Contemporary approaches to land systems science. Speakers in this session presented – based on their broad experience – recent developments within
land systems science and identified visions and future challenges for the land systems research community.
Interdisciplinarity in land system science: different cultures, agendas, success criteria, mutual interactions and meanings. The presentations in this session placed emphasis on challenges related to interdisciplinary land systems research. The presenters discussed – using examples from their individual
disciplinary background – what they require in terms of level of documentation and standards to confirm research hypothesis.