Dear colleagues, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 1st International conference «Landscape Science and Landscape Ecology: Considering Responses to Global Challenges» which will take place on 14-18 September 2020 in Moscow, Russia and will be hosted by Lomonosov Moscow State University and IALE-Russia.

We expect the conference will serve as a platform for the knowledge exchange about the landscape spatial organization, land cover dynamics, changes in ecosystem functioning, landscape resilience to natural and man-made disasters, such as wildfires, floods, droughts, biodiversity loss and pathogen outbreaks. We envision shedding light on the anthropogenic component of landscape change and the evolution of landscapes.

The special focus of the conference will also be on spatial sustainable landscape planning. For instance, we invite talks and fruitful panel discussions on how landscape science may address topics about land use efficiency, land sparing and sharing in the complex multifunctional land-use settings. We also invite talks on the connectivity of protected areas, their efficiency and resilience to existing challenges, but also on the potential coexistence of biodiversity conservation, recreation and other land use opportunities in nearby areas.

We also welcome presentations on the human perception of the landscape, such as the aesthetic value of natural and urbanized territories and how such perceptions could enhance non-material benefits from ecosystem services and the landscape as a whole.