Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) meetings aim to provide an essential international forum for scientists and practitioners who look to restoration as a means to conserve the planet's dwindling biodiversity and failing ecosystems. These meetings provide a critical platform to assist us in defining the principles of restoration, understanding goals and milestones, debating what ecosystem functions to measure and closing the gap between the science of restoration ecology and the practice of ecological restoration.


The 2016 meeting of SERA will be held in Hamilton, New Zealand at an exciting joint conference with the New Zealand Ecological Society.

Running from Saturday 19 to Wednesday 23 November 2016, this conference is expected to host over 600 delegates and will include field trips that showcase Waikato and New Zealand's cutting edge approaches to conservation and restoration.

Goal - This conference aims to bring together or land managers, scientists and practitioners who work in biodiversity restoration at a time of significance for the region's species, ecosystems and landscapes.

Topics that are relevant, innovative and forward-thinking for Australasia, will also be highlighted during the conference program. Papers will be sought from both researchers and practitioners engaged in restoration across Australasia.

Please check back in early 2016 for more information.


The second conference of SERA was held on 17 to 21 November 2014. A list of the oral presenters can be viewed on the speakers program.


The inaugural conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) was held in Perth, Western Australia, on 27-30 November 2012.

A list of oral presenters can be viewed on the 2012 conference program.
The following abstracts may be viewed - plenary speakers (334kb);
- oral and poster presenters from Adkins to Lewandrowski (1.9mb);
- oral and poster presenters from Llorens to Zimmermann (1.9mb).