As the conference season approaches in ialeUK we look forward to meeting up to discuss all matters landscape ecological (plus a few others no doubt). This year marks a few changes for us as some colleagues have decided to step down from the committee after years of sterling service. This means that there are vacancies on the committee and the opportunity for someone to take up the (not too onerous and definitely enjoyable) challenge of helping to guide ialeUK over the next few years.

As the bewildering range of reviews, consultations, reports etc. that emenate from statutory organisations and NGOs alike becomes ever more landscape ecological (links to a few are included in the newsletter below) we would be delighted to welcome colleagues from whatever specialism of landscape ecology to help us make sense of this complex field or play.

Many thanks to all contributors and I look forward to meeting up with many of you in Edinburgh.

Chris Young