With Funding Tight, Cities are Turning to Green Infrastructure

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From Seattle to Sweden, an ever-growing number of city and regional governments are using roof gardens, specially designed wetlands, and other forms of "green infrastructure" to rein in pollution from countless diffuse sources - and to save money. “We’re at a tipping point,” says Katherine Baer of American Rivers, which is working with communities to implement green infrastruc... read more

New Jersey: Rutgers Ecology Team Works to Reintroduce American Chestnut Tree At Duke Farms.

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The American chestnut tree once thrived in the eastern half of the United States, but in the early 1900s, a fungus brought over to the United States on trees imported from Asia began infecting the American chestnut. As scientists work to develop a hybrid that is resistant to the fungus, Rutgers ecologists are playing a role in the multistate effort to reintroduce the American chestnut in the fo... read more

Dubai: New pseudo reef sunk at Jebel Ali

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Threatened marine life in UAE waters will benefit from a new artificial reef installed yesterday near a seawall off the port of Jebel Ali, said project overseers Atlantis. Large circular sections constructed from recycled plastic were lifted with great care from a crane barge into Gulf waters and will provide the foundation for relocated coral propagation to grow and multiply. Atlantis has sinc... read more

SER International Primer on Ecological Restoration

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Society for Ecological Restoration International  Science & Policy Working Group  (Version 2, October, 2004) (1) copyright 2004 The SER Primer is available in six languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Chinese. The Society thanks Christelle Fontaine and James Aronson (French); James Jackson Griffith, Elias Silva, Don Duane ... read more

SER Board Member Highlight: Linking Agriculture, Ecology & Management

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Steve Whisenant, Chair of the SER Board of Directors, recently began and new chapter of his life in South Sudan. Check out SER's Board Member Highlight on this exciting new chapter in his life. Board Member Highlights are a unique opportunity for the Society to highlight the continuing commitment of the members of SER's board of directors to their environmental pursuits and the field of ecologi... read more

Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects

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(2nd Edition, December 2005)  copyright 2005  The SER Guidelines are available in English, Portuguese, and Italian.  Contents 1.  Preface to the Second Edition 2.  Introduction 3.  Conceptual Planning 4.  Preliminary Tasks 5.  Implementation Planning 6.  Implementation Tasks 7.  Post ... read more

Ecological Restoration – a Means of Conserving Biodiversity and Sustaining Livelihoods

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A call to action by the ecological restoration joint working group of SER International and the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management  George D. Gann & David Lamb, editors PDF Version in English Versión PDF en Español Introduction Many of the world’s ecosystems have undergone significant degradation with negative impacts on biological diversity and ... read more

Ecological Restoration and Rare Species Management in Response to Climate Change

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SER International Collaboration

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SER-IUCN:  Partnership for Ecological Restoration Worldwide In March 2003, a team from SER International traveled to Taman Negara, Malaysia, to meet with members of the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM).  The purpose of this meeting was to determine how our two organizations can work together to benefit restoration efforts ... read more

SER Guidelines for Ecological Restoration

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Society for Ecological Restoration International: Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects    Society for Ecological Restoration International Andre Clewell¹, John Rieger², and John Munro³ (2nd Edition, December 2005) copyright 2005   The SER Guidelines are available in English, Portuguese, and Italian.   Co... read more