Conference Living landscape: memory, transformation and future scenarios (GEOSCAPE 2008)

Venue: Department of Geography, University of J. E. Purkyne in Usti nad Labem

Location: Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Nov 10, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 11, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 30, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: May 31, 2008
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Landscape modelling has become a phenomenon studied from different points of view by all disciplines dealing with a landscape. This interest is motivated not only by the desire for scientific understanding to the matter, but also by the actual demands of the postindustrial society in the 21st century, which result from necessity to stabilize the damaged natural ecosystems on one hand, and to find effective ways of landscape exploitation on the other. In last decades, especially thanks to geoinformatic technologies, the new approaches to visualize and model a landscape have been offered to scientists. Primarily the social and political factors and no the natural ones represent the major driving forces of landscape change at all spatial and temporal scales (from the global level, through the european one, to the national, regional and local) and therefore these expect the innovation in landscape assessment.
Conference Sessions/Topics
1. Ecological aspect of spatio-functional landscape heteregonity
(Doc. RNDr. Ivan Bicik, CSc. - Prof. Doc. RNDr. Maria Kozova, CSc. - Doc. RNDr. Zdenek Lipsky, CSc.)
2. Economic and social transformations: impacts to regional scale
(Prof. Petr Dostal, M.A., Ph.D. - Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Kaczmarek - Prof. Dr. habil. Hartmut Kowalke)
3. Perception of social changes
(Doc. RNDr. Milan Jerabek, Ph.D. - Doc. RNDr. Alois Hynek, CSc. - Prof. Ing. Frantisek Zich, DrSc.)
4. Landscape modelling and GVIS
(Mgr. Tomas Orsulak - Doc. RNDr. Milan Konecny, CSc. - Prof. RNDr. Vit Vozenilek, CSc.)