IUFRO Landscape Ecology conference 2017

Sep 24th 2017 to Sep 29th 2017
Halle, Germany

The IUFRO Landscape Ecology conference 2017 will be held 24-29 September 2017 in Halle, Germany. The theme is: The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services.

The conference will address to what extent and how the status of any forest ecosystem and its temporal dynamics should be included in the overall assessment of ecosystems and their services at larger scales such as landscape scale. Such understanding is indispensable to adaptive management at multiple scales and the assessment of land use changes that might increase or decrease forest areas, including transitional states, and the availability of ecosystem services. 

We encourage you to register for the event and while at it submit an abstract to our session: The nexus between People, Forest, Energy, Water and Climate change.


IUFRO LE 2017-20: Synergies and tradeoffs in Tropical Landscapes: The nexus between People, Forest, Energy, Water and Climate change

Author(s): Lalisa Duguma, Peter Minang 

Institution(s): World Agroforestry Centre and ASB Partnership for The Tropical Forest Margins 

Landscapes are shaped by the complex interactions between the various components (processes, practices, policies and partners). The physical and sociocultural features of landscapes are reflections of the diverse needs and interests of the different actors operating in the landscapes. Sustainably managing tropical landscapes requires understanding where high potentials for synergies and where maximum potentials for reducing tradeoffs exist. It is only after the proper identification of the two attributes that we can frame a negotiated intervention to sustainably develop/ manage tropical landscapes. This is crucial to achieve the SDG targets, the Bonn Challenge commitments, Aichi targets, the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), REDD+ objectives, etc. The aim of this session is to bring together practitioners, researchers, politicians and other interested stakeholders to have an open discussion that could help take practical action to avert the whole ecosystem degradation due to lack of coordinated planning and implementation of interventions.