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IGF-Forschungsberichte, Volume 7: Mountains, uplands, lowlands. European landscapes from an altitudinal perspective. PECSRL 2016. 27th session of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape. 5–11 September 2016 in Innsbruck and Seefeld, Austria.

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press; launch: 2016;
ISBN: 978-3-7001-8025-8, 2016 (in English)

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Volume 7 of the series IGF-Forschungsberichte summarizes the 27th session of the PECSRL biennial international conference Mountains, uplands, lowlands. European landscapes from an altitudinal perspective. The conference was held in 2016, at two locations: Innsbruck and Seefeld (Austria), hosted by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The conference brought together geographers, landscape architects, historians, ethnographers, archaeologists, ecologists, rural planners, landscape managers and other scholars interested in European landscapes. It offered ample facilities to meet colleagues from all parts of Europe, to get informed about various aspects of European landscape research and to initiate new projects. In addition to paper sessions, poster presentations, workshops and plenary sessions, there was one full day of field trips to provide the PECSRL participants with a detailed knowledge of some rural landscapes in the region of Tyrol.

The volume contains all abstracts of the scientific contributions of the participants (keynotes, panel sessions and posters), as well as information about the conference itself. It also includes the detailed programme and information about the field trips and the post-conference excursions, providing a comprehensive overview of the PECSRL 2016 Conference.