‘Restoring resilience across all environments’ is the theme for the joint conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia and the New Zealand Ecological Society being held in Hamilton from November 19-23.
The conference headline signifies an aspirational goal to restore resilience to all environments –land and sea, urban and rural – by upscaling efforts from local to regional and national scales.
The conference will be structured around 13 themes, which are designed to illustrate a broad framework and organisers welcome registration of papers, posters or symposium contributions on these topics.
They are: ecosystem function; marine, reef and estuarine ecosystems; freshwater and floodplains; forests and grasslands; restoration genetics; mining restoration; species focus; invasive and pest species management; indigenous restoration and co-management; working outside the box; society and politics; frameworks, standards and planning; methods and technologies.
This conference will bring together more than 500 delegates, who represent all levels of government, universities, students, researchers, contractors, suppliers, volunteers and consultants.
ERA 2016 conference convener Bruce Clarkson says a unique feature is a day of presentations targeted at restoration practitioners and community volunteers.
“We are focused on linking practice with research and will therefore be offering a discounted one-day registration and an accessible Sunday start on November 20,” says Bruce.
Conference information is available at: newzealandecology.org