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International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK): our mission

What is landscape ecology?

Landscape ecology is the study of interactions, across space and time, between the structure and function of physical, biological and cultural components of landscapes; marine, freshwater, and on land.

Our core aims

  • To promote interest, learning and understanding of landscape ecology
  • To promote inter-disciplinary research across the many fields in landscape ecology
  • To encourage communication between scientists, policy makers, planners and practitioners concerned with landscape ecology.

Our vision

We wish to see that:

  • Research in the UK furthers knowledge of landscape ecology
  • Legislation, policies, regulations, incentives and best practice are informed by landscape ecology
  • Those with an interest in protecting, planning, or managing land, water or associated ecosystem goods and services share a good understanding of landscape ecology.

How we achieve our aims?

  • ialeUK is a not-for-profit membership organisation, which actively recruits members from science, policy and practice who have an interest in landscape ecology
  • We organise conferences, seminars and workshops with partner organisations to stimulate exchange of information and debate between scientists, policy makers, planners and practitioners concerned with landscape ecology
  • The organisation promotes the principles of landscape ecology and their application
  • We act as a source of information on landscape ecology in the UK
  • ialeUK fosters the next generation of landscape ecologists
  • We contribute to and gain from working with the International Association for Landscape Ecology.