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.


To promote the quality of the posters and to stimulate interaction with Congress participants, we will organize a poster competition with prizes for the 3 top-rated posters funded by IALE-Europe.

We welcome the submission of proposals for Short Courses at IALE 2022 in online format. Please send your applications to by June 30, 2022.

We are pleased to announce that early bird registration for the IALE 2022 European Landscape Ecology Congress is now open!