The Landscape Research group builds on a long tradition initiated by the holistic and interdisciplinary approach of the regional geography.


Landscape science combines many different research disciplines, such as physical geography, social geography, landscape history, archaeology, landscape ecology, spatial planning, landscape planning and -management, landscape architecture, environmental sciences and environmental psychology.

The study of landscapes is based on the holistic and essentially interdisciplinary approach applied in regional geography, in which aerial photograph interpretation, land characterisation and -survey and GIS are common techniques. The approach is fundamentally integrated (interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary) and integrates a wide variety of topics, characterised by a regional and spatial differentiation.

The need for fundamental landscape research is growing because of the fast changes in our environment. Many applied sciences such as regional and environmental planning (impact assessment), land evaluation and management, etc. require this fundamental knowledge, and the demand is still growing.

Keywords: landscape management and –planning — historical dimension of landscape — landscape perception — landscape experience — landscape ecology


The landscape is the expression of a long-lasting interaction between people and their environment. Since the Second World War, that landscape has changed faster than people can adapt. Landscape transformations make us aware …

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Prof. dr. Veerle Van Eetvelde
Tenured Academic Staff
Prof. dr. Marc Antrop
Tenured Academic Staff
Prof. dr. Rik De Vreese
Visiting Professor
Prof. dr. Jan Oliver Engler
Visiting Professor
Prof. dr. Isabel Loupa-Ramos
Visiting Professor
Prof. dr. Gerben Verbrugghe
Visiting Professor
Tiago Azeredo Dionisio
Scientific Staff, PhD Student
Seppe De Wit
Assisting Academic Staff
Jorre Herpels
Scientific Staff
Xueying Tu
PhD Student
Annelies Van Caenegem
Assisting Academic Staff
Jef Van den Driessche
Scientific Staff, PhD Student

Voluntary Staff

  • No voluntary staff