Landscape sustainability refers to the capacity of a landscape to consistently provide long-term, landscape-specific ecosystem services essential for maintaining and improving human well-being.  Landscape sustainability science (LSS) is a place-based, use-inspired science of understanding and improving the dynamic relationship between ecosystem services and human well-being in changing landscapes under uncertainties arising from internal feedbacks and external disturbances (e.g., climate change and land use change).  LSS also emphasizes significant between-landscape interactions and hierarchical linkages to both finer and broader scales.  LSS builds on and advances our understanding of the patterns and processes of coupled human-environment systems.

    The goal of this LSS forum series is to promote the theoretical development and its place-based applications, with a focus on the drylands of China and elsewhere in the world.  Key topics include sustainability, resilience, vulnerability, ecosystem services, land system design and modeling, and human well-being.  Each LSS Forum invites leading scientists in ecology, geography, environmental economics, and sustainability science, from around the world, to provide in-depth discussions on these key topics.  LSS Forum Series is intended to be an important platform to promote sustainability science in China and beyond.

Sponsored by

  State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology (ESPRE)

  Beijing Normal University (BNU), Beijing, China

Organized by

  Center for Human-Environment System Sustainability (CHESS)

  Beijing Normal University (BNU), Beijing, China

  Committee of Sustainable Resource Utilization and Disaster Reduction (CSRUDR), China

  Society of Natural Resources

Jianguo Wu (Co-Chair; CHESS/ESPRE; Arizona State University/Beijing Normal University)

Peijun Shi (Co-Chair; ESPRE; Beijing Normal University)

Chunyang He (Secretary General; CHESS/ESPRE; Beijing Normal University)

Deyong Yu (Secretary General; CHESS/ESPRE; Beijing Normal University)

Ganlin Huang (CHESS/ESPRE; Beijing Normal University)

Qingxu Huang (CHESS/ESPRE; Beijing Normal University)

Xia Xu (CHESS/ESPRE; Beijing Normal University)

Yuqiang Tian (CHESS/ESPRE; Beijing Normal University)

Hua Zhang (CHESS/ESPRE; Beijing Normal University)

Zhifeng Liu (CHESS/ESPRE; Beijing Normal University)