Le symposium invité “Advances in Landscape Ecology” aura lieu le Mercredi 26 Octobre 2016 de 11:15 à 13:45 dans l’Amphithéatre Gastaud au PAlais du Pharo à Marseille.
Il est co-organisé par Benjamin Bergerot, Françoise Burel, Aude Ernoult (ECOBIO–Rennes) et Clélia Sirami (Dynafor-Toulouse).

Session description
Landscape ecology investigates the relationships between spatiotemporal patterns at the landscape level and ecological processes. In Europe, landscape ecology is rooted in heterogeneous and fragmented humandominated landscapes and studies processes across individual, population and community levels. In recent years, the socio-ecological debate has produced new complex ecological questions that often require approaches at the landscape level. These questions are triggering new conceptual developments, emerging research topics and novel methods. The objective of this symposium isto synthesize recent advances in the field of landscape ecology and present an overview of the forefront research conducted across six major topics of this discipline:  Within the growing development of urban ecology, the role of the spatio-temporal structure of cities and ecological continuities are being increasingly studied worldwide.  The challenge of water quality restoration underlines the role of land-water interfaces. Studying the role of watersheds’ land use and spatio-temporal heterogeneity provides critical clues to improve their management.  The role of landscape configuration for the dispersal of pollutants through biotic fluxes as well as their accumulation is increasingly being acknowledged.  Understanding the combined effects of climate and land use changes on ecosystems and biodiversity is becoming urgent to better manage landscapes in a context of interacting global changes.  Novel modelling approaches and molecular techniques provide new insights for the development of landscape genetics.  Conservation studies and population management guidelines are being revisited thanks to new mapping tools, spatio-temporal models and sampling methods at the landscape level.

Speakers
11:15:00 11:45:00 Mark J. McDonnell Adaptation and adaptedness of organisms: expanding fundamental knowledge
11:45:00 12:15:00 Solène Croci Advances in landscape ecology in urban areas
12:15:00 12:45:00 Clémentine Fritsch Landscape ecology contribution to ecotoxicology studies
12:45:00 13:15:00 Clélia Sirami Managing landscape spatio-temporal heterogeneity for biodiversity conservation
13:15:00 13:45:00 Gilles Pinay Reconciling drainage basin and landscape approach