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IALE-Europe Thematic Workshop18-19 June 2015, University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Forestry, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Urban and suburban landscapes are areas where nature meets culture, areas of work and leisure, understanding and misunderstanding, areas of well-being and areas of conflict. These landscapes stimulate transdisciplinary research from theory to application in the fields of agroforestry, agronomy, geography, forestry, landscape architecture, planning, psychology and sociology. Landscape ecology, working with a wide range of disciplines has a role to develop methods and tools to understand landscape processes and measure ecosystem services for an ever-changing society.

The 2015 IALE-Europe Thematic Workshop will explore new ways in understanding, mapping and managing ecosystem services in urban forestry, agroforestry and agriculture. It will consider environmental limits and the future opportunities to enhance ecosystem services. The workshop will highlight the contribution of landscape ecology in this fast developing area.

Researchers, practitioners, policy makers, PhD and postdoc students…everyone is very welcome to participate.

                                      On behalf of the organisers, Dr Janez Pirnat

Vist the workshop pages (opens new window).