SER Co-Hosts the Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration

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SER joined forces with the leadership of the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER) to host the Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration (CEER) from July 28–August 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference brought more than 650 attendees from 11 countries to the Crescent City and featured 380 oral presentations and 100 posters over four and a half days o... read more

Arizona: Tumamoc Hill, birthplace of restoration ecology

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Early in the morning, walkers huff up a steep road on Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, passing tall saguaro cacti. In season, beside white saguaro flowers, white-winged doves hoot like owls. Among rocks, javelinas root for food, bobcats hunt. Tumamoc has long been a gathering place. The first human culture there was the Cienega, dating to about 2,500 years ago, and others followed, leaving rock art, pot... read more

Update on the SER Practitioner Certification Program

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The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) has released a one-page update on its development of a professional certification program for practitioners of ecological restoration.  Read the update here. read more

SER Congratulates Parks Canada for Restoring Ecological Integrity in its National Parks

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  The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) would like to congratulate Parks Canada for its world-leading work in establishing and managing protected areas, and particularly for its successes in restoring the ecological integrity of Canada’s national parks. The recent Parks Canada publication, Action on the Ground III is an inspiring testament to what can be achieved thr... read more

SER Student Association Program Re-Launched!

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SER’s Student Association Program provides an opportunity for students interested in ecological restoration and related fields to become involved in SER’s global network, participate in SER conferences and events, and take advantage of SER resources. Organized and run entirely by the students themselves, student associations – previously known as student guilds &... read more

SER Launches the SER Member Directory

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SER Announces the Launch of the Member Directory SER is pleased to announce the launch of SER's brand new Member Directory! The Member Directory is a member-only benefit which gives members access to a dynamic online community focused on ecological restoration.  About The Member Directory    The Member Directory gives members access to a number of exciting functio... read more

SER Publishes Information Notes for Convention on Biological Diversity COP11

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The Society for Ecological Restoration, in collaboration with our global partners, has published three Information Notes for the upcoming meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in India. The 11th meeting of the Conference of the to the Convention on Biological Diversity will be held in Hyderabad, India October 8-19 2012. We expect that these documents will provide the fo... read more

SER Announces Release of "Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices"

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The Society for Ecological Restoration announced the release of “Ecological Restoration for Protected Areas: Principles, Guidelines and Best Practices” at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, on September 7, 2012.  This is the latest volume in the IUCN’s Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines series, recognized as a source of leading-edge guid... read more

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

Ramsar Briefing Note: The Benefits of Wetland Restoration

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This Briefing Note, entitled The Benefits of Wetland Restoration, is now available on Ramsar’s website. It provides brief wetland restoration case studies and explains linkages with other Ramsar and international environmental agreement policies. For more information, Click here read more