WP Meetings

IUFRO-IALE LA 2016-newIUFRO Landscape Ecology Latin-American Congress
Second IALE Latin-American Congress

28 November-2 December 2016, Temuco, Chile

The group of landscape ecology belonging to IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) (Unit 8.01.02) and IALE (International Association of Landscape Ecology), in conjunction with the University of La Frontera and the Catholic University of Temuco invited to participate Latin American Congress of IUFRO Landscape Ecology and the Second Latin American Congress of IALE to be held in the city of Temuco (Province of Cautín, Chile) from November 28 to December 2, 2016, under the theme “Bringing our society to the nature preserve, manage and restore multi-functional “landscapes.

The event’s main objective is to contribute to the exchange of experiences and knowledge in technical and scientific, methodological and practical aspects relating to the conservation, management and restoration of natural landscapes throughout Latin America.

It is further intended that this event is a field for institutions, professionals and students interested in landscape ecology can be linked and interact with current research topics, modern methodologies and policy implementation.

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Upcoming events of the Landscape Ecology Working Group (IUFRO 8.01.02)

Forest environment under changing climates and societies
24-28 October 2016, Beijing, China


The first all Division conference of IUFRO Division 8 “Forest Environment” will be organized in Beijing, China in the frame of the 2016 IUFRO regional congress for Asia and Oceania.

The conference will be centered on resilience and restoration of forest ecosystems and landscapes under rapidly changing climates and anthropogenic pressures. The aim of this global event is to share and to discuss cross-cutting issues in the frame of IUFRO strategic themes while fostering interactions between different units of Division 8 and with other IUFRO Divisions or current Task Forces.
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Silvo-pastoral2016World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems 2016
Silvo-Pastoral Systems in a changing world: functions, management and people
27-30th September 2016 – Évora, Portugal

The congress aim is to gather researchers from different disciplines, practitioners and policy makers at different governance levels that deal with the management and sustainability of silvo-pastoral systems.

Since silvo-pastoral systems around the world have different compositions and strutures, this world congress focus on systems that combine trees with animal grazing, in combination with crops, in regions of the world with two seasons, one dry and one wet, and thus drought as a limiting factor.

In this way the congress will create a fertile context to progress through interdisciplinarity research approaches that can help translate scientific knowledge into new adaptive management solutions, and thus bridge from science to practice. The aim is also to gather and compare knowledge from silvo-pastoral systems around the world, which share drought as a limiting factor, so that they can be discussed and evaluated.

Researchers, practitioners, both private and from the public sector, as well as policy makers, are all highly welcome to World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems 2016.

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Past events

Estonia-conference-2015Sustaining ecosystem services in forest landscapes: concepts, research, and applications
August 23-30, 2015, Tartu, Estonia
Conference Webpage: http://iufrole2015.to.ee/

iufrole-chile2012Sustaining Humans and Forests in Changing Landscapes: Forest, Society and Global Change
November 5-12, 2012, Concepción, Chile
Conference Webpage: http://www.iufrole2012.cl/


iufrole-portugal2010Forest Landscapes and Global Change: New Frontiers in Management, Conservation, and Restoration
September 21-27, 2010, Bragança, Portugal
Conference Webpage: http://www.ipb.pt/iufro2010/

Landscape Ecology and Forest Management: Challenges and Solutions
September 16-22, 2008, Chengdu, China

iufrole-italy2006Patterns and processes in forest landscapes: consequences of human management
September 26-29, 2006, University of Bari, Italy
Conference WebPage: http://www.greenlab.uniba.it/events/iufro2006/

Conservation and Management of Fragmented Forest Landscapes, October 25-28, 2004, Tsukuba, Japan

Emulating Natural Forest Disturbances: Concepts and Applications, May 13-14, 2002, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Application of Landscape Ecology in Forestry, 1996, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

The Role of Landscape Ecology in Forestry, Sept. 13-17, 1993, Radovljica, Slovenia