Tutorials & Workshops


Date: June 18th, 2021 at 1 pm EDT

Convenor: Brick M. Fevold, General Dynamics Information Technology, United States

A hands-on short course on planning for and conducting re-measurements for quality control assessment to support the collection of reliable ecological data.

Date: June 17th, 2021 at 9 am EDT

Convenor: David Polster, University of Victoria, Canada

Effective strategies for the restoration of large disturbances (mines, landslides, etc.) will be presented.


Date: June 17th, 2021 at 3 pm EDT

Convenor: Nicole Wright, Ecofish Research Ltd., Canada

A workshop to learn and share experiences and tools to address and manage uncertainty and risk when planning ecological restoration projects, with the goal of learning new strategies to manage risk to achieve successful restoration outcomes.

Date: June 17th, 2021 at 11 am EDT

Convenor: Dolly Jørgensen, University of Stavanger, Norway

The author of the new book Recovering Lost Species in the Modern Age: Histories of Longing and Belonging (MIT Press, 2019) will give an overview of this innovative study and then answer questions from the audience about how emotions factor into environmental restoration practices.

Date: June 17th, 2021 at 11 am EDT

Convenor: Pieter Ploeg, Commonland Foundation, Netherlands

This workshop invites participants that are facilitating multi-stakeholder restoration initiatives to learn more about social tools that can build lasting social aliances towards inspired action. In this workshop, participants can learn from successful social restoration alliances and bring in their own case for peer coaching.

Date: June 17th, 2021 at 1 pm EDT

Convenor: Stephen Thomforde, Stantec Design, and Consulting, Canada

This presentation exams the science, application, current, and future potentials for restoring the second trophic level and sustainable human communities in native grassland ecosystems.

Date: June 18th, 2021 at 1 pm EDT

Convenor: Donnie McPhee, Natural Resources Canada, Canada

Canada's National Tree Seed Centre will offer a virtual tour of its world-class seed science facilities, collaborators, research, and capacity, followed by a series of technical and interactive modules designed to engage R3 expertise and inspire a National Seed Conservation & Development Strategy.

Date: June 18th, 2021 at 1 pm EDT

Convenor: Kevin Grieser, Biohabitats, United States

Ecological restoration projects are more frequently being delivered using the design-build delivery method. This presentation will illustrate how design-build projects can align owner interests with ecological restoration objectives and engineer/contractor interests to deliver the most valuable and efficient project.

Date: June 17th, 2021 at 9 am EDT

Convenor: Michelle Hiestermann, Water Research Commission, South Africa

The session will strengthen participant practice and knowledge in social learning and knowledge management for unlocking investment in ecological infrastructure for water security. The establishment of an international community of practice to scale up efforts will be catalyzed.

Date: June 17th, 2021 at 1 pm EDT

Convenor: Stephanie Frischie

This workshop will present and discuss a variety of native seed programs and initiatives and will provide information, models, and support to participants seeking to improve the supply of native seed in their region.

Date: June 17th, 2021 at 4 pm EDT

Convenor: Simone Pedrini, Curtin University - INSR, Australia

Presentations on the international standards for native seeds in ecological restoration will lead to a discussion on their application in seed supply chain development with suppliers, end-users, and industry, government, and NGO representatives.

Date: June 17th, 2021 at 1 pm EDT

Convenor: Rebecca Schneider, Cornell University, United States

This workshop will be an interactive discussion concerning the state-of-the-art of soil health restoration in grasslands and other ecosystems, including successful strategies and critical challenges.

Date: June 17th, 2021 at 9 am EDT

Convenor: Valter Amaral, SER, United States

EIC, Prof. Stephen Murphy, and ME, Dr. Valter Amaral, of Restoration Ecology (journal), will discuss how to effectively publish in RE: what are the main challenges, from making global generalizations with local and regional results to the language barrier, and how to effectively overcome these.

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