The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) is an independent, non-profit ecological restoration organization that connects the restoration community (industry, government, practitioners) across the Australasian region, and is a regional chapter of the peak international body for restoration, the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)

Contributors: prepared by the SERA Standards Reference Group: Kingsley Dixon, Tein McDonald, Justin Jonson (Eds), David Lamb, David Freudenberger, Peter Erskine and Vern Newton; in collaboration with delegates of the project's 12 Advisor and Partner organisations: James Fitzsimons, Ben Carr, Simon Branigan (The Nature Conservancy), Scott Meier, Jen Ford (Australian Association of Bush Regenerators), Zoe Metherill (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects), Anne Cochrane, Martin Driver (Australian Network for Plant Conservation), Lucy Sutherland, Peter Cuneo, David Merritt (Australian Seed Bank Partnership), Jim Radford, Angela Sanders, Matt Appleby (Bush Heritage Australia), Keith Bradby, Paula Deegan (Gondwana Link), Paul Gibson-Roy, Bindi Vanzella (Greening Australia), Brian Bainbridge (Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association), Amelia Hurren (Trees for Life), Nathan Wong, Robyn Edwards (Trust for Nature Victoria), Louise Duff, Hanna Kogelman and Timothy Mouton (WetlandCare Australia).

We acknowledge the contributions of many agencies, researchers, industry bodies, contractors and individuals whose comments on earlier versions improved the relevance and rigor of the Standards. While these people and organisations are too many to mention by name we particularly acknowledge the following people who contributed substantial information on genetic or environmental change: Andre Clewell, Linda Broadhurst, Nola Hancock, Lesley Hughes, Suzanne Prober, Margaret Byrne, Martin Breed, Andy Lowe, Nick Gellie, Siegy Krauss, Maurizio Rossetto, Ary Hoffmann, Rebecca Jordan, Nigel Tucker and Trevor Booth. Andre Clewell additionally contributed inspiration and ideas that led to the attributes list and recovery wheel shown in Figures 2 and 5; and the final draft was further improved by valuable comments from George Gann and Andre Clewell.

How to cite: This online version of the Standards should be referred to in the text of any other document as the 'National Restoration Standards'. It should be cited as 'Standards Reference Group SERA (2016) National Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration in Australia. Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia. Available from URL:

This set of standards is modified (in format only) from: McDonald T., Jonson J. and Dixon K.W. (eds) (2016) National Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration in Australia. Restoration Ecology S1: 1-34.


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