Summer School in Land System Science

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 9:30am to Friday, September 1, 2017 - 5:30pm
Filzbach Glarus-Nord, Switzerland

Land-system science for analysing dynamic landscapes: data, tools and models

Summer School August 27 to September 1 2017

Filzbach Glarus-Nord, Switzerland

Landscape Research Center WSL/ CDE, University of Bern/ Global Land Programme

You will develop an integrated understanding of land system science and landscape assessment. You learn to use state-of the-art data, tools, and models for spatial analyses as well as improve your ability to build strong connections between scientific understanding and the communities of practice and policy that govern and manage the use of land. Land systems are the result of human interactions with the natural environment and increasingly research is being done on land systems from different disciplinary perspectives as well as from an interdisciplinary perspective. The complexity of these processes increasingly challenges planners, environmental agencies and policy makers towards achieving sustainable land use. In this summer school the students learn how science cansupport practitioners in their decisions on sustainable land-use/landscape development. They develop skills in data processing (remote sensing, 2D, 3D), apply a range of models (ranging from statistical models to cellular automata), and learn about methods for stakeholder involvement (e.g. landscape

visualisation, participatory mapping, social network analysis). Topics addressed include urbanisation, land abandonment, ecosystem service mapping, conservation management, socioeconomic development as well as conflict assessment between different land-use interests. Visit Summer School 2017: Land Change 


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