Annual Meetings of US-IALE and Related Associations

US-IALE Meeting Site Selection Committee

Helene Wagner, Chair

We are actively seeking proposals from those interested in organizing meetings. Contact

Upcoming Annual US-IALE Meetings

2017: Baltimore, MD (April 9 to April 14)
People, Places, Patterns: Linking Landscape Heterogeneity and Socio-Environmental Systems

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The 2017 US-IALE Annual Meeting will be held April 9-14 in Baltimore, Marlyand at the Hyatt Regency on the Inner Harbor. The meeting theme will be People, Places, Patterns: Linking Landscape Heterogeneity and Socio-Environmental Systems.

  • Local Host: Matthew Baker, Associate Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Program Chair: Todd Lookingbill, Associate Professor, University of Richmond

Field Trips: Baltimore has ready access to well known scenic sites and we foresee many exciting and informative field trips. Some examples include site-seeing on Chesapeake Bay, tour of the BES LTER and UMBC’s Green Prisons Initiative sites in Baltimore, or a visit to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Shorter excursions to visit the National Aquarium, the Baltimore Zoo, Fort McHenry, Federal Hill, Patterson Park, or an Orioles game at Camden Yards are also close.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Call for Symposia opens August 24; closes October 14
  • Call for Workshops opens August 24; closes October 14
  • General Call for Abstracts opens November 1; closes December 11

Invite a colleague! Download the "Save the Date" flyer to route around your office!

Recent Annual Meetings of US-IALE

2016: Asheville, NC (April 3 to April 7)
Landscape Change
2014: Anchorage, AK (May 18 to May 22)
Cumulative Impacts and Landscape Initiatives: A Sustainability Check During Climate Change
2013: Austin, TX (April 14 to April 18)
Landscape Dynamics Along Environmental Gradients
2012: Newport, RI (April 8 to April 12)
Informing Decisions in a Changing World
2011: Portland, OR (April 3 to April 7)
Sustainability in Dynamic Landscapes
2010: Athens, GA (April 5 to April 9)
Is What Humans Do Natural?
2009: Snowbird, UT (April 12 to April 16)
Coupling Humans and Complex Ecological Landscapes
2008: Madison, WI (April 6 to April 10)
Landscape Patterns and Ecosystem Processes
2007: Tucson, AZ (April 9 to April 13)
Disturbances across gradients: From desert seas to mountain islands
2006: San Diego, CA (March 28 to March 31)
Linking Landscapes and Seascapes: Conservation and Ecosystem Management at the Land-Sea Interface
2005: Syracuse, NY (March 12 to March 16)
2004: Las Vegas, NV (March 30 to April 4)
Transdisciplinary Challenges in Landscape Ecology
2003: Banff, Alberta, CA (April 2 to April 6)
2002: Lincoln, NE (April 24 to April 26)
2001: Tempe, AZ (April 25 to April 29)
Pattern, Process, Scale, & Hierarchy: Interactions in Human-Dominated and Natural Landscapes

IALE World Congress

2015 World Congress (July 5 to July 10)
Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US! The 9th IALE World Congress was held in Portland, Oregon, USA July 5-10, 2015. Thank you to all who participated. 

The 2015 World Congress was a joint meeting between the International Association of Landscape Ecology World Congress (WC) and the U.S. Chapter of IALE (US-IALE). 

Program information and presentation abstracts from the 9th IALE World Congress are available through the meeting website: