2021 ICLEE

Nov 26-27, 2021 : Health, it matters: Responsible Mission for ICLEE

  ICLEE (International Consortium of Landscape and Ecological Engineering) was established in 2004 to publish Landscape and Ecological Engineering (LEE) through collaboration among societies primarily in East Asia in the fields of environmental conservation, management, and restoration, to contribute to the development of related disciplines and human communities living in harmony with the natural environment. For sharing new insights and making connections with academics, ICLEE held an annual international conference each year.

​  The pandemic has caused many losses of our lives, and forced us to reconsider our lives, our relationship with the environment, and the health of both; the challenges could only be solved through cross-disciplinary brainstorming. The ICLEE 2021 international conference in Taiwan theme is "Health, it matters: Responsible Mission for ICLEE." Through presentations, talks, panels, and posters, we are looking forward to researchers' participation and cooperation from landscape ecology, landscape planning, ecological engineering, and all of the related studies to indicate responsible missions of ICLEE.Under this main theme, several issues are focused in this conference: 

I.    Urban ecological health and sustainable landscape design

II.    Green infrastructure and human wellbeing

III.    Urban ecosystem management for sustainability

IV.    Ecosystem services and land use planning

V.    Ecological restoration for the degraded area

VI.    Novel technology and scientific methods for ecological planning 

VII.    Rural ecology and forest conservation

VIII.    Rural tourism and outdoor recreation

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Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: Sep 17, 2021

Abstract acceptance notification: Oct 01, 2021 

Early registration deadline: Oct 10, 2021

Standard registration deadline: Oct 31, 2021

All deadlines are midnight on GMT+8.


➤Professional Experience

  • Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

  • Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

  • Vice-director, Educational Unit for Studies on the Connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans (CoHHO)

  • President, International Consortium of Landscape and Ecological Engineering (ICLEE)

  • Chief-director, Japan Bamboo Society (JBS)

➤Research Interest

  • Bamboo Ecology

  • Landscape Ecology

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Forestry

  • Nature Restoration

➤Title of Speech

Support for rich ecosystems and environments in the COVID-19 era

Abstract of Speech

  The lengthy COVID-19 pandemic has had greatly influenced people worldwide, although the period has also seen significant development of expertise regarding the natural environment on a global level. Some researchers have argued that degradation and destruction of the natural environment has affected adaptability of human beings to COVID-19, thereby highlighting the importance of related restoration and creation of nature.
  Such restoration requires proactive discussion on the internal ecosystems that support the richness and diversity of natural environments. In this context, the large-scale destruction of tropical rainforests and boreal forests worldwide has exacerbated global warming, biodiversity degradation and a range of other issues. Here, it is necessary to understand the primary and secondary natural characteristics of target areas as well as the simplification of natural environments due mono-cultural agriculture for the production of oil palms, coffee, tea, rubber and other crops. Effective solutions are required, and developing countries must focus on economic self-reliance for national security. Rather than trying to force such nations to protect their natural environments, it is necessary to propose management techniques that support ongoing sustainability. This highly important issue is a key ICLEE consideration.
  Urbanized areas, modernized agriculture lands and other developed regions worldwide require consideration of nature-friendly environments. For urban areas in particular, the creation of green spaces – especially restored secondary natural areas for recreation and refreshment – is important, along with consideration of design and management to maintain condition. As urban areas require such environments to support the physical and mental health of their populations, it is essential to discuss measures for the mitigation of environmental problems, global warming and other related issues. This is an important role of ICLEE, along with consideration of matters such as the variety of native species and connectivity among fragmented ecosystems. 
  More research, analysis and proposals in relation to urban and natural areas are required, with ICLEE playing key roles in realizing solutions. It is essential to understand related academic and social situations and to make efforts toward ideal living in the context of COVID-19.

➤Professional Experience

  • Professor, Division of Environmental Science & Ecological Engineering, Korea University

  • Editor, Journal of Landscape and Ecological Engineering (LAEE)

➤Research Interest

  • Environment, Ecological Planning &Policies Studies

➤Title of Speech

Sustainable Green Infrastructure planning and applications for Biodiversity in Northeast Asia

Abstract of Speech

    COVID-19 is a clear sign of what humanity could face as a result of biodiversity loss and ecological destruction. The best vaccine for disease prevention would be a response to climate change coupled with biodiversity recovery. Green infrastructure plays an important role in biodiversity conservation, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) case proved this. The ROK has achieved rapid economic development with successful reforestation in a short period of time. Our previous research demonstrated that the successful National Reforestation Programme in Korea prompted a significant enhancement of biodiversity even in the midst of development and urbanization (Choi et al., 2021). However, climate change is expected to continue to deteriorate biodiversity. Accordingly, there is a need for additional measures along with mitigation of climate change to maintain current biodiversity level. In this regard, this speech introduces (1) research on proposing biodiversity conservation strategies through analysis of the impact of climate change in Northeast Asia (NEA) and (2) research on establishing an ecological network in NEA. In order to maintain a healthy life and a healthy ecosystem, we need to pursue nature-based solutions more diligently, and green infrastructure planning, which is one of the important elements, needs to take into account climate change. Lastly, these efforts should be promoted at the NEA level through international cooperation beyond the national level.

➤Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University

  • Affiliated Faculty, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois

  • Director, Healthy Landscape and Healthy People Lab

  • Chair, Working Group of Horticultural Therapy, International Society for Horticultural Science

  • Steering Committee, Association of Pacific Rim Universities Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub (APRU-SCL)

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Landscape and Ecological Engineering (LAEE)

➤Research Interest

  • Therapeutic Landscapes

  • Landscape Ecology

  • Landscape Planning and Design

  • Recreational Planning and Management

➤Title of Speech

How does the green infrastructure design influences human health?

Abstract of Speech

    More than half of the population lives in an urban environment, and this number is still growing.  However, living in a modern urban society causes great pressure in daily life and serious health problems. Urban green infrastructure play an important role as public health infrastructure.  Whereas mounting evidences show that contacting greenness can help to prevent the situation and improve our health states including on attention restorativeness, stress reduction, positive emotion, and better cardiovascular and neurological responses. Urban vegetation is an important part of green infrastructure, providing different ecosystem services for cities, such as climate regulation, water saving, carbon reduction, clean air and landscape greening.  Based on the concept of "healthy landscape and healthy people", we are trying to establish a framework where natural landscapes with better ecological functions are beneficial to the health of urban residents.

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