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Event Title: 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration SER2011
21-Aug-2011 to 25-Aug-2011 Past Event
Venue: Merida, Mexico
Secretariat: Society for Ecological Restoration
Email: info@ser2011.org
Website: http://www.ser2011.org/en/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/SER2011-First-Announcement.pdf
Theme: "Re-establishing the link between nature and culture"

 SER2011 is a multi-disciplinary international conference designed to bring together those individuals and organizations involved in the science and practice of ecological restoration as it relates to natural resource management, climate change, biodiversity loss, and sustainable livelihoods. Delegates include practitioners, researchers, planners/managers, students and volunteers with backgrounds in earth sciences, landscape architecture, ecological engineering, natural resource management, public policy, economics, indigenous cultures and community-based activities. SER2011 will foster a dynamic exchange of knowledge and experiences among this diverse group with the ultimate aim of identifying practical solutions for restoring nature and enhancing critical ecosystem goods and services.

SER2011 will examine ecological restoration at the nexus between nature and culture. Key topics will include:

• Sustainable livelihoods and restoring natural capital 
• Safeguarding biodiversity
• Landscape connectivity and biological corridors
• Mitigating and adapting to global changes
• Cultural landscapes and agro-ecological methods
• Local and traditional ecological knowledge and community-based approaches
• Environmental and natural resource policy implications


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