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, Science & Police Working Group (Version 2, October, 2004) (1) copyright 2004 The SER Primer is available in seven languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Indonesian, and Chinese. The Society thanks Christelle Fontaine and James Aronson (French); James Jackson Griffith, Elias Silva, Don Duane Williams, and Mauricio Balensiefer (Port... read more

Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects

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Society for Ecological Restoration International Andrew 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. ... 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 div... read more

Ecological Restoration and Rare Species Management in Response to Climate Change

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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

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