Opportunities for Integrating Ecological Restoration & Biological Conservation within the Ecosystem Approach

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Ecological Restoration as a Tool for Reversing Ecosystem Fragmentation

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Ecological Restoration – A Global Strategy for Mitigating Climate Change

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SER Position Statement The overwhelming scientific consensus is that global climate change is a real and immediate threat that requires action.  Defined as an intentional activity that initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem with respect to its functions, integrity, and sustainability, ecological restoration is one of many tools that can help mitigate climate change.  &... read more

Restoring Natural Capital: Science, Business, and Practice

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Edited by James Aronson, Suzanne J Milton, and James N Blignaut Restoring Natural Capital, published in 2007, brings together economists, ecologists, theoreticians, practitioners, policy makers, and scientists from the developed and developing worlds to consider the costs and benefits of repairing ecosystem goods and services in natural and socio-ecological systems. It examines the busine... read more

Foundations of Restoration Ecology

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Edited by Donald A. Falk, Margaret A. Palmer, and Joy B. Zedler Foundations of Restoration Ecology, published in 2006, is an important milestone in the field, bringing together leading ecologists to bridge the gap between theory and practice by translating elements of ecological theory and current research themes into a scientific framework for the field of restoration ecology. Each chapter ad... read more

The Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land Workbook

Posted by STEVEN I. APFELBAUM AND ALAN HANEY

By Steven Apfelbaum and Alan Haney The Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land Workbook, published in 2011, is the companion workbook to Steven Apfelbaum’s Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land. This workbook describes more fully the planning tools and techniques outlined in the book and offers a wealth of specific resources, including worksheets and spreadsheets to help you de... read more

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

Adoption of SER Primer's Definition of ER

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The following NGOs, academic institutions, and government agencies have adopted the SER Primer's definition of ecological restoration: Ecological restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. Auckland Regional Council Bank of Natural Capital (Part of the TEEB Study) ... read more

An Introduction to Restoration Genetics

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Introduction to Restoration Ecology

Posted by Evelyn A. Howell, John A. Harrington, and Stephen B. Glass

By Evelyn A. Howell, John A. Harrington, and Stephen B. Glass Introduction to Restoration Ecology, published in 2011, provides a framework that can be used to guide restoration decisions anywhere on the globe, both now and in the future. The text is organized around a restoration process that has been tested and revised by the authors in their restoration ecology courses taught at the Un... read more