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From pattern and process to people and action
Ghent, 12-15 September 2017
IALE-Europe and Ghent University are pleased to invite you to the IALE 2017 European Congress.
The early bird registration is now open until June 9.
The call for papers is still open for poster presentations.
The congress theme reflects that landscape ecology as a meeting point - where pattern and process meet people and action - seen as a way of thinking when dealing with European landscapes. We want to put emphasis on the integration of pattern and process as a biophysical component of landscape ecology with people and action, bringing in the social and cultural approaches. This requires a true interaction of natural and social sciences, and of science, policy and practice. Therefor we see the congress as an opportunity to reflect on the state of the art of landscape ecology today. Furthermore, the challenge of the congress is what the future directions are of landscape ecology as a social relevant approach for science, policy and practice.
Mais informação: http://www.iale-europe.eu/iale2017
The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services
24 - 29 September 2017 - Halle, Germany
Forests are key ecosystems for the maintenance of biodiversity and the sustainable provision of ecosystem services. Still, there are many gaps in our understanding of the functional role of forests at ecosystem and landscape scales.
Our meeting theme, "The Green-Blue Nexus", addresses the conflict between provisioning services (the "Green"), such as timber / biomass and forest by-products (food and fodder) and regulating services (the "Blue") (e.g., cleaning drinking water, flood and erosion regulation) in relation to other impacts on biodiversity and the supporting structures and key ecological processes that enable the supply of these services.
We aim to address to what extent and how the status of any particular forest ecosystem and its temporal dynamics should be included in the overall assessment of ecosystems and their services at larger scales such as landscape scale. Such understanding is indispensable to adaptive management at multiple scales and the assessment of land use changes that might increase or decrease forest areas, including transitional states, and the availability of ecosystem services.
A relevant challenge in sustainably managing forests and forest landscapes is connecting and harmonizing the availability of multiple services for multiple actors at different scales. Worldwide increasing scarcity in water and natural resources, essential for human health, are creating conflicts with land uses, e.g., food and bioenergy production may result in illegal use of forest resources or large-scale deforestation. As another example, one-sided resource production goals are likely to destroy regulating capacities for water purification and disturb the landscape water-balance. On the other hand, there is a risk to demotivate small landholders by exaggerating protection goals for biodiversity and water quality, and thus accelerating the problem of mobilizing timber resources from all forest ownership types.
Consequently, we need to communicate at a policy-making level on the necessity of sustainable forest management standards and for the protection of forest areas; this requires nexus thinking that highlights the interdependencies among the manifold services that forests provide. In this context, landscape ecology as a discipline provides essential concepts and methods for a better understanding of a broad range of interdependencies between ecological structures and processes, at multiple scales, and how these are influenced by human decisions. New types of data and methods help develop better models of landscape dynamics that support decision makers in identifying the best set of adaptation pathways to global changes.
The conference will address particularly the topic "Green-Blue-Nexus in information society - supporting integrative forest management across scales and actors", while space will be conserved for other IUFRO LE and - as an interface to IALE - other landscape ecology relevant themes.
For more information, please have a look at: http://iufrole2017.eli-web.com/
Presidente: Ana Firmino
1º Vogal: Luís Quinta-Nova (Tesoureiro)
2º Vogal: Nuno Guiomar
Mesa da Assembleia:
Presidente: Nuno Cortez
1º Vogal: Teresa Pinto Correia
2º Vogal: Graça Saraiva
Presidente: André Botequilha Leitão
1º Vogal: Sónia Carvalho Ribeiro
2º Vogal: Ana Lavrador