The IECL2022 Conference

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Land – Towards Land System Science

December 8, 2021

It is a great pleasure to announce the upcoming conference “The 1st International Electronic Conference on Land – Towards Land System Science”, to take place virtually on 17–19 May 2022.

Conference topics we intend to address are the philosophy and key (inter- and transdisciplinary) methodological approaches of land system sciences. We want to shed a light on advances in key research areas, such as land use and land use planning, modeling from ecosystem to landscape and global scales, scaling effects, impacts of global and climate change on land systems and their resilience, global trends, such as urbanization and biodiversity losses and integrative approaches connected with the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Aichi Targets and the Paris Agreement. Instruments, such as the European Landscape Convention, and their relevance for protecting and restoring cultural landscapes, the natural heritage and diversity of land systems are expected to be discussed.

Other relevant governance instruments and governance mixes that translate land system science outputs into policies and conventions will be debated regarding their efficiency and success and regarding how to further develop them, for instance, in the light of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and its expected outcomes and impacts.

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