Landscape ecology is the study of the interrelation of organisms with each other and the physical environment across the land surface in both natural and human influenced settings, i.e. both natural and cultural landscapes.
Within ELD we focus on research that incorporates the spatial component of terrestrial biota (including humans) in relation to geographic characteristics (e.g. biogeography) and environmental forcing (e.g. climate change). The people involved with landscape ecological research in ELD are: