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Publications in Scientific Journals

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. 
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, pages665–673(2021).

Joao C. Azevedo, Sandra Luque, Cynnamon Dobbs, Giovanni Sanesi, Terry C. H. Sunderland. 2020. The Ethics of Isolation, the Spread of Pandemics, and Landscape Ecology. Landscape Ecol.

Special Feature in  Methods in Ecology and Evolution MEE: ‘Improving Biodiversity Monitoring Using Satellite Remote Sensing’.
See also Luque, S; Pettorelli, N; Vihervaara, P; Wegmann, M. 2018. Improving biodiversity monitoring using satellite remote sensing to provide solutions towards the 2020 conservation targets; MEE 9(8):1784-1786 DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13057

Biennial 8.01.02 Working Party Conference: The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services; Halle, Germany; 24-29 September 2017. Virtual Special Issue: Ecosystem Services Nexus Thinking in  the International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management: online: or PDF:

Landscape Ecology: Volume 29, Issue 2, February 2014. Ecosystem Services in Changing Landscapes. ISSN: 0921-2973 (Print) 1572-9761 (Online at
This special issue published in Landscape Ecology is primarily composed of papers generated from two events: the biennial conference organized by the IUFRO 8.01.02 Working Party (Division 8): Forest Landscape Ecology - held in Concepcion, Chile during November, 2012; under the theme "Sustaining Forests and Humans in a Changing Landscape: Forest, Society, and Global Change". In addition, a Symposium organized for the Ecosummit in Columbus, Ohio USA, joining efforts from ELI, IALE and IUFRO communities;  under the  theme "Structure matters – The potential of land-use pattern to contribute to ecosystem services provision". The symposium was concerned with the pattern of ecosystems and land-types as it pertains to providing ecosystem services.
The papers in this Special Issue represent work conducted in eleven different countries, especially from South America, but also from USA and Europe.  We believe that these papers will create interest and inform management of some potential methods to evaluate ecosystem services at the landscape level with an integrative approach, offering new tools for management and conservation. In particular, we tried to  highlight different realities and tools developed or adapted from landscape ecology that are being increasingly used to assist with the quantification, modeling, mapping, and valuing of ecosystem services in different situation and geographical contexts. The ultimate aims is for readers to recognize the role of landscape ecology in the advancement of science and management, particularly within the context of emerging physical, sociocultural, economic, and political drivers of change which influence forest systems and the services they provide.

Garrido P., A. Mayer, A. Tishkov (eds.). Project Group: Angelstam P., M. Elbakidze, R. Axelsson. 2013. Knowledge Production and Learning for Sustainable Landscapes: Europe’s West and East as a Laboratory/Guest. AMBIO: Special Issue. Volume 42, Issue 2 (12 articles from the WP community). All papers are open access.

Biennial IUFRO Forest Landscape Ecology Conference: Sustaining Humans and Forests in Changing Landscapes: Forests, Society and Global Change; Concepción, Chile; 5-12 November 2012. Article in Earthzine

Special Issue in Agroforestry Systems: Agroforestry landscapes and global change: Landscape ecology tools for management and conservation. Guillermo Martínez Pastur (CADIC CONICET, Argentina), Emilie Andrieu (INRA, France), Louis R. Iverson (USDA, US), Pablo Luis Peri (INTA UNPA CONICET, Argentina): Conference: Forest Landscapes and Global Change: New Frontiers in Management, Conservation and Restoration; Bragança, Portugal; 21-27 September 2010.

Special Issue of Landscape Ecology: Landscape connectivity analysis for conservation: insights from combining new methods with ecological and genetic data. 

Birdsey, R., Y. Pan, G. Sun, E. Gustafson, A. Perera.  2010.  Managing landscapes at multiple scales for sustainability of ecosystem functions.

Li, C. Lafortezza, and J. Chen.  2010.  Contribution of landscape Ecology to Forest Management and Conservation.  Higher Education press and Springer, 400pp.

Lafortezza, R. J. Chen, G. Sanesi, and T. R. Crow (Eds).  2008.  Patterns and Processes in Forest Landscapes: Multiple Use and Sustainable Management.  Springer-Verlag, 425pp.
Perera, A. H., L. J. Buse, and M. G. Weber. 2004. Emulating natural forest landscape disturbances: concepts and applications. New York: Columbia University Press.

