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

Proposals deadline extension

Proposals for symposia, workshops, and training courses for the 8th World Conference on Ecological are now due January 13, 2019. Find out more including other important deadlines on the SER2019 website.


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You know more than anyone SER's unique value: collaboration between researchers and practitioners to find ecologically-focused solutions. A gift to SER helps us develop resources, shape global environmental policy, and offer opportunities to the next generation.



Share your stories

We are hosting a "Lessons Learned" webinar this December, featuring stories of challenges, failures, and insights from restoration projects. We are looking for stories from the field to share with the entire restoration community. Submit yours - Deadline December 11.

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SER Board Chair Jim Hallett (far left) attended and presented at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's Conference of the Parties in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. 

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special issue

Time is running out to enjoy this open access 25th Anniversary issue of Restoration Ecology. Read and share our top 25 cited article through the end of 2018!

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membership announcement

Complimentary journal access, increased opportunities for emerging professionals, capacity building funds for local and regional level activities – just a few of the new offerings in SER’s revamped membership program. It’s never been a better time to belong to SER!

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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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