The biannual meeting of the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Party will be held in Tartu, Estonia 23-30 August 2015.
Within the main conference theme “Sustaining ecosystem services in forest landscapes”, many subthemes will be examined within the context of landscape mosaics with forests of all types – natural, plantation, and urban, including:
- Adapting to climate change
- Conserving biodiversity
- Managing gene flows and species migrations
- Enhancing ecological resilience
- Managing natural and anthropogenic disturbances
- Abating pollution
- Managing water quality
- Supplying commodities
- Preserving cultural values
- Providing aesthetics and recreation
The conference will also examine concepts (e.g., ecological theory, philosophy, legal and social frameworks), research (e.g., new approaches to analyzing spatial patterns, monitoring processes, simulation modeling, multiple scales), and applications (governance, policies, strategies, and practices at local, regional, national, continental, and global scales).
JRC scientist Peter Vogt will give two pre-conference workshops entitled 'GuidosToolbox workshop: image pattern, connectivity, and fragmentation'. As registration for the originally planned course on Sunday 23 August filled extremely quickly, a second course has also been organised for Saturday 22 August.
GuidosToolbox workshop: image pattern, connectivity, and fragmentation