The working party
The IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Party was established in 1991 as part of IUFRO Division 8 (Forest Environment). This has been ever since an extremely active working group, promoting forest landscape ecology throughout the world, cooperating with scientific organizations in landscape ecology and other fields of knowledge, particularly within ecology and forestry. This is a truly multidisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners with an interest in patterns and processes in forest landscapes.
The activities of the Landscape Ecology Working Party (IUFRO 8.01.02) are directed toward bridging the gap between the theory of landscape ecology and its application to managing forest resources.
To promote and facilitate the application of landscape ecology concepts in practical management activities wherever forests exist in the world.
To encourage communication and interaction among scientists with an interest in landscape ecology and forestry.
To provide a forum for:
The Working Party has one chair, two deputies, and several regional and national level representatives that contribute to coordinate concerted actions, identify regional needs and particular interests, spread the voice of the Working Party goals and activities, to gain new members, and to support the organization of the Working Party International Conferences and regional workshops. The IUFRO LE WP also has representatives for particular topics, currently the IALE-IUFRO Working Group and Urban Forestry.