The United States Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) will hold its 2008 Annual Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin April 6-10, 2008. The meeting will be held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, a Frank Lloyd Wright designed facility. Hotel accommodations will be at the Hilton, Madison, connected to Monona Terrace. The event will attract over 300 educators and practitioners in the fields of geology, ecology, biology, geography, and landscape preservation and design dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural resources. Landscape ecology is about people, ecosystems, species, energy, pollutants, GIS and remote sensing, modeling, disturbance, flows, conservation, and many, many other things. There are textbooks and journal papers that provide excellent technical definitions of what the science of landscape ecology is all about. But textbook definitions sometimes leave out the passion, the people, and the excitement of the discipline.
The theme of this yearís conference is Landscape Patterns and Ecosystem Processes. Solving current and future environmental issues requires multidisciplinary approaches that integrate the physical, ecological, and social sciences in space and time. The theme of this meeting was selected to highlight emerging issues critical to our nationís landscape.
The conference planning committee is seeking sponsors and exhibitors for this conference. This is a great opportunity to show your commitment to the science process dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources and landscape. Attached please find sponsor and exhibitor levels, and a registration form. For program information, visit the conference web pages. I look forward to having you participate in our event. Thanks in advance for your consideration.