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SERA is dedicated to providing education, specialised training, and networking opportunities for ecological and environmental professionals working together to meet the challenges of ecosystem restoration. SERA2018 provides an interactive forum for physical, biological, and social scientists, practitioners, engineers, resource managers, planners, and policy makers to share their knowledge, experiences and research concerning terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystem restoration on both national and international levels. SERA conferences are held once every two years. The theme for 2018 is Striving for Restoration Excellence and will provide the foundation, tools and latest research to make the most of your restoration project. The conference program includes a combination of keynote, symposium, oral and poster presentations, spanning an array of themes from principles and practice, biomes, impact and specialist disciplines. The conference strongly encourages the participation of Indigenous ecologists, offering an Indigenous values in restoration session to create a better link with Indigenous people working in ecology and land management.



Conference Organising Committee

Kingsley Dixon - ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration, Curtin University; Chair of SERA

Peter Erskine - Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, The University of Queensland; SERA General Board Member

Jen Ford - Principal Restoration Ecologist, Ecosure; SERA General Board Member

Valerie Hagger - Centre for Excellence in Environmental Decisions, The University of Queensland; SERA Ex-officio Board Member (Early Career and Student representative)

Tein McDonald - Principal, Tein McDonald & Associates; Editor, Ecological Management & Restoration; SERA General Board Member (Affiliate and ENGO communication)

Renee Young - ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration, Curtin University

Vanessa MacDonald - ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration, Curtin University

Simone Pedrini - ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration, Curtin University

Haylee D’Agui - ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration, Curtin University

Katie Tomkins - Conference Secretariat, Loud Events

Kate Savage - Conference Assistant, Loud Events