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  • Gregoire Dubois
    NTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY Landscape Ecology: The Science and The Action July 29 - August 3, 1999 Snowmass Village, Colorado, USA Call for
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 4, 1999
      Landscape Ecology: The Science and The Action
      July 29 - August 3, 1999
      Snowmass Village, Colorado, USA

      Call for Papers



      Heterogeneity in landscapes: modeling and regionalization,
      the problem of scale and hierarchy

      Dr Uta Steinhardt (Germany), Prof Dr Juergen Breuste (Germany)

      contact addresses:

      Dr. Uta Steinhardt Prof. Dr. Juergen Breuste

      UFZ-Center for Environmental Research
      Permoserstrasse 15
      D-04318 Leipzig

      Tel.: ++49/341/235-2678 Tel.: ++49/341/235-2843
      Fax: ++49/341/235-2511 Fax: ++49/341/235-2534
      e-mail: stein@... e-mail: breuste@...

      The symposium will deal with the theme of modeling landscape in different
      scales and addressing information on landscape functions to landscape
      units. It is awaited to show how these models work and which functions they
      can explain. Special attention is given to land use as a steering factor of
      landscape ecological processes. The symposium will be focussed on the
      handling of heterogeneity in landscapes by methods of regionalization.
      It is aimed to bring together theoretical approaches as well as applied
      case studies for an interesting mixture of lectures which could be
      contributed to the possible following sub-themes. The reports should try to
      give answers to the questions:

      Problems of scale and hierarchy in landscape ecology
      What properties of physical and human systems are invariant with respect
      to scale?
      What kinds of transformation of scale are available, to aggregate or
      disaggregate data?
      What are the problems that must be overcome in integrating data from
      different scales?
      How is the observation of processes affected by changes of scale, and how
      can we measure the degree to which processes are manifested at different
      How is scale represented in the parametrization of process models, and
      how are models affected by the use of data from inappropriate scales?

      Diversity and heterogeneity in landscape patterns and processes
      How can landscape diversity be described, measured and assessed?
      How can diversity of cultured landscapes be modeled?

      Indicators of landcape functions
      How can field measurements of landscape functions, as for instance
      transport functions, be replaced by suitable indicators in larger scales?
      Which parameters can be used as indicators for structures and processes
      to make field work more efficiently?

      Land use as steering factor for landscape structures and processes
      How do land use processes influence landscape pattern and function?
      Is land use the most important factor for creating landscape structures
      (examples of urban areas)?

      Landscape research on different scales - practical questions of landscape
      Which level of investigation is necessary to model different types of
      landscape functions?
      What are typical practical questions with regard to scale?
      What are the most suitable scales of research for specific practical

      Abstract submission: Abstracts should be submitted directly to the above
      named addresses, prevered by e-mail. The deadline for receipt of abstracts
      is (depart from the congress rules) 1 April 1999. This procedure doesn't
      influence the registration formalities. Besides oral presentations results
      can be presented on posters too.
      For more information concerning the whole congress see also



      Gregoire Dubois Tel. 39-(0)332-78.99.44
      Joint Research Centre Fax. 39-(0)332-78.54.66
      Environment Inst. TP 321 Email: gregoire.dubois@...
      I-21020 Ispra (Va), ITALY URL: http://curie.ei.jrc.it/

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