Agricultural landscapes are shaped by human activities and are subject to permanent change through the interplay of natural processes, land use and societal developments. Knowledge about the underlying processes of landscape dynamics at all relevant spatial and temporal scales is the prerequisite for sustainable landscape management.
The aim of the conference is to present recent advances in landscape research to enhance the development of sustainable agricultural land use and landscape strategies. The particular objective is to bring together key findings from relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches as well as from basic and application-oriented research.
The meeting will bring together leaders in landscape ecology who are dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural resources, including educators and practitioners in the fields of geology, ecology, biology, geography, urban and regional planning, and landscape preservation and design. Highlights will include in-depth, hands-on workshops, thought-provoking plenary sessions, special symposia and contributed papers, oral presentations and posters, scientific excursions, and numerous social and networking opportunities.