Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects

Posted by Andre Clewell, John Rieger, and John Munro

(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 ... read more

Ecological Restoration and Rare Species Management in Response to Climate Change

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SER Environmental Policies

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For more information on policies, guidelines and definitions—or if you are interested in more information about SER’s Science & Policy Working Group, please contact Jim Harris, Chair.  Click here to download as a PDF file.   Policies 1 through 9 were published in Restoration Ecology1(3): 206-207, 1993.   Protection of Ecosystems ... 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

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

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) British... read more

An Introduction to Restoration Genetics

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NEW SER Book: Tidal Marsh Restoration- A Synthesis of Science and Practice

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Tidal Marsh Restoration by Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick is the latest title in the SER-Island Press book series The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration. The book provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary for coastal zone stewards to initiate salt marsh tidal restoration programs. Compiling a synthesizes and interpretation of the current state of kno... read more

SER, SCB, and ASM, Offer their Expertise to Move Mexican Wolf Recovery Forward

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SER, along with the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM), sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on June 20th offering their expertise to the recovery of the highly endangered Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi). Current recovery efforts are still being guided by a plan from 1982, and the three scientific societies are urging the... read more