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7th Hungarian Landscape Ecology Conference


The Institute of Geography and Geology of the Faculty of Sciences and Informatics of the University of Szeged and the U-GEO Foundation organises the


7th Hungarian Landscape Ecology Conference – Interdisciplinary landscape research in the 21st century


between 25-27 May 2017.


We cordially invite to the conference all professionals working in the fields of landscape research and landscape planning, or any related fields dealing with human activity closely related to the landscape (e.g. nature conservation, agriculture, water management, forestry, etc).

The conference aims to enable the exchange of experiences and networking of professionals (both theorists and practitioners) working in the different fields related to landscape ecology (e.g. geographers, ecologists, foresters, landscape architects, water and agricultural engineers, public administration employees, decision makers ...). We hope to create an occasion for the representatives of all these professions to present their relevant results and the practical applicability of these results and to discuss the current challenges and main trends in landscape research. Based on the presentations, the materials recommended by the Scientific Committee of the conference will be given the chance to be published in international and Hungarian scientific journals.

At the conference the participants can present their results in plenary lectures and thematic sessions. The exact titles of the thematic sessions will be defined on the basis of the abstracts submitted with the applications. The preparation of the re-establishment of the Hungarian Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) will take place as a side event of the conference. In connection with this, one day of the conference will include plenary lectures held in English by renowned guests. At the end of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a short field trip.


Conference topics:

1. Theoretical landscape research, methodological challenges

2. Landscape and land use/land cover change, climate change

3. Landscape architecture, landscape design, landscape rehabilitation

4. Nature and landscape conservation, ecological agriculture

5. Theoretical and practical issues of Ecosystem Services

6. Landscape degradation and risk analysis

7. Urban ecological studies, green infrastructure

8. Landscape ecology-related policy issues

9. Landscape character mapping - methodology and application possibilities





The Institute of Geography and Geology of the Faculty of Sciences and Informatics of the University of Szeged

6722 Szeged, Egyetem u. 2.



In order to register, please fill in the English online registration form  form until 17 February 2017




Application forms and abstracts: 17 February 2017

Confirmation letters for the participants are due to be sent out: 28 February 2017

Deadline for the extended abstract: 15 April 2017

Publishing of the detailed programme: 15 April 2017


Participation fees

regular participant

PhD student

Early bird registration (paid until 20 March 2017)

27 000 HUF

17 000 HUF

Normal registration (21 March 2017 – paid until 15 May 2017)

33 000 HUF

20 000 HUF

On-site payment

40 000 HUF

25 000 HUF

Field trip (not included in the registration fee)

3000 HUF

3000 HUF


The registration fee includes the costs of the conference package, the coffee break refreshments, lunch on all 3 days, the Thursday night Icebreaker party and the Friday night banquet.

The field trip costs 3,000 HUF which can only be paid in advance by bank transfer (the trip will only take place if there are at least 15 registered participants).

Participants can pay the registration fees by bank transfer to the bank account of the U-GEO Foundation (organizing partners of the conference):

10401268 –50526750 – 69711002

The U-GEO Foundation will provide invoice of the bank transfer. For the identification, please indicate:

  • your name
  • the name of your institution / organization
  • Landscape Ecology Conference



The conference participants will take care of their accomodation independently.


Preliminary programme

Thursday, 2017.05.25.

09.00 - 15.00 Registration

10.00 - 10.30 Opening ceremony, welcome speeches

10.30 - 11.00 Plenary session

11.00 - 12.30 Sessions

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Poster presentations

14.30-14.50 Coffee break

15.00-17.00 Sessions

18.30 - Icebreaker party

(09.00-18.00 continuous poster session)


Friday 2017.05.26.

8.30 - 15.00 Registration

09.00 - 09.30 Plenary session

09.30 - 12.30 Sessions

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 14.30 Plenary session in English

14.00 - 15. 00 Coffee break

15.00 - 17.00 English-speaking session (invited guest speakers)

17.30 - 18.20 Preparation session of re-esatablishment of Hungarian chapter of IALE

19.00 - Banquet

(09.00-18.00-ig continuous poster session)


Saturday 2017.05.27.

09.00 - 10.20 Sessions

10.20 - 10.40 Coffee break

10.40 – 11.45 Sessions

11.45 - 12.00 Closing ceremony, announcement of the winners of the ‘best poster’ and ‘best young speaker’ competitions and announcement on the organization of the next conference

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 16.30 Field trip (only if there are 15 registered participants)


Planned programme:

Presentation of a wetland rehabilitation project at Lake Nagy-Széksós near Mórahalom – Geological and landscape values and their protection on the example of the Csólyospálos meadow limestone excavation – Burial mounds as ex lege protected landscape values: Szatymaz cemetery – Lake Fehér, a Ramsar wetland in the vicinity of Szeged.


Publication: The abstracts of the presentations and posters will be published in printed and online form. Extended abstracts (max. 4 pages) will be published in an online conference book. The authors of the best presentations (chosen by the Scientific Committee of the conference) will have the opportunity to publish detailed versions in the Journal of Environmental Geography, and in the journal Tájökológiai Lapok.



Concerning questions on presentations and other professional issues:

Dr. Ágnes Gulyás – Head of the Organising Committee

Dr. Péter Szilassi – Secretary of the Organising Committee


Concerning questions on technical issues (registration, payment, invoices):

Olympia Gesztes


Registration: In order to register, please fill in the online registration form until 31 January 2017