SER 2017 - 7th World Conference on Ecological Restoration
Aug
27
Sep 1

SER 2017 - 7th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

  • Foz do Iguaçu Brazil

The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) will host its seventh biennial World Conference in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil from 27 August to 1 September 2017 in partnership with the Brazilian Society for Ecological Restoration (SOBRE) and the Ibero-American & Caribbean Society for Ecological Restoration (SIACRE). The conference is expected to draw more than 1,500 delegates from the around the world embodying the great professional and cultural diversity of the three hosting organizations and representing all stakeholders in the restoration enterprise—from researchers, practitioners and policymakers to artists, educators, students and community leaders. Delegates will come from all sectors—government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, and the private sector—with a wide range of professional expertise in the natural and social sciences, landscape architecture, environmental engineering, urban and regional planning, and public policy, among others.

Triennial Conference of The International Society for Seed Science
Sep
10
Sep 14

Triennial Conference of The International Society for Seed Science

  • 400 Cannery Row Monterey, CA, 93940 United States

 Four days of oral presentations, themed sessions of invited talks by domestic and international professionals from the public sector and industry to discuss the latest developments in seed science
• Invited speakers and contributed oral and poster sessions
• Evening Opening Reception
• Evening Gala Banquet
• Arranged tours to agricultural companies and seed production facilities in the Salinas Valley region


Colorado Plateau Native Plants Program (CPNPP) Annual Meeting
Feb
28
Mar 2

Colorado Plateau Native Plants Program (CPNPP) Annual Meeting

  • Canyon Country Discovery Center

The program will reflect CPNPP Strategic Goals and Objectives, partner activities and national policies including:

- Native Plant Materials Research and Development

- Seed Transfer Zones

- Industry Issues and Perspectives 

- Plant Material Use in Restoration/Reclamation

- Pollinators

- Wildland Collection

Partner Accomplishments and Plans

There will be a part-day field trip on March 1st or 2nd to local USGS-TNC, NPS and BLM research and project sites, weather permitting.

Breakout meetings on focal topics may be scheduled appropriate to attendee needs and interests.

2017 National Native Seed Conference
Feb
13
Feb 16

2017 National Native Seed Conference

  • Omni Shoreham Hotel

The National Native Seed Conference connects Research, Industry, Land Management, and Restoration professionals, providing the premier opportunity to develop relationships and share information about the collection, research and development, production, and use of native plant materials

Ecology & Restoration, Australasia (ERA2016)
Nov
19
Nov 23

Ecology & Restoration, Australasia (ERA2016)

  • Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre

The name of the conference is Ecology & Restoration, Australasia (ERA 2016) and the theme is “Restoring resilience across all environments”. Our conference headline signifies our aspirational goal to restore resilience to all environments (land and sea, urban and rural), upscaling our efforts from local to regional and national scales.

This conference promises