SER 2017 World Conference on Ecological Restoration
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is now inviting abstracts for oral and poster presentations at its 7th World Conference in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil from 27 August to 1 September 2017. Presentations can address any aspect of restoration science, practice or policy, including the social and cultural dimensions of restoration. The deadline for submissions is 20th March 2017.
SER is hosting the event in partnership with the Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration (SOBRE) and the Ibero-American & Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE). The conference is expected to draw more than 1,000 delegates from around the world embodying the great professional and cultural diversity of the three hosting organizations and representing all stakeholders in the restoration enterprise—from researchers, practitioners and policymakers to artists, educators, students, and community leaders. Delegates will come from all sectors—government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, and the private sector—with a wide range of professional expertise in the natural and social sciences, landscape architecture, environmental engineering, urban and regional planning, and public policy, among others.
In addition to a four-day program of sessions, the conference will offer attendees the opportunity to participate in pre-conference training courses, mid-week field trips, evening social events, and multi-day excursions both before and after the conference to see some of the region’s many fascinating natural and cultural wonders. Of particular interest to NASSTEC members is a three-part symposium entitled “Seed-based Restoration: Innovations, Opportunities and Challenges”, which is being organized by representatives from INSR (the International Network for Seed-based Restoration). Researchers and commercial professionals will present a range of topics from genetics to certification to seed production.
For more information about the conference, please visit: http://ser2017.org/