8.01.02 - Landscape ecology
Hot off the press: Editorial in Landscape Ecology
Building green infrastructure to enhance urban resilience to climate change and pandemics.
Pinar Pamukcu-Albers, Francesca Ugolini, Daniele La Rosa, Simona R. Grădinaru, João C. Azevedo & Jianguo Wu.
Landscape Ecology volume 36, pages 665–673(2021).
This editorial is based on the webinar on "IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Party Webinar: Urban Green Infrastructure: How can urban green infrastructure contribute to pandemic and climate resilience?"; 17 November 2020, 15:00-16:00 CET, of the "IUFRO Landscape Ecology WP Webinar Series - Emerging issues in landscape ecology".
We thank again Daniele La Rosa, Simona R. Gradinaru, Francesca Ugolini and Jianguo (Jingle) Wu, for their participation and their wonderful contributions.
The video of the webinar is still available at: https://youtu.be/DACfMSfZVHQ
The next webinar of the series will take place in April 2021, in collaboration with the IUFRO Radioactive Contamination of Forest Ecosystems WP (8.04.07) under the topic "Forests in Fukushima and Chernobyl - people, wildlife and landscape”.
IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Party Webinar – Mark your calendars!
Urban Green Infrastructure: How can urban green infrastructure contribute to pandemic and climate resilience?"
17 November 2020, 15:00-16:00 CET
How can landscape ecologists enable green infrastructure to play a more active role in avoiding and responding to pandemics and climate change? How can green infrastructure contribute to urban resilience? These are some of the issues to be addressed by the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Party in this webinar, the second of a series dealing with major current and future topics that are relevant for the landscape ecology and related communities, with the contribution of outstanding scientists with a global and integrative perspective of science and society.
Zoom meeting ID: 848 4303 0714 - Password: 552587
Webinar by IUFRO Working Party 8.01.02 – Landscape Ecology
Landscape ecology and the covid-19 pandemics
24 June 2020, 15:00-16:00 CET.
The debate around the COVID-19 pandemic has raised several questions regarding how zoonoses are transmitted from ecosystems to humans, how diseases spread within human societies, over regions and across continents, and how effective are measures that countries and communities adopt to fight pandemics. Most of these issues have a strong spatial socioecological component.
Landscape ecology, both conceptually and methodologically, has the potential to play an active role in explaining, describing and forecasting the emergence and spread of zoonoses, to inform decision-making on sustainable measures to minimize their spread and to build spread safe landscapes. This is a research opportunity for landscape ecology but mostly it is an opportunity for landscape ecologists to be actively involved in the development of solutions for evolving societal problems.
These are the main issues to be addressed by the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Party in this webinar, the first of a series dedicated to emerging issues in landscape ecology and society, with the contribution of outstanding scientists with a global and integrative perspective of science and society.
Join the webinar at: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/91647324182?pwd=Y3l2RzJ3WU5lNjhRQnpDZU9zbXh3dz09
ID: 916 4732 4182
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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Biodiversity Monitoring"
In Journal remote sensing
Monitoring fast changes and long-term trends in biodiversity driven by widespread environmental alterations in the Anthropocene is a critical international endeavor increasingly supported by remotely-sensed Earth observations (RS/EO)—even more so if we consider the need to track the progress of global conservation initiatives and policy such as the CBD’s Aichi Targets, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals or the EU’s Habitat Directive. In a wider sense, RS/EO is critical to monitor biodiversity changing face, which includes species range shifts, community reassembly, and biological invasions up to changes in ecosystem and landscape functioning. Ultimately, this will allow assessing how these changes affect the vulnerability of life on Earth and the benefits people extract from nature.
Despite the inherent complexity and multidimensional nature of the Biodiversity concept, entailing several hierarchical levels (from genes to biomes), distinct facets (structure, composition and function), and several spatial scales (from local to global), the current “Golden Age” of RS/EO, with increasingly diverse platforms and enhanced spectral, spatial, and temporal coverage, enables assessing these dimensions and their scalar inter-connections. From airborne to satellite platforms, RS/EO together with field-surveys and innovative techniques related to bioacoustics, sensor networks, camera trapping, radiotracking or environmental metagenomics enable monitoring several dimensions of biodiversity in unprecedented and novel ways. This has been made possible also due to advances in modeling approaches (correlative, mechanistic, process-based), ecoinformatics, cloud-based computing, time series analysis, and spatial statistics allowing the modeling, mapping, and detection of biological and ecological change.
In this Special Issue dedicated to “Biodiversity Monitoring”, we are calling for innovative, integrative and multidisciplinary contributions covering biodiversity’s multiple dimensions in the terrestrial, freshwater, and marine domains which combine RS/EO with multiple biodiversity observation data-streams (e.g., from field surveillance time series to citizen-science programs or metabarcoding), to better understand the drivers and improve the monitoring of biodiversity spatiotemporal change.
Dr. João F. Gonçalves
Prof. João P. Honrado
Dr. Adrián Regos Sanz