Past SER Conferences

The first SER conference was held in Oakland, California in 1989, and this began a series of annual meetings that continued until 2005. That year, the Society switched to a biennial conference cycle with a broader international focus, celebrating its inaugural World Conference on Ecological Restoration in Zaragoza, Spain. SER has since held World Conferences in San Jose, California (2007); Perth, Australia (2009); Merida, Mexico (2011); Madison, Wisconsin (2013); and Manchester, England (2015).

Click on a conference title below to download a copy of the abstract book or conference program. Electronic documents are not available from 1989-1998.

2015

Towards Resilient Ecosystems: Restoring the Urban, the Rural and the Wild

August 23-27, 2015
Manchester, England
Click here to download the combined book of oral, symposium and poster abstracts (with author index at the end).


2013

Reflections on the Past, Directions for the Future

October 6-11, 2013
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Click here to download the book of abstracts.

2011

Re-establishing the Link between Nature and Culture

August 21-25, 2011
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

 

2009

Making Change in a Changing World

August 23-27, 2009
Perth, Australia

 

2007

Ecology-Based Restoration in a Changing World

(Joint Meeting with the Ecological Society of America)
August 5-10, 2007
San Jose, California, USA

 

2005

A Global Challenge

September 12-18, 2005
Zaragoza, Spain

 

2004

Restoration on the Edge

August 24-26, 2004
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

 

2003

Assembling the Pieces - Restoration, Design and Landscape Ecology

November 19-22, 2003
Austin, Texas, USA

 

2002

A Convocation - Understanding and Restoring Ecosystems

(Joint Meeting with the Ecological Society of America)
August 4-9, 2002
Tucson, Arizona, USA

 

2001

Restoration Across Borders

October 4-6, 2001
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

 

2000

Reflections on the Past - Directions for the Future

September 4-7, 2000
Liverpool, England

 

1999

Reweaving the World - Restoration, Community, Culture

September 23-25, 1999
San Francisco, California, USA

 

1998

Making Connections

September 28-30, 1998
Austin, Texas, USA

 

1997

Ecological Restoration & Regional Conservation Strategies

November 12-15, 1997
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

 

1996

Paved to Protected - Restoration in the Urban/Rural Context

June 17-22, 1996
New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

1995

Taking a Broader View

September 14-16, 1995
Seattle, Washington, USA

 

1994

Saving All the Pieces

August 9-15, 1994
Lansing, Michigan, USA

 

1993

Integrated Restoration

June 16-20, 1993
Irvine, California, USA

 

1992

August 10-14, 1992s
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

 

1991

May 18-23, 1991
Orlando, Florida, USA

 

1990

April 29 - May 3, 1990
Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

1989

The New Management Challenge

January 16-20, 1989
Oakland, California, USA