A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration: New Hope for Arid Lands

Posted by David Bainbridge

By David A Bainbridge A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration, published in 2007, is the first book to offer practical, field-tested solutions to the critical problem of dryland degradation and desertification. Author David Bainbridge has spent more than 25 years actively involved in restoring lands across the American Southwest.  This book presents the results of his years of fieldwor... read more

River Futures: An Integrative Scientific Approach to River Repair

Posted by Gary J. Brierley and Kirstie A. Fryirs

Edited by Gary J. Brierley and Kirstie A Fryirs River Futures, published in 2008, discusses the emergence of this new era of river repair and documents a comprehensive biophysical framework for river science and management. The book considers what can be done to maximize prospects for improving river health while maintaining or enhancing the provision of ecosystem services over the next fifty ... read more

Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge: Ecology, Adaptive Management, & Restoration

Posted by James Aronson, Joao Pereira, Juli Pausas

Edited by James Aronson, João S. Pereira, and Juli G. Pausas Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge, published in 2009, provides a synthesis of the most up-to-date, scientific and practical information on the management of cork oak woodlands across a range of biophysical, historical, and cultural contexts. It also includes sixteen pages of full-color photos that illustrate the tree, agro-silvop... read more

Restoring the Pacific Northwest: The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia

Posted by Dean Apostol and Marcia Sinclair

Edited by Dean Apostol and Marcia Sinclair Restoring the Pacific Northwest, published in 2006, gathers and presents the best examples of state-of-the-art restoration techniques and projects. The Pacific Northwest is a global ecological “hotspot” because of its relatively healthy native ecosystems, a high degree of biodiversity, and the number of restoration initiatives that have b... 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

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

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

Posted by SER

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 FWS ... read more

Nature and Its Role in the Transition to a Green Economy: A Contribution to Rio +20

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This contribution to the Rio+20 agenda from The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity (TEEB), and reviewed and contributed to by Sasha Alexander and James Aronson from SER, highlights the role of nature in the transition towards a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. read more

SER Assists Ramsar on Understanding the Benefits of Wetland Restoration

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The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands asked SER’s Program Director, Sasha Alexander, to partner with the Society of Wetland Scientists on a paper (or “Briefing Note” in Convention Parlance) describing the potential benefits of wetland restoration. This Briefing Note, entitled The Benefits of Wetland Restoration, is now available on Ramsar’s website. It provides brief wetland... read more

SER Assists Ramsar on Understanding the Benefits of Wetland Restoration

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The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands asked SER’s Program Director, Sasha Alexander, to partner with the Society of Wetland Scientists on a paper (or “Briefing Note” in Convention Parlance) describing the potential benefits of wetland restoration. This Briefing Note, entitled The Benefits of Wetland Restoration, is now available on Ramsar’s website. It provides bri... read more