Crow, T. And A. H. Perera. 2004.  Emulating natural landscape disturbance in forest management – an introduction (special issue – 7 papers)

Books by Working Party Members

Forest Landscapes and Global Change. Challenges for Research and Management. Azevedo, João C., Perera, Ajith H., Pinto, M. Alice (Eds.). 2014, XIII, 262 p. 43 illus., 13 illus. in color. ISBN 978-1-4939-0953-7. Details at
This book was based on the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Work Group International Conference that took place in Bragança, Portugal, in September 2010. It is an exploration of the state of knowledge of global changes in forested landscapes, with an emphasis on their causes and effects, and the challenges faced by researchers and land managers who must cope with these changes.

The following two books make significant contributions to the science and application of landscape ecology. Members of the Working Party edited the books:

  • David J. Mladenoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Ecology and Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison;
  • Ajith H. Perera is a Research Scientist and leads the Forest Landscape Ecology Group at the Ontario Forest Research Institute.

Other Working Party members have contributed chapters to these books. In each case, excerpts are provided from the book's cover.

  • 2000. Edited by Ajith H. Perera, David L. Euler, and Ian D. Thompson. UBC (University of British Columbia) Press.
    The growing popularity of the broad, landscape-scale approach to forest management represents a dramatic shift from the traditional, stand-based focus on timber production. Ecology of a Managed Terrestrial Landscape responds to the increasing need of forest policy developers, planners, and managers for an integrated, comprehensive perspective on ecological landscapes. The book examines the "big picture" of ecological patterns and processes through a case study of the vast managed forest region in Ontario. The contributors synthesize current landscape ecological knowledge of this area and look at gaps and future research directions from several points of view: spatial patterns, ecological functions and processes, natural disturbances, and ecological responses to disturbance.

  • 1999. Edited by David J. Mladenoff and William L. Baker. Cambridge University Press.
    In this unique volume, key researchers present emerging approaches to computer simulation models of large, forest landscapes. These models have the potential to help answer research and management questions through simulation experiments that have not, in the past, considered spatial interactions among ecological processes and human activities at broad scales. Representing a rapidly emerging area in the field of landscape ecology, this volume will be of value to ecologists, forest and natural resource managers, as well as wildlife biologists and conservationists.

Proceedings and Books of Abstracts

  • Biennial 8.01.02 Working Party Conference: The Green-Blue Nexus: Forests, Landscapes and Services; Halle, Germany; 24-29 September 2017. Book of Abstracts                   
  • COST FP1204 - Green Infrastructure: Nature-based solutions for sustainable and resilient cities; Orvieto, Italy; 4-7 April 2017. Book of Abstracts 
  • Congreso Latinoamericano IUFRO de Ecología del Paisaje & 2º Congreso Latinoamericano de IALE / IUFRO Landscape Ecology Latin-American & Second IALE Latin-American Congress:"Acercando nuestra sociedad a la naturaleza: Conservar, manejar y restaurar los paisajes multi-funcionales"; Temuco, Chile; 28 November - 2 December 2016. Book of Abstracts  
  • SilviLaser 2015 - 14th conference on Lidar Applications for Assessing and Managing Forest Ecosystems; La Grande Motte, France; 28-30 September 2015. IUFRO Units involved: 4.00.00, 8.01.02. Proceedings 
  • Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Forest Landscapes - Concepts, Research, and Applications; Tartu, Estonia; 23-30 August 2015. Book of Abstracts  
  • Forest Landscapes and Global Change: New Frontiers in Management, Conservation and Restoration; Bragança, Portugal; 21-27 September 2010. Proceedings - Book of Abstracts  
  • International Conference on Landscape Ecology and Forest Management: Challenges and Solutions; Chengdu, Sichuan, China; 16-22 September 2008. Proceedings           


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Obituary of Professor Dr. Bostjan Anko (1939-2013)
1987 - 1995 Working Party Leader 8.01.03 (former S10105)
1996 - 2002 Deputy Coordinator 8.01.03
1993 - 1995 International Council Representative of von Slovenia