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 will highlight the state of the art in agricultural landscape research and promote critical exchange on pathways to more resilient and sustainable agriculture. With the overarching theme of diversification, proposed sessions can be from any single or combination of fields relevant to sustainable agricultural landscape research. They can have a focus on a particular topic, method, challenge or region. While many sessions will be of an academic nature, engaging other actors, such as farmers, policy makers or NGOs, in scientific dialogue is highly welcome. Selection of the sessions will be done by the scientific committee based on applications made with the session template. Each session will last 90 minutes and include 3-5 presentations, with session organisers free to choose the mix of time allocated to the mix of keynotes presentations, presentations and discussions. When the call for papers opens, applicants must indicate which session they are applying for, though session and conference organisers may suggest to transfer the contribution to another session.

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. A call for masterclasses will be launched. Selection of masterclasses will be done by the scientific committee.

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, practitioner, policy makers and civil society in the field of agricultural landscapes. This market place will be open not only for conference participants but also for the broader public audience.
The market place stands will be presented during one afternoon. You are invited to apply for a booth on the market place by filling in the respective template. If applications exceed the maximum number of booths, the scientific committee will make a selection.

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.


Programme draft

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