The SER2013 World Conference on Ecological Restoration: Reflections on the Past, Directions for the Future will bring together more than 1,200 delegates from around the world interested in the science and practice of ecological restoration as it relates to natural resource management, climate change responses, biodiversity conservation, local and indigenous communities, environmental policy and sustainable livelihoods.

SER2013 is the 5th World Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration.

Important Dates

August – December 2012

Call for Proposals – Symposia, Workshops & Training Courses…


January 18 – May 15, 2013

Call for Abstracts…


February 18, 2013

Online Registration Opens…


February – April 2013

Call for SER Award Nominations…


April 1 – May 15, 2013

Call for Student Scholarship Applications…


July 15, 2013

Deadline for Presenter Registration…


Latest News

Late-Breaking Changes to the Scientific Program

Click the link below for a list of late-breaking changes to the scientific program schedule, due in large part to the US government shutdown.…


Global Forest Landscape Restoration Symposium

Click the link below to download the speaker lineup for a two-part symposium sponsored by the Korean Forestry Service…


Update on the U.S. Federal Government Shutdown

While the U.S. Federal Government has partially shut down as of October 1, this will have little impact on the SER2013 conference program.



Download the Book of Abstracts

The Book of Abstracts is now available for download in pdf format. Be sure to save a copy before you travel to Madison.…