Title: Landscape adaptation to climate change. Modeling, assessing, and planning for a very different future
Dr. Thomas Doxiadis
MArch, MLA Harvard University, USA
Dr. Miltiadis Lazoglou
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
A changing climate is projected to shift bioclimatic regions, alter weather patterns, change hydrology, inflame fire regimes, impact agriculture, and more. Sometimes by a bit, sometimes drastically. Landscapes are the physical spaces in which these environmental changes occur, and so provide both a field to map and understand the future, and to address it in physical terms.
Landscapes can be understood at many scales, from a small area perceived at the turn of a head, to entire geographic regions with similar characteristics. These scales are interrelated, with changes in one feeding changes in another. Climate change assessment and adaptation is necessary at all scales, so then is developing the tools to do so.
This special session invites papers concerning the aforementioned topics, with a specific focus on landscape adaptation to climate change. Contributions may encompass information, methodologies, assessments, and proposals for adaptation.
The following may serve as descriptive examples of the contributions:
- Modeling bioclimate change, and / or its interaction with landscape change.
- Methodologies for assessing the past and present conditions of key landscape change factors, such as hydrology, erosion, fire regime, agriculture, and urbanization.
- The investigation of the correlation between urban and regional planning and landscape adaptation to climate change.
- Adaptation methodologies and measures, at legal, institutional, financial, and technical levels.
This special session is organised in the framework of the LIFE-IP AdaptInGR- Boosting the implementation of adaptation policy across Greece, LIFE17 IPC/GR/000006.