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US-IALE Meeting Symposium on Policy Development and Analysis

posted May 13, 2014, 10:35 AM by Alec Kretchun
The DE&L Lab is getting geared up for the International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) meeting next week in Anchorage, AK. Dr Scheller, Megan, and Alec will all be attending and presenting new/ongoing work. For those attending, Dr Scheller, as part of the IALE Public Policy Committee, will be convening a Special Symposium entitled "Prioritizing Landscape Ecology’s Contribution to Policy Development and Analysis". From the meeting website:
"In our first poll of US-IALE members and public officials (n=59), land use change (31%), urbanization (20%), and climate change (19%) were identified as the three most pressing policy issues to which the science of landscape ecology can contribute, and that are relevant to the science of landscape ecology. The objective of this proposed symposium is to begin a dialog among members of the landscape ecology and policy communities, and to create a pathway for our discipline to meaningfully contribute to policy discussions. This pathway should ensure that the briefs and webpages produced by US- IALE members and subcommittees are actually useful to decision makers at the local, state, and national levels, and that decision makers can meaningfully connect with subject experts in landscape ecology. Hosted by the new US-IALE Policy Committee, this symposium will bring together topical experts in the top three identified issues (land use change, urbanization, and climate change), along with public officials who develop and implement policies for these topics at the state and federal level."
We hope to see you all there, as it will surely be an interesting blend of practice and application. Get all the details on the meeting here. See you in Alaska!