of Natural Scales on a Planning and Policy Environment

Contribute towards PhD research on matching the scales at which ecosystems services function and ecosystem services policy is created by taking part in an online questionnaire. To participate please see: http://iale.org.uk/node/696

ALTER-Net Summer School - An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Date: 3-13 September 2014

Location: Peyresq, France

Application deadline: Apply online by 30 April

Applications are now open for the 9th ALTER-Net Summer School, which will again take place in the amazing surroundings of Peyresq, southern France. This is an excellent opportunity for young graduate and post-graduate scientists to think about and help resolve the sustainability challenges that society is currently facing. It is also a great way to learn from inspiring people and develop a personal network. The title of the Summer School is An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Full details are on the ALTER-Net website. Please consider registering and also let your colleagues and contacts know about this unique opportunity.

Full details and online registration: http://www.alter-net.info/about-alter-net/what-we-do/training-summer-school/summer-school

International Conference 2014 - Meeting the Challenge of a Sustainable Urban Future: The Contribution of Green Walls

Date:  September 4th – 5th 2014

Location: Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15th June 2014

Green walls are an important component of Green Infrastructure – possibly the only cost effective approach to coping with some of the immense challenges currently facing urban areas: climate change (coping with extreme events e.g. heat-waves, flooding), pollution (including health impacts), lack of wildlife habitat, social problems (including mental health) resulting from high-density urban living. The green wall sector is exceptionally dynamic with new product developments and insights constantly emerging. For this reason we have convened this meeting to bring together researchers, manufacturers, installers, planners, architects, consultants, and developers to exchange information and learn of new developments in this exciting technology.

More information: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/research/greenwall/conferences/index.jsp

The 9th IALE World Congress  - Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges

Date: July 5-10th 2015

Location: Portland, Oregon

Submissions of symposia proposals for the IALE World Congress are now being accepted on the meeting theme: Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges

. Preliminary Proposals due May 1st 2014. Final Proposals (with list of speakers) due August 15, 2014.

Preliminary proposals should include the following information:

  • Title
  • Objective, include relevance to meeting theme (<200 words)
  • Format (e.g., discussion, forum, clinic, debate, etc.)

To submit your proposal, send the requested information to the Program Committee at the symposia email address: iale [dot] worldcongress [dot] program [at] gmail [dot] com

For further information about the congress please visit http://iale.org.uk/iale2015 and http://www.ialeworldcongress.org/call-for-symposium.html


World Conference on Ecological Restoration - Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)

Date: August 2015

Location: Manchester, UK

With biodiversity-offsetting in the UK and the fate of ancient woodlands in particular having been in the news lately it seems timely to highlight the World Conference on Ecological Restoration organised by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). Early days yet for the program but keep your eyes on the following link for details and a chance to be part of the global state of the art in Restoration Ecology:


Full post: http://iale.org.uk/node/699