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

2016: Asheville, NC (April 3 to April 7)
Landscape Change

Abstract submissions are now being accepted! Deadline: Dec 15, 2015

The US-IALE 2016 Annual Meeting will be held April 3-7, 2016 at the Asheville Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina.

To review the preliminary conference details, visit the conference website:

Join other landscape ecology practitioners, professionals and students at the 2016 US-IALE Meeting. The theme of the meeting will simply be “Landscape Change.” With this simple zen-like theme, we strive to capture the defining characteristic and the inherent nature of our modern world in the Anthropocene epoch. Program highlights will include plenary sessions with featured speakers, symposia and contributed papers, in-depth workshops on key topics, field trips, and networking events!

Hosted by: the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center and the Southern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service.

Local Organizers: William W. Hargrove, Ph.D., Research Ecologist; Danny C. Lee, Ph.D., Center Director; Steven P Norman, Ph.D., Research Ecologist; and Kurt Riitters, Ph.D., Research Ecologist & Team Leader; USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station

Venue: The host hotel, the Asheville Renaissance Hotel, is one of the most centrally located Asheville, NC hotels and is just minutes away from Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

2017: Baltimore, MD (April 9 to April 14)

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Matthew Baker – Local Host. Matt is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Todd Lookingbill -- Program Chair. Todd is an Associate Professor at the University of Richmond.

Lodging: The Hyatt Regency on the Inner Harbor.

Field Trips: Baltimore has ready access to well known scenic sites and we foresee many exciting and informative field trips. Some examples: Trips to Tangier Island and Chesapeake Bay marshes, sailing with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a tour of the BES LTER and UMBC’s Green Prisons Initiative sites in West Baltimore, a visit to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, or a tour of NASA-Goddard. Shorter excursions to visit the National Aquarium, the Baltimore Zoo, Fort McHenry, Federal Hill, Patterson Park, or an Orioles game at Camden Yards among others.

Recent Annual Meetings of US-IALE

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: