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February 15, 2019


 


 
Reforestation, Nurseries & Genetic Resources
The RNGR is a database of technical articles and other resources intended to support native plant nurseries that produce seedlings for restoration, reforestation, and conservation programs.
 
Explore hundreds of other resources on the Restoration Resource Center & share your own with the global community.
       
   
Photo: Nick Fedele/Flickr
 
If you want to know about the health of ecosystems, a good place to start is with ants
By sampling these six-legged, colony-dwelling insects, scientists can track the progress of environmental restoration. (via Ensia)
       
   
Photo: Kieran Dodds
 
Ethiopia's 'church forests' are incredible oases of green
Priests, scientists, and local communities are partnering to save the less than five percent of forests that remain in northern Ethiopia. 
(via National Geographic)
       
   
Photo: Xiaoqiong
 
Lessons from China on large-scale landscape restoration
In the 1980s, the hilly Qianyanzhou region in Jiangxi Province, southern China, faced severe soil erosion due to deforestation and unsustainable farming practices. But a remarkable change has taken place in the last 30 years thanks to a government-backed land-use plan. (via UN Environment)
       
   
Photo: Aye Saphay Phyu/The Myanmar Times

 

Denmark funds mangrove reforestation in Rakhine
A Five-year plan to replant mangrove forests is being undertaken on the Rakhine State coast with the help of the Danish government. (via Myanmar Times)
       
   
Photo: Pexels
 
Climate change: Planet-warming power of cattle urine can be avoided by restoring farmland, study finds
Scientists have found restoring cattle pastures brings an unlikely environmental benefit by cutting the greenhouse gas emissions from cattle urine. (via The Independent)
       

View these early-access articles and more! (SER members Full Access)
  • Rapid development of a restored oyster reef facilitates habitat provision for estuarine fauna (Santiago et al.)
  • Nursing biocrusts: isolation, cultivation, and fitness test of indigenous cyanobacteria(Giraldo-Silva)
  • Optimizing industrial‐scale coral reef restoration: comparing harvesting wild coral spawn slicks and transplanting gravid adult colonies (Doropoulos et al.)
       
      SER Awards Bradshaw Medal
SER presented the Bradhaw medal to two outstanding papers published in Restoration Ecology. Read about Dr. Grman and Dr. Bradshaw's work here. 
      Open Access Webinar 
Enjoy an exclusive webinar from our webinar library, open-access for a limited time only: GIS-based Vulnerability Assessment of Upland Forests in the Cedar River WatershedSER members can view the entire library any time. 
      Apply for Certification
Take your career to the next level and apply to become a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner! The application window opens February 18. Find out more and get a head start. 
      SER2019 Call for Abstracts!
The SER2019 Organizing Committee is inviting proposals for posters and oral sessions for the 8th World Conference. Find out more - deadline 12 April. 
      SERNews Open Access Issue
Enjoy this issue of our quarterly member newsletter, and learn about restoration projects happening across Africa. Read now for Society updates, featured resources, and more. 

 

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