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

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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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This presentation will be an overview on the measures, ecological effects and challenges of restoration and ecological management of Finnish forest reserves, presented by Kaisa Junninen.


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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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help us raise 30k for our 30th birthday

For the past 30 years, SER has harnessed the knowledge and dedication of practitioners and scientists to restore our planet. Support the movement to re-establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture!

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bethanie walder delivers keynote

Executive Director Bethanie Walder delivered a keynote address at the ESP MENA 2018 conference in Dead Sea, Jordan. Read more about her trip and restoration efforts in the Middle East/North African region.

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Read the latest issue of Restore, our monthly roundup of restoration news from around the world. Sign up to get Restore delivered straight to your inbox!


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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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