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VII World Conference on Ecological Restoration
V Congreso Iberoamericano y del Caribe de Restauración Ecológica
I Conferência Brasileira de Restauração Ecológica

Foz do Iguassu, Brazil | August 27 - September 1, 2017

SER2017 Program of Organized Sessions

(Title and organizer’s name only)

The schedule is still subject to change!

The list below is the tentative schedule for all organized symposia, it does not include an additional 3-4 additional sessions with contributed presentations during each concurrent session time slot. The information contained here is tentative and subject to change. While we don't anticipate sweeping changes to the program, we are still working to finalize the conference schedule, including the contributed sessions, and in rare cases we may have to move make changes to what is posted here. Please keep this in mind as you review the details below.


Monday, August 28th

Plenary Session 1

Charles J. Vörösmarty - The world’s water systems: a gram of prevention, worth a kilogram of cure
Jacqueline Mohr - Innovation in Restoration:  Barriers and Opportunities

Coffee Break

Plenary Panel

Moving the Global Restoration Agenda Forward: Finance and Government Action to Meet Biodiversity and Sustainability Goals - (Panelists to be announced shortly)

Buffet Lunch

Concurrent Symposia & Workshops 1

#94 Symposium - Landscape restoration: reducing the gaps between theory and practice
Cristian Echeverria, Universidad de Concepción (Chile)
#29 Symposium - At the nexus of wetland restoration and climate adaptation: Trade-offs, targets, and trajectories
Kate Ballantine, Mount Holyoke College
#23 Symposium - Restoration of ecosystem functions and processes: how far have we come?
Young D. Choi, Purdue University            
#64 Symposium - Social and biological considerations in establishing an effective native plant nursery program
Anthony S. Davis, Oregon State University           
#111A Symposium - Governance, restoration, and degradation neutrality.  Session 1: comparing drivers and integrating efforts worldwide
Gustavo Zuleta, Universidad Maimónides            
#66 Symposium - Monitoring indicators of restoration in different Brazilian phytophysiognomies: How we are linking science to practice?
Maria Otavia Crepaldi, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco
#31 Symposium - Using non-local plants for restoration: fallacy or fundamental?
Anna Lampei-Bucharova, University of Tübingen
#81 Symposium - The use of biocrusts for restoration and rehabilitation in drylands: limitations, advances, and new perspectives
Sonia Chamizo, University of Florence (Italy)

Contributed Oral Papers Sessions 1

Coffee Break

Concurrent Symposia & Workshops 2

#119 Symposium - The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) as a contribution to restoring degraded and deforested landscapes in support of the Bonn Challenge
James McBreen, IUCN / Leander Raes, IUCN
#85 Symposium - Restoring productive landscapes using landscape approaches: Promoting agroforestry and agroecology while improving livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Central America, Brazil and East Africa
Leida Mercado, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza
#9 Symposium - Deciphering the land: using landscape attributes to estimate the potential for natural regeneration of tropical forests
Pedro Brancalion, Universidade de São Paulo
#74 Symposium - Integration of science, application, and practice in updating the model of seedling selection for restoration
Jeremiah Pinto, USDA Forest Service
#111B Symposium - Governance, restoration, and degradation neutrality. Session 2: how SIACRE countries are progressing?
Gustavo Zuleta, Universidad Maimónides
#21 Symposium - Is direct seeding the promising restoration method for tropical forest and savanna restoration? Ecological, social and economic outputs from Brazil
Daniel Vieira, Embrapa
#35 Workshop - Using non-local plants for restoration, fallacy or fundamental?
Martin Breed, University of Adelaide
#104 Symposium - Field-based focal training sites: Examining a unique opportunity to link scientific research and applied experience to develop capacity for ecological restoration
Gillian Bloomfield, Yale School of Forestry-Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative

Contributed Oral Papers Sessions 2

Evening Activities

Poster Session
Other activities to be announced

Tuesday, August 29th

Plenary Session 2

Katharine Suding - Can we manage for resilience? Making decisions about where and how to restore in a changing world
Richard Hobbs - Turning good intentions into good outcomes: links and mismatches between theory and practice in restoration

Coffee Break

Concurrent Symposia & Workshops 3

#130 Symposium - Guidelines for Landscape-scale Restoration of Forest Ecosystems
Cara Nelson, University of Montana            
#62 Symposium - Bridging the gap between knowing and doing by monitoring and evaluation of tropical forest restoration on a large scale
Ciro Moura, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
#47 Symposium - The use of scenarios and models in ecological restoration
Karen Esler, Stellenbosch University
#46 Symposium - Interactions between ecosystem restoration and water related ecosystem services
Silvio Ferraz, University of São Paulo
#75 Symposium - Social participation in restoration projects of Latin America: an expanding field
Daniel Pérez, Universidad Nacional del Comahue (Argentina)
#77 Workshop - Agroecology, Restoration Ecology and forest landscape restoration in Brazil
Renata Evangelista de Oliveira, Universidade Federal de São Carlos
#58 Workshop - ARBIMON: an acoustic monitoring platform for monitoring fauna recovery
T. Mitchell Aide, Sieve Analytics
#68 Workshop - Collaborative design in ecological restoration: Integrating landscape architecture and ecology to develop socially and environmentally resilient communities
Ann Kearsley, Ann Kearsley Design / Northeastern University

