The future of sustainable land use across ecosystems, landscapes and biomes

Global land-use change and unsustainable land management practices are dominant drivers of contemporary biodiversity and ecosystem function loss. Sustainable agricultural, forestry, and urban land use must be multifunctional and should incorporate the latest advances in basic and applied ecology. The impacts of climate change, biological invasions and environmental pollution are further driving this need. The GfÖ24 conference of the German Ecological Society in Freising, Bavaria, will address such topics. Our goal is to present, discuss and advance ecological knowledge that contributes to innovative land use and management strategies.