SER Launches INSR and Welcomes Its Inaugural Board of Directors

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The Society for Ecological Restoration is pleased to announce the creation of the International Network for Seed-based Restoration (INSR), its newest thematic section. INSR links practitioners, scientists, communities, governments and industries who use seed-based techniques for ecological restoration and rehabilitation. With an interactive web page and development of discussion forums bet... read more

SER Australasia Develops National Standards

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A big project for 2016 is the publication of national Standards for the practice of ecological restoration in Australia. Based on the foundational concepts in the SER Primer, SERA worked with 12 restoration non-profit groups to develop and disseminate a set of national Standards for the practice of ecological restoration in Australia. Read about the standards in the December issue of SERNews. read more

SER Primer Translated to Arabic

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SER's Primer on Ecological Restoration has been translated to Arabic, making it now available in nine languages. View the PDF here: The Society would like to thank Eng Hatem Taifour and Miss Razan Khader of the Royal Botanic Garden, Jordan for translating and Dr. Said Damhoureyeh of The University o... read more

SER-Ontario Scholarship Application Period Open

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The SER-Ontario 2016 scholarship application is open. Applications are due January 18, 2016. This scholarship is valued at $2,000 and is non-renewable. REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS The SER Ontario Scholarships are available to either Canadian citizens or landed immigrants attending a college or university in Ontario. Students may apply during any year of their academic program, but m... read more

SER Names Bethanie Walder New Executive Director

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Washington, DC (September 14 2015)-The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) today announced Bethanie Walder will become the organization’s new Executive Director. Ms. Walder brings more than 20 years’ experience in conservation, restoration and organizational development. Prior to joining SER, Walder served as the Executive Director of Wildlands CPR, where she oversaw sever... read more

SER2015 World Conference - Full Program Now Available

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The full Conference Programme for SER2015 is now available online. Visit to download. --- Conference Highlights SER2015 provides the premier opportunity to develop collaborations and share research findings, best practices, and new ideas with researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and industry professionals working in the field of ecological r... read more

SER2015 Registration Now Open

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Registration is now open for SER2015 World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Please visit for more information. Presenters: Due to an unexpected delay in bringing the registration system online, the presenter registration deadline has been extended to June 30th. Be sure to explore for more information on the conference, including ... read more

NEW SER Series Title - Project Planning & Management for Ecological Restoration

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By John Rieger, John Stanley, and Ray Traynor Concern over climate change and the ongoing challenges of managing degraded ecosystems have made the field of ecological restoration a growing focus in the agendas of national and international conservation organizations, including the United Nations. The problems facing us are both complex and urgent, and effective solutions are needed. Pro... read more

Ecological Restoration, Second Edition: Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession

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By Andre F. Clewell and James Aronson Ecological Restoration, Second Edition, published in 2013, offers a comprehensive and coherent account of the field for everyone who initiates, finances, designs, administers, issues government permits for, manages, and implements ecological restoration projects, and all those who serve in supportive roles. Ecological restoration is a rapidly growing ... read more

SER Seeks Executive Director - Applications Due by Nov. 14

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The Society is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. The successful candidate will lead the Society in promoting the science and practice of ecological restoration. Primary responsibilities for this position are fundraising, representing the Society to global partners and the public, managing day-to-day operations and supervising a small office staff, and overseeing the S... read more