Call for Participation

Call for Abstracts Closed 15 May 2024

We invite submissions that include scientific research or restoration case studies, or which encompass social, cultural, and economic aspects of ecological restoration and management. Presentations can cover topics that interest both a regional and a broader continental audience of practitioners and scientists involved in ecological restoration and ecosystem management. We especially encourage submissions relating to the conference theme, Cross-Biome Connections: Ecological Restoration on a Diverse Continent. The conference is planned to include the following thematic topics:

  • Theories, approaches, and practices in a transdisciplinary environment
  • Restoration across biomes, ecosystems, and communities
  • Landscape-scale restoration and connectivity
  • Trait-based restoration and functional ecology
  • Ecological resilience and restoration under global climate change
  • Restoration for migratory species
  • Tribal or Indigenous perspectives and practices in restoration
  • Community engagement and education
  • Monitoring and assessment of restoration success
  • Restoration specific to a given biome or ecosystem, such as wetlands and other aquatic
  • Environments, forests, grasslands, sage-steppe, alpine, arctic and boreal

Presentations that address our conference themes are especially welcome, although other restoration topics relevant to North America are also encouraged. We encourage presentations that include scientific research or restoration case studies, or which encompass social, cultural, and economic aspects of ecological restoration and management.


Abstract Format:

All abstracts should include:

  1. Title
  2. Principal presenter (name, affiliation, contact information including e-mail)
  3. Co-authors (name, affiliation, e-mail)
  4. Brief abstract (<250 words). Include background information, objectives, importance and interest to the ecological restoration community
  5. Preference for oral or poster presentation format. Oral presenters should plan on speaking for 10-15 minutes and reserving 5 minutes to answer audience questions.

Submission

To be considered, abstracts must be submitted via the web form before May 15 2024.

Next Steps

Next Steps: Submitters will be notified of abstract acceptance by June 7th , 2024. Oral
presentations will be assigned to a topical or organized subject session or reassigned
to a poster format depending on scheduling and/or space limitations.
For more information, you can visit the conference website. If you have any further
questions, feel free to reach out to the conference organizers at naconference@ser.org.

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Call for Abstracts Reviewers!

Looking for a way to make a meaningful contribution towards the SER North American Conference?
The Program Committee is seeking individuals to join our team of abstract reviewers. The expected commitment will be review of ~20 abstracts between May 6th and May 31st . A training meeting will be held via Zoom on May 6th , 2024. For anyone not able to attend the meeting a recording of the meeting and written instructions will be provided.

If you have any further questions or would like to join our team, please e-mail katherine.stewart@usask.ca.

SER North American Conference