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Welcome !

The biannual meeting of the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Party will be held in Tartu, Estonia 23-30 August 2015. 


Conference topics


Within the main conference theme “Sustaining ecosystem services in forest landscapes”, we consider many subthemes, 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

Our goal is to examine these topics within the context of landscape mosaics with forests of all types – natural, plantation, and urban – and 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).


The co-sponsors of this meeting include Tartu Observatory, Estonian University of Life Sciences, University of Tartu, and European Land-use Institute.




Conference group photo


IUFROLE 2015 poster

"Ukuaru walz on the River Emajõgi"
video by Ajith Perera

27 September 2015

Keynote speakers: Rudolf de Groot, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Ülo Niinemets,
Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz, Anna Lawrence, Jiquan Chen, Mikko Mönkkönen


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