The Laboratory Researchers Took Part in the 11th World Congress of the International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE), held from July 10 to 15 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The IALE World Congresses are held every four years and are the largest international scientific event in the field of landscape ecology. Representatives of 63 countries took part in the last congress.
The key issues of the Congress were various aspects of human-landscape interaction (list of sections): sustainable development and ecosystem services, green infrastructure, biodiversity conservation, fragmentation of forest landscapes, mountain landscapes, urban landscapes and green infrastructure, landscape planning, the impact of armed conflict on landscapes.
The scientific staff of the laboratory presented their reports in the following sections.
Robert Sandlerskiy made a presentation "Сlimate-regulating services of forest landscapes: geostatistical modeling based on remote sensing" in the section "GeoAI, machine learning, and Big Data Analyses of Earth Observation Data for Climate Change and Ecosystem Resilience"
Ivan Kotlov presented the report "Theoretical and practical relevance of landscape fragmentation metrics for the Moscow region forests" in the section "Sustaining forests in mosaic landscapes".
Alexander Krenke and Anastasia Baybar presented their reports "Adaptive landscape agriculture using remote sensing and climate scenarios" and "Landscape invariants based on Landsat multispectral data" in the section "Resilience of (agricultural) landscapes: how, when, and what to assess?"
All the presented reports aroused great interest among the participants of the conference. In particular, the approaches presented by Alexander Krenke for the transition to landscape-adaptive intensive agriculture interested representatives of a number of African states. Preliminary agreements were reached with representatives of the universities of Nairobi (Kenya) and Pretoria (South Africa) to conduct joint online seminars.