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Designing for Success: Ecological Restoration in Times of Change

A conference of SER-NE and The Conway SchoolApril 25 & 26, 2014 at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

Conference co-sponsors the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) New England Chapter and the Conway School are now accepting abstracts for papers and posters to be considered for inclusion in this April  2014 conference program.

The selected contributed papers will be delivered during concurrent sessions on Friday April 25, 2014. Each oral presenter will be given 20 minutes (15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions). The selected posters will be displayed and presented during a special “Poster Pub.”

At this conference we will discuss  many aspects of ecological restoration in times of change, with the general theme of designing for success, including a broad range of ecological restoration projects from small isolated sites to broad regional landscapes.  Contributed papers and posters are asked to pertain to, but are not limited to, the following subject areas:

  • Urban ecological restoration
  • Restoration of wetland systems
  • Forest restoration
  • Grassland restoration
  • Alpine restoration
  • River and stream restoration
  • Restoration targets
  • Restoration techniques
  • Evaluating the success of restoration projects
  • Restoration and climate change
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and First Nations perspective on ecological restoration
  • Case studies in ecological restoration

Approximately 125 restoration practitioners, students, scientists, landscape architects, administrators, environmental engineers, ecological designers, land stewards, and others are expected to attend the conference. Please submit abstracts for papers and posters by January 31, 2014 at this website:

Indicate whether you are proposing a talk or a poster. Online, you’ll be asked to provide the following and additional information:

  • Paper/Poster Title
  • Abstract (no longer than 300 words)
  • Name, affiliation and contact information (phone number and email)
  • Bio (no longer than 150 words)

Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decisions by approximately February 21, 2014. If your abstract is accepted and you decide to participate, you will need to register and pay the registration fee shortly after acceptance, with speaker/poster registration deadline to be available soon at:

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