PECSRL 2016 "“Mountains, uplands, lowlands ‒ European landscapes from an altitudinal perspective.”"

5. - 5. September 2016

Innsbruck and Seefeld (Austria)

PECSRL 2016 will be held in the European Alps but is dedicated to all European mountain and upland landscapes. We particularly welcome papers on comparative themes related to mountain areas – be they comparisons between different mountain areas, between mountains and their adjacent areas or between highlands and lowlands. We are also looking forward to submissions on topical issues of rural areas in Europe.

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PECSRL 2014 "Unraveling the Logics of Landscape"

8. - 12. September 2014


The 2014 Conference in Göteborg has been a huge success attracting over 240 colleagues from Europe and other countries. During 28 special sessions 198 oral presentations were given, while there was also a poster session with 13 posters.

The two parts in Göteborg and Mariestad were linked by a day of field trips which offered insights in the Swedish landscape.

During the General Assembly it has been announced that the next conference in 2016 will be organised by Oliver Bender and take place in Innsbruck and Seefeld (Austria).

After 8 years of hard work and tremendous success Hannes Palang resigned as President of PECSRL; Karl Martin Born (Germany) was elected as President. The Board consists of K. M. Born (President), H. Palang (Vice-President), M. Urbanc, M. Stenseke, T. Terkenli and O. Bender .