Keynote speaker

Douglas Landis

Prof. Dr. Douglas A. Landis
Michigan State University, USA
Douglas A. Landis is a University Distinguished Professor of Insect Ecology in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the role of landscape structure in shaping insect and plant interactions in agricultural landscapes and the implications for pest suppression and pollination services. He is the author of 168 peer-reviewed journal articles, 25 book chapters and 58 Extension bulletins.

Miranda Meuwissen

Prof. Dr. Miranda Meuwissen
Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Miranda Meuwissen is professor of risk management in food supply chains at the Business Economics group of Wageningen University, the Netherlands. She is a senior scientist of Wageningen Graduate School of Social Sciences and organises the Summer School ‘Risk analysis and risk management in agriculture: updates on modelling and applications’. She coordinates the H2020 SURE-Farm project on resilience of EU farming systems.


Sessions highlight the state of the art in agricultural landscape research and promote critical exchange on pathways to more resilient and sustainable agriculture. Each session will last 90 minutes and include 3-5 presentations (decided by session organisers).

Masterclasses are interactive sessions to show, learn and discuss new tools, methods or emerging topics in hands-on intensity. Masterclasses are organised and chaired by 1-2 persons, they last 3 hours (refreshments in between) and host about 15-30 participants (prior registration). Masterclasses attract senior and junior researchers alike. They are an excellent way to spread and test scientific ideas and to reinforce scientific networking. Conference participants are asked to sign up to one of the parallel masterclasses when registering to the conference.

Market place
We will organise a special format to support the dissemination of science-based tools and products. Researchers and external parties have the opportunity to exhibit their projects, businesses, tools and products related to agricultural landscape management at the landscape market place. We invite you to present your solutions such as apps, decision support tools, private governance solutions and discuss your ideas with hundreds of scientists.
You are invited to apply for an online market booth by filling in the respective template.

Post-conference workshops
We offer you the opportunity to organise your own workshop, specifically adapted to your target audience. The only condition is that your topic should be related to agricultural landscapes or diversification in a wider sense. The workshops are taking place on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 from 08:30 to 17:00. If you are interested, you need to apply and describe the objective and topic of the workshop. The call for post-conference workshops will open in September 2020. Selection of masterclasses will be done by the scientific committee.


Draft programme - remains to be adapted for online format

Monday 20 September 2021

08:00 Registration and coffee
09:30 Opening ceremony and plenary keynote
10:30 Coffee/Tea
11:00 Parallel sessions
12:30 Lunch and posters
14:00 Masterclasses
17:00 Plenary poster pitches
17:45 Posters and get together

Tuesday 21 September 2021

09:00 Parallel sessions
10:30 Coffee/Tea
11:00 Parallel sessions
12:30 Lunch and posters
14:00 Parallel sessions
15:30 Market place: tools and solutions
17:30 Networking evening

Wednesday 22 September 2021

9:00 Parallel sessions
10:30 Coffee/Tea
11:00 Parallel sessions
12:30 Lunch and posters
14:00 Plenary key note
15:00 Plenary poster awards; report of session highlights; maybe round table discussion; closing ceremony
16:00 Farewell coffee/tea


Thursday 23 September 2021

Post-conference workshops