The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) is a foundation with the mission to push landscape ecology as the scientific basis for analysis, planning and management of landscapes and to stimulate inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration. IALE provides an infrastructure for connecting research and researchers. It also helps to bundle financial means and facultative commitment to generate synergies for global cooperation. Additionally, IALE connects with and contributes to policy processes to ensure that a holistic perspective is kept.
IALEs community is strongly motivated to support all measures that help to establish landscape as platform for inter- and transdisciplinary research and that ensure the integration of social-cultural and ecological aspects that contribute to human well-being.