Landscape ecology – making the future, learning from the past

In 2022, the next European Landscape Ecology Congress will take place. The IALE2022 Congress is IALE2021+1, originally scheduled in 2021 but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IALE 2022 European Landscape Ecology Congress aims to highlight landscape ecology as the transdisciplinary platform linking past, present and future. This approach is especially needed now when the world is facing global challenges such as climate crisis, biodiversity loss, environmental pollution, mass migration and urbanization. A holistic, landscape approach to the complex cultural-environmental systems – which is the essence of landscape ecology – provides the perfect framework for combining transdisciplinary tools and perspectives to better understand the diverse phenomena and processes around us and to predict and properly manage them. That is why we want to learn from past experience and knowledge to take responsibility for shaping sustainable landscapes and societies of the future.


Following the postponement of IALE2021, we reschedule the next IALE European Landscape Ecology Congress to 11-15 July 2022. The venue will remain the Old Library of the University of Warsaw, Poland.

The IALE-Europe Executive Committee and the Local Organising Committee of the IALE2021 congress have made a tough decision to postpone the IALE2021 European Landscape Ecology Congress to 2022.

Different invited speakers are planned at the European Congress, setting the scene of the congress theme. We are honoured to introduce you to two of them now, both have been supporting the work of IALE for many years: professor Joan Iverson Nassauer and professor Andrzej Richling.