IALE >> International Association for Landscape Ecology
The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) was founded in 1982 in Piestany (Slovakia), in order to promote the transdisciplinary research. Besides the aims to develop landscape ecology as the scientific basis for the analysis, planning and management of the landscapes of the world it fosters the exchange of experiences and knowledge and is aspired to a close contact between nature and social challenges at the interface of sciences and practice.
Since the early beginning Z_GIS members are contributing to the IALE, specially to the Landscpae Education network (IALE LE NET) at IALE Europe, but also as volunteered workshop or conference organiser for the IALE Germany chapter. In the latter, Z_GIS scientists contributed to the Landscape Structure working group.