Centre for basic and applied research in land ecology, especially forests. Its principal aims are: to do basic and applied research on land ecosystems, develop conceptual and methodological tools to improve environmental management and transmit this knowledge through training, advice and dissemination activities.
Research group centred on the ecology of landscape and its application to the preservation of the natural heritage. There are various areas of research, among which are changes in the landscape and modelling their impact on fauna. Apart from this group, the Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (Catalan Technological Forest Centre) also works on various projects directly or indirectly related with the landscape (mostly forests).
Working group at University of Barcelona (UB) which researches the evolution of the landscape, particularly in relation to environmental events. It also pays special attention to the influence of human impact and use of the land in ecosystems of the past. The research projects include various time scales, from the Pleistocene-Holocene and recent ages.
Research group at the University of Lleida working in landscape planning, forest management and the preservation of biodiversity, with publications in various magazines, among them Landscape Ecology and Landscape and Urban Planning.
Landscape research and teaching unit attached to the Departament de Geografia, Història i Història de l'Art (Department of Geography, History and History of Art) at the University of Girona (UdG) and linked to the Càtedra de Geografia i Pensament Territorial (Chair of Geography and Territorial Thinking) at the same university, which centres its activity on the study of landscape. It applies and develops approximations of a morphological and ecological type and on the image and perception of landscape in society. It works along four main lines: cultural landscape, coastal landscape, Mediterranean landscape and landscape ecology.
Scientific Technical unit at the University of Barcelona (UB), with more than thirty years experience in landscape themes. It is made up of a group of university professionals specialised in and dedicated to basic and applied research activities in these subjects. Their activity is fundamentally basic research into landscape (in the area of definition of the science of landscape), applied work (notably the introduction of landscape into spatial planning) and training and the transmission of knowledge on landscape through postgraduate courses, conferences and publications.
Research group founded in 1995 in the context of the Plan Andaluz de Investigación (Andalusia Research Plan), by a group of professors in the Physical Geography and Regional Geographical Analysis Department at the University of Seville (US). One of its research areas is landscape as an environmental and planning factor.
Research group of the Polytechnic University of Madrid which is working on three research areas: the construction of memory, the construction of external factors and the reconstruction of the landscape; with a special emphasis on cultural landscapes.
Research group in the Department of Regional Geographical Analysis and Physical Geography at the University of Granada (UGR). One of its research areas is centred on the analysis and management of landscape.
Research laboratory at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). One of its research areas is landscape planning, devoted principally to the integration of environmental factors into landscape planning through the ecology of landscape, and the inventory and design of planning methodologies of cultural areas in the rural world.
Links with three landscape research groups in the Department für Raum, Landschaft und Infrastruktur (Department of Spatial, Lanscape and Infrastructure Sciences) at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (Vienna).
Austrian landscape research group. The website acts as a portal for the sharing of different projects and initiatives on landscape and works for the preservation and improvement of the Austrian landscape and awareness on the subject.
Research group at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven Catholic University). One of its research areas is centred on the analysis of landscape, studying subjects such as landscape models and their evolution.
Research unit at the independent centre Skov & Landskab (Woods and landscape) at the Danish Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL). Carries out a large number of projects, many of which are related to landscape, with a specific focus on parks and urban landscapes.
Research group at the École de Architecture de Paris La Villette (Paris La Villette School of Architecture) with the following areas of research: philosophy and landscape areas, epistemology of landscape, history and modern civilisations, architecture, urban development and landscape anthropology and art and practical landscape work.
Research laboratory attached to the Directorate of Architecture and Heritage in the French Government, located at the Grenoble School of Architecture. Its research work concentrates on sensitive environments and on architectural and urban environments.
Research group working with models and simulations for architecture, urban planning and landscape. One of its research areas is "Anthropologie de l'architecture, de l'habitat et du paysage" (Anthropology of Architecture and the Rural and Urban Landscape).
Website created as a result of the Paysages Enchantier research program undertaken by LBA (Les Badauds Associés) in 2003. They perform different landscape related projects with the most outstanding being the Landscape Observatory of the city of Malakoff (Paris) and a series of three-dimensional landscapes which include sound.
The Centre for Agricultural Landscape and Land Use Research at the Kiel Ecology Centre, working in multidisciplinary teams with methods for the establishment of systems for developing the cultural landscape which embrace both ecological, social and and economic aspects.
Centre registered at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Association which has been working since 1992 mainly on the study and rehabilitation of the agricultural landscape of northeast Germany. On the website is a link to the programme of the European Research Network for Sustainable Development of Multifunctional Landscapes.