Contributed Oral Papers Sessions 3

Buffet Lunch

Concurrent Symposia & Workshops 4

#122 Symposium - Improving governance to achieve more effective forest and landscape restoration
James Hallet, Society for Ecological Restoration / Stephen Edwards, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management
#118A Symposium - Big Ideas, Big Practice (Part I)
Paddy Woodworth, freelance author
#106 Symposium - Restoring wetlands for the future: prioritizing resilience to climate change in wetland restoration projects
Julia Cherry, University of Alabama
#79A Symposium - Let-it-be: When is it an effective restoration approach?
Karel Prach, University of South Bohemia
#93 Symposium - Restoration of ecosystems in the tropical Andes: lessons from research and practice in highly heterogeneous landscapes
Manuel Peralvo, Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecorregion (CONDESAN)
#88 Symposium - Disturbed Tropical Forests: an urgent need for restoration
Julia Raquel Mangueira, University of Campinas
#27 Workshop - Teaching ecological restoration: linking research and practice in a rapidly changing world
Michael Hughes, Oregon Institute of Technology
#109 Workshop - Moving forward to design and implement landscape restoration for human well-being that combats emerging or expanding tropical diseases: A synthesis to promote collaborative research and coordination among restoration and disease ecologists, practitioners, and society
Pía Paaby Hansen, Organization for Tropical Studies

Contributed Oral Papers Sessions 4

Coffee Break

Concurrent Symposia & Workshops 5

#124 Knowledge Café - Forest Landscape Restoration
Cara Nelson, University of Montana
#118B Symposium - Big Ideas, Big Practice (Part II)
Justin Jonson, Threshold Environmental Pty Ltd.
#107 Symposium - Business and Livelihood Supporting opportunities in rehabilitated water basin (catchment)
Bonani Madikizela, Water Research Commission (South Africa)
#79B Symposium - Let-it-be: When is it an effective restoration approach?
Karel Prach, University of South Bohemia
#91 Workshop - Ecological restoration in subtropical South America
Ana Paula Rovedder, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
#72 Workshop - Seeds for Large-scale Restoration: a matter of Seed Networks
Danilo Ignacio Urzedo, University of Sydney       
#16 Workshop - Getting published in Restoration Ecology: a workshop for students and early career professionals
Valter Luis Morgado Amaral, Society for Ecological Restoration / Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (Portugal)                
#45 Workshop - Road ecology and ecological restoration; how to make the link?
Marcel Huijser, Western Transportation Institute / Montana State University

Contributed Oral Papers Sessions 5

Evening Activities

Poster Session
Other activities to be announced

Wednesday, August 30th

Mid-Week Field Trips
(no conference sessions scheduled)

Thursday, August 31th

Plenary Session 3

Miguel Calmon - A unique opportunity to implement restoration at large scale and address global, national, and local challenges 
Sandra M. Diaz - Ecological restoration and the people-nature interface
Brigitte LG Baptiste - A socioecological perspective for multiple scales restoration

Coffee Break

Concurrent Symposia & Workshops 6

#120 Symposium - From Theory to Action: Implementing new international standards for the practice of ecological restoration
Bethanie Walder, Society for Ecological Restoration
#102 Symposium - Frameworks and gaps: Cross-referencing the policy, purpose, standards, ecological theory and practical research needs for effective restoration
Ben Miller, Kings Park and Botanic Gardens        
#28 Symposium - Is Assisted Migration Appropriate for Restoration of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function?
Stephen D. Murphy, University of Waterloo
#37 Symposium - Restoring soil microbial communities
Susanne Schmidt, University of Queensland
#25 Workshop - Connecting LA: How National Networks are helping to the development of Ecological Restoration in Latin American countries
Mauricio Aguilar, Instituto Alexander von Humboldt
#70A Symposium - Institutional arrangements fostered by the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB) to support initiatives for restoration of rural degraded areas in Brazil. Part I
Janaína Rocha, Serviço Florestal Brasileiro
#54 Symposium - Second Act:  The Vital Role of Tropical Forest Garden Succession
Anabel Ford, University of California Santa Barbara
#80 Workshop - Beyond Timber: Driving Ecological Restoration through the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) Market
Sofia Faruqi, World Resources Institute

