05.07.2015 - 10.07.2015
9th IALE World Congress July 5-10, 2015 Portland, Oregon USA

The 2015 World Congress is a joint meeting between the International Association of Landscape Ecology World Congress (WC) and the U.S. chapter of IALE (US-IALE), and will be held at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon, July 5 - 10, 2015.

The theme is: Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges. The meeting will bring together nearly 1,000 leaders in landscape ecology from around the globe, including educators and practitioners in the fields of geology, ecology, biology, geography, and landscape preservation and design, dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural resources. 

Highlights of the 9th Annual IALE World Congress will include in-depth, hands-on workshops, thought-provoking plenary sessions, over 50 special symposia and contributed papers, oral presentations and posters, scientific excursions, and ample social and networking opportunities.

Several symposia during the event will be co-organised by ESMERALDA partners:

S14. Bridging Cultural Landscapes and Landscape Ecology - Tobias Plieninger, Nynke Schulp, Peter Verburg

S44. Ecosystem Services: Supply, Flows and Demands in and Between Landscapes -  Benjamin Burkhard and Felix Müller

S52. Ecosystem Services in Land Use Planning and Land Use Policy: How Does Scale Aspects Affect Information for Supporting Decision Processes? -  Christine Fürst, Sandra Luque, Carsten Lorz, Christian Albert

For a full list of all symposia see: http://www.ialeworldcongress.org/symposia.html

More information about the event is available here.

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