Dear members of IALE,
In september 2017 we would like to welcome you for the next IALE European Congress. This edition will be hosted in Ghent (Belgium) and is organized by IALE-Europe and the Department of Geography of Ghent University.
The theme of the congress ‘From pattern and process to people and action’ reflects that landscape ecology is 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 reflect on the future directions of landscape ecology as a social relevant approach for science, policy and practice.
The congress website is now online: www.iale2017.eu
We especially want to draw your attention to the call for symposia. You are invited to propose one or more symposia for the congress. Thus your participation in the symposium organization will make it a congress of the whole community of landscape ecology.
You can find the call for symposia and form on the congress webpage.
Deadline for symposium proposals is 15 November 2016.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more information via email@example.com and follow us via Twitter @ialeEurope for regular updates.
Feel free to forward this announcement to your colleagues who might have interest in participating the congress.
Looking forward to receive your proposals.
On behalf of the congress organizers
Veerle Van Eetvelde