Contributed Oral Papers Sessions

Buffet Lunch

Concurrent Symposia & Workshops 7

#65A Symposium - Seed-based Restoration: Innovations, Opportunities and Challenges: getting and using seeds
Kingsley Dixon, Curtin University / Society for Ecological Restoration
#33A Symposium - Restoration Economy I
Rubens Benini, The Nature Conservancy-Brazil
#40 Symposium - Making the most of birds and mammals in restoration
Wesley Silva, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
#121 Knowledge Café - From Theory to Action: Implementing new international standards for the practice of ecological restoration
Bethanie Walder, Society for Ecological Restoration
#96 Symposium - Restoration opportunities in urban and peri-urban areas
Magda Liliana Chisacá Hurtado, Ecodes Ingeniería S.A.S.
#70B Symposium - Institutional arrangements fostered by the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB) to support initiatives for restoration of rural degraded areas in Brazil. Part II
Janaína Rocha, Serviço Florestal Brasileiro
#95 Symposium - Invasive alien species and restoration ecology
Maurício Cruz Mantoani, University College Dublin
#108 Workshop - Global challenges in restoration of vulnerable carbon storing ecosystems
Tom Kirschey, Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU)

Contributed Oral Papers Sessions 7

Coffee Break

Concurrent Symposia & Workshops 8

#65B Symposium - Seed-based Restoration: Innovations, Opportunities and Challenges: getting seeds
Kingsley Dixon, Curtin University / Society for Ecological Restoration
#33B Symposium - Restoration Economy II
Bernardo Strassburg, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro / International Institute for Sustainability
#76 Symposium - The role of priority effects during assembly for ecological restoration
Vicky M. Temperton, Leuphana University
#34 Symposium - Climate change and Pantanal Wetland: restoration as tool to mitigate the effects of woody encroachment in grassland and savanna macrohabitats
Catia Nunes da Cunha, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso / Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Áreas Úmidas
#61 Symposium - Biological tools in soil restoration
Pilar Andrés, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
#70C Symposium - Institutional arrangements fostered by the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB) to support initiatives for restoration of rural degraded areas in Brazil. Part III
Janaína Rocha, Serviço Florestal Brasileiro
#18 Symposium - Technology Development for Valuing Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital in Restoration Projects
Laury Cullen, Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas
#30 Symposium - Integrated approaches to monitoring and evaluating the restoration of fragile landscapes in the changing world
Shikui Dong, Beijing Normal University

Contributed Oral Papers Sessions 8

Evening Activities

Conference Dinner

Friday, September 1st

Plenary Session 4

Robin L. Chazdon - Restoring forest biomes: advances and challenges                                                        
Elise Buisson - What do we know about tropical grassland resilience and restoration?
Terry Hughes - Linking science and practice to safeguard coral reefs in the Anthropocene

Coffee Break

Concurrent Symposia & Workshops 9

#65C Symposium - Seed-based Restoration: Innovations, Opportunities and Challenges: using seeds
Kingsley Dixon, Curtin University / Society for Ecological Restoration
#51 Symposium - Decision-making towards the future: Policy drivers to enhance scaling up effective ecological restoration in tropical regions
Rafael Chaves, Secretariat for the Environment of the State of São Paulo                
#52 Symposium - Ecological restoration: a strategic path for large landscape conservation?
Harvey Locke, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative      
#59 Workshop - Simple Metrics to Measure Ecosystem Change Following Restoration - Developing Countries
Zoë Brocklehurst, Wildlands Conservation Trust
#101 Symposium - Importance of the spatial analyst in the restoration ecology
Paola Johanna Isaacs Cubides, Instituto Alexander von Humboldt
#78 Symposium - Public Policies for Native Vegetation Recovery on Large Scale
Carlos Alberto de Mattos Scaramuzza, Ministry of the Environment of Brazil
#32 Workshop - Building Sustainable Landscapes through Gender-Responsive Restoration in Brazil
Miguel Moraes, IUCN-Brazil

Contributed Oral Papers Sessions 9

Buffet Lunch

Concurrent Symposia & Workshops 10

#63 Symposium - Serendipity vs Strategy: The Necessity for a National Native Seed Strategy
Peggy Olwell, US Bureau of Land Management
#36 Symposium - Forest restoration for the support of livelihoods and generation of ecosystem services
John Herbohn, University of the Sunshine Coast               
#100 Symposium - Restoration of tropical and subtropical grasslands and savannas: from seed limitation to seed introduction
Gerhard E. Overbeck, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
#90 Symposium - Merging Far-field Data Acquisition and Advanced Classification Routines for Ecological Restoration Management
Peggy Browne, Browne Consulting
#69 Symposium - Linking research and practice in ecological restoration in Latin-America: where we are? where should we go?
Juan Garibello-Peña, Fundación para el Desarrollo Agrícola Social y Tecnológico-FUNDASET
#70D Workshop - Institutional arrangements fostered by the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB) to support initiatives for restoration of rural degraded areas in Brazil. Part IV
Fabio Chicuta Franco, Serviço Florestal Brasileiro
#73 Symposium - Revegetation for ecological restoration in the Amazon
Myrtle Schock, Universidade Federal do Oeste de Pará

Contributed Oral Papers Sessions 10

Closing Ceremony

7th World Conference on Ecological Restoration
V Congreso Ibero-Americano y del Caribe de Restauración Ecológica
I Conferência Brasileira de Restauração Ecológica