Centre attached to the Università degli Studi di Ferrara (University of Ferrara) which, since 2002, has concentrated its research and teaching activities in the field of management and promotion of cultural heritage, and the protection and evaluation of landscape according to the principles of the European Landscape Convention (2000).
Research group in the areas of landscape architecture and territorial infrastructures, under the Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazione (Department of Architecture and Planning) of the Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan). The main areas of study are metropolitan and tourist areas.
Research group in the area of landscape architecture and territorial infrastructures of the Dipartimento di Architettura e Pianificazione (Department of Architecture and Planning) of the Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan). The main area of study is public spaces in the broadest sense, including areas of mobility, connections, interchange and transit.
Interdepartmental research group at the Università di Pisa (University of Pisa) which centres its work on different scales of management of landscape resources, both natural and influenced by man, with the aim of improving the protection, valuing and enjoyment of landscape.
A research centre on the archaeology of landscape and tele-detection in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Siena. The website provides access to its published articles.
Centre of international documentation and research on landscape at the Polytechnic University of Milan, with special attention on the content and application of the European Landscape Convention and the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.
Environmental research institute which divides its studies into the sciences of earth, water and climate, geo-information and landscape ecosystems. Alterra is part of the Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum (Wageningen University and Research Centre) and cooperates closely with the Departement Omgevingswetenschappen (Department of Environmental Sciences) at Wageningen University. One of its main projects is the research on a single classification system to cover all European landscapes.
Network comprising of five institutes dedicated to the study of cities, landscape and the phenomena which occur in these areas. Its principal research project is Zukunft urbane Kulturlandschaften (The Future of Urbanised Landscapes).
Planning and research institute about ecology and landscape in Zurich, Switzerland. They work on the identification, analysis and implementation of synergies between agricultural uses and landscape quality (in both biological and aesthetic aspects) in order to achieve the sustainable development of the cultural landscapes of Switzerland.
Interdisciplinary research centre which works to integrate the cultural and spiritual values of the land and local communities in the preservation of landscape and nature, as weel as the socio-economic needs in sustainable development.
Platform created in 1999 by the Countryside Agency which unites diverse sectors with an interest in landscape. Publishes a quarterly newsletter. Various resources, articles and projects can be found on the website, among them: Landscape Character Assessment Guidance for England and Scotland, a guide to preparing landscape assessments.
This is a not-for-profit organisation formed in the United Kingdom in 1967 for the purpose of fostering cooperation and interdisciplinary exchange among all interested in the landscape. Prominent among its aims are promoting education and research on landscape-related issues. The website provides access to the organisation's newsletter and to the Carfax magazine, after subscribing on-line through the website.
Research area at Writtle College, attached to the University of Essex, dedicated to research in the fields of landscape assesment and bioengineering, garden design and preservation and art in the landscape.
Centre created in October 2000 and specialised in the application of GIS and teledetection techniques in the ecology of landscape. Provides resources for research and consultancy in all aspects of the analysis and modelling of landscape for organisations involved in environmental research, planning and management.
Research group working on the ecology of landscape and environment, attached to Universidad de Buenos Aires (University of Buenos Aires), Argentina. Its members are for the most part ecologists, geographers, biologists and agricultural engineers.
Project which centres its activity principally in the periurban landscapes of cities and metropolitan areas. Participants include the Université de Montréal (University of Montreal) and representatives of other bodies from Italy, Austria, Spain, Morocco and the Lebanon. They are in charge of the project Observatoire international des paysages périphériques: villes et métropoles (International Observatory on periurban landscapeps: towns and cities).
Research group in spatial ecology and landscape in the Department of Zoology at the University of Toronto. The website offers information on its research initiatives, other research groups and various publications specialised on this theme.
Forest Landscape Ecology Laboratory devoted to research, teaching and advice in the ambit of forest ecosystems. Its projects include simulations of changes in the use of the land and the effects of climate change, an analysis of the effect of practices in forest management and studies on the effects of historical and cultural factors on current landscape patterns.
Research group financed by the European Union aimed at consolidating cooperation between universities and institutions for better teaching and research in the discipline of landscape architecture. Different working groups have been formed, including ones on the design, planning and management of landscape and cultural landscapes. They have a specific line of work concerned with urban landscapes.
Multidisciplinary network of experts and research institutes from fifteen countries, experimenting in assesment, planning and management of landscapes, with a view to the implementation of policies in education. The network is a member of PEER (Partnership for European Environmental Research). It is recognised by the Council of Europe for its role in the process of implementating the European Landscape Convention.
International network of landscape researchers who centre their interest in the past, present and future of European landscapes. It organises conferences and issues publications on the rural European landscape.