Young Researchers Webinar Series

IALE-Europe launched the Young Researchers Webinar Series. This webinar series serves as a platform for young landscape ecologists to present and receive feedback on their work, share ideas and experiences. It creates a relaxed venue for making new friends or saying hello to established connections.  

Details of our next webinar: 

We are back from summer holidays with a new webinar part of IALE-Europe`s Young Researchers Webinar Series, this time focused on how to get your research published. Three guests with many years of experience in leading scientific journals in the field of landscape ecology and landscape research will share their insights into how to maximize the chances of getting your manuscript accepted. 

Urban biodiversity and ecosystem services dashboards to inform planning and governance: A review of best practices    

Monday 13 October 2021 16:00-17:00 CET

Simona R. Grădinaru, IALE-Europe Secretary General – Welcome
Maria Riffat – PhD candidate at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany 

Maria Riffat is a Ph.D. candidate and a research assistant at the chair of Environmental Analysis and Planning (PLACES lab) at the Institute of Geography of the Ruhr University Bochum. Her expertise are in the field of spatial planning. Her PhD focus is on the assessment, development, and analysis of dashboard technology as an innovative, interactive, and novel web-based platform to assist potential stakeholders and decision makers in order to understand complex scientific information on urban biodiversity and ecosystem services in spatial planning within metropolitan regions. Her research will integrate most recent environmental data and various evolving perspectives on nature-based solutions of urban landscape management and ecosystem services.  

Maria assists in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental planning, landscape planning, ecosystem services, and applications of geographic information system in planning field. She works actively as blog/article writer and manages web-based educational platform i.e. GISTeck on geographic information systems (GIS) and building information modelling (BIM) Technologies.  

She has worked as a ‘Research Assistant’ in her prior employments in the field of spatial planning and analysis at research institutes (i.e. empirica Forschung und Beratung and Forschungzentrum Jülich). She holds Master's degree in Infrastructure Planning (MIP) from University of Stuttgart, Germany and a Bachelor in City and Regional Planning (CRP) from UET Lahore, Pakistan. 

Register for the webinar here


Previous webinars:

Meet the Editors    

Monday 6 September 2021 16:00-17:00 CET

Simona R. Grădinaru, IALE-Europe Secretary General – Welcome
Uta Schirpke (Bozen, Italy), Associate Editor Ecosystem Services 
Jochen Jaeger (Montreal, Canada), Member of various Editorial boards 
Werner Rolf (Munich, Germany), Co-Editor in Chief Landscape Online

Three guests with many years of experience in well established scientific journals in the field of landscape ecology and landscape research will share their insights into how to maximize the chances of getting your manuscript accepted. In the beginning we will discuss criteria for selecting a journal appropriate for the owns manuscript. Then, te guests will explain the editorial process behind the scenes. Afterwards we will discuss dos and don’ts for a successful submission and take the reviewer perspective. Finally, after an editorial adviuce by our guest you will have the oppourtunity to ask further questions. 

[Watch recording at Youtube


Encouraging management diversity to maintain biodiversity in production forest landscapes    

Wednesday 9 June 2021 16:00-17:00 CET

Simona R. Grădinaru, IALE-Europe Secretary General – Welcome
Duflot Rémi – Post-doc at University of Jyväskylä, Finland 

Rémi Duflot holds a PhD in landscape ecology from the University of Rennes, France. Since, he has worked as a post-doctoral researcher in different locations on the relationship between landscape heterogeneity and biodiversity. He is also interested in landscape planning, using spatial graphs for modelling habitat networks and connectivity. Currently, he investigates the potential benefits of management diversification for biodiversity in boreal forest ecosystems. Rémi Duflot is a member of IALE since 2011, when he received the IALE student/young researcher travel Awards to participate to IALE world congress. 

[Watch recording at Youtube


How to prepare for an academic job interview    

Wednesday 12 May 2021 16:00-17:00 CET

Simona R. Grădinaru, IALE-Europe Secretary General – Welcome
Teresa Pinto-Correia, University of Evora, Portugal
Hubert Wiggering, University of Potsdam, Germany 

With Professor Teresa Pinto-Correia and Professor Hubert Wiggering we had two experts with many years of experience leading high profile research institutes. In this webinar they gave insights on how selection processes take place and how to get best prepared for job application in academic business.

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Widening the perspective in landscape monitoring with repeat landscape photography

Wednesday 14 April 2021 16:00-17:00 CET

Ulrike Bayr – PhD student at Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO). 

Ulrike Bayr holds an MSc in Physical Geography from the University of Tübingen, Germany. Since 2017, Ulrike is part of the Department of Landscape Monitoring at NIBIO where she is involved in the Norwegian monitoring program for the agricultural landscape (“3Q”). In her PhD, Ulrike tests how
modern quantitative techniques such as machine learning and monoplotting of landscape photographs can be integrated in landscape monitoring. 

The webinar will take place on Zoom. After your registration, you will receive a link to participate in the meeting, by using the Zoom app or desktop client. 

[Watch recording at Youtube]


Connecting with landscapes for sustainability: landscape values, stewardship and products

Wednesday 13 January 2021 16:00-17:00 CET

Veerle Van Eetvelde – IALE-Europe President – Welcome
María García Martín – Postdoc the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL. 

María García Martín, graduated in Geography and the Master in Land Planning and Sustainable Local Development, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, obtained her PhD at the Chair for Landscape Management, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Freiburg in 2019. She previously worked at the Chair of Social-Ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems at the Universities of Göttingen and Kassel. Her PhD research focused on “Connecting with landscapes for sustainability. Characteristics of, challenges to, and opportunities for integrated landscape management in Europe”. María García Martín has a close connection with IALE, since she participated in the IALE-Europe PhD course in Copenhagen (2015) and received the IALE-D award 2019 for best PhD dissertation from IALE Germany. 

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