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


We are a landscape-focussed network funded as part of the transnational pilot call of the European Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage. Landscape and cultural heritage are tightly and closely linked ideas. They …

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Prof. dr. Veerle Van Eetvelde
Tenured Academic Staff
Prof. dr. Marc Antrop
Tenured Academic Staff
Dr. Lien Dupont
Assisting Academic Staff
Leen De Paepe
Assisting Academic Staff, PhD Student
Therese Ongena
Administrative And Technical Staff
Xueying Tu
PhD Student
Annelies Van Caenegem
Scientific Staff
Hanne Van den Berghe
Scientific Staff
Xinyi Zhou
PhD Student

Voluntary Staff