Landscape Dynamics

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The landscape is shaped by interacting physical, chemical and biological processes. These range from processes over millions of years to extreme events which change the landscape in a matter of seconds. The impact of humans on the landscape can be direct but also indirect, by affecting the natural processes. Therefore, understanding the landscape dynamics requires an interdisciplinary view ranging over multiple spatial and temporal scales. The discussion group ‘Landscape Dynamics’ focuses on the past, present and future dynamics of the landscape. The proactive meetings bring together scientists with backgrounds in the physical, ecological and social aspects of landscape scale research. Different themes will be introduced by a speaker and discussed using several propositions. For more information, please contact Milan Teunissen van Manen ( or Marijn van der Meij (