With the ESPP travel grant, I attended the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology’s (US-IALE) 2016 Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC. I presented a result of interdisciplinary research in Qinghai province (China), “Telecoupled interaction among tourism, ecosystem services, and human well-being.” This interdisciplinary research can be a kind of capstone experience in the ESPP because co-authors are from policy, geography, and natural resource science and determined how tourism and relevant policies interacted with ecosystem services and local economy. In addition, I had a chance to start a new project with collaborative researchers who met in this conference workshop. For 1-2 years, we will investigate how to strengthen our understanding of the relationships between ecosystem services and disturbance within the teleoupling framework. Because researchers have increasingly used “urban”, “ecosystem services”, “global climate change”, and “sustainability” in the conference, theses topics have become attractive issues in the next era for landscape ecology.