The Society for Ecological Restoration is now inviting nominations for its 2017 SER Awards. These awards honor outstanding contributions to advancing the field of ecological restoration and recognize individuals and organizations for their excellence in restoration science, practice, and public engagement. We are seeking nominations for four awards:
- John Rieger Award – Named for the Society’s first President, this award recognizes individuals or organizations that have dedicated their time and skills to the development of SER and to advancing the field of restoration through their engagement with the Society.
- Theodore M. Sperry Award – Named for pioneering American ecologist Ted Sperry, this award recognizes individuals who have developed innovative approaches to restoration or made significant contributions to developing new methods, techniques or tools for restoration practice.
- Communication Award – This award is given to individuals or organizations that have made important contributions to raising public awareness about restoration or improving the quality of restoration practice through innovative communication strategies.
- Full Circle Award – This award is given in recognition of restoration projects that emphasize the full and effective participation of local indigenous communities and that reflect a balance between indigenous and non-indigenous knowledge and practices.
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Nominations can be submitted by both members and non-members of the Society, and can likewise recommend any nominee deserving of the honor, regardless of their membership status in SER. Selections will be made by the SER Awards Committee and approved by the SER Board of Directors. The deadline for submissions is January 6, 2017.
Award recipients will be recognized during the SER2017 World Conference on Ecological Restoration in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil from August 27 to September 1, 2017.
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