Ecological Restoration: The process of assisting the recovery of an
ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed.


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Join SER's Levi Wickwire for a tour of the RRC, including an overview of its history as well as a tutorial of how to search and submit resources to the database.


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executive director delivers keynote

Bethanie Walder delivered a keynote address at the ESP MENA 2018 conference in Dead Sea Jordan: Ecological Restoration: An Oasis of Opportunity. Read more about her trip and restoration efforts in the Middle East/North African region.


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Featured issue

For International Day of Biodiversity, Restoration Ecology was featured along with other journals in a special open-access issue. Read, download, and share over 100 articles celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity!

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Registration now open

Early registration is now open for SER Europe and SERNW (our North American conference). Themes of this year's conferences cover restoration in the era of climate change and restoring resilient communities. All active SER members receive discounted registration rates.


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Our Mission

SER advances the science, practice and policy of ecological restoration to sustain biodiversity, improve resilience in a changing climate, and re-establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.

Our Vision

Ecological restoration becomes a fundamental component of conservation and sustainable development programs throughout the world by virtue of its inherent capacity to provide people with the opportunity to not only repair ecological damage, but also improve the human condition.

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