The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)
The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) is the world wide organization for landscape ecologists. Our primary mission is to promote global collaborations, among our various chapters and with international policymakers. We also serve as a platform for discussion and interactions across the disciplines. We achieve our mission through working groups, frequent communications to members, and a World Congress (held every 4 years) and regional conferences. We also support our many active chapters around the world and members via travel grants and capacity building grants.
The AFRICA-IALE (Africa Chapter)
Africa IALE is a chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE). Landscape ecology draws together expertise from both biophysical and socioeconomic sciences to explore basic and applied research questions concerning the ecology, conservation, management, design/planning, and sustainability of landscapes as coupled human-environment systems. The concept is increasingly being used to study complex landscape patterns and ecological functions emerging from the impacts of human activities on natural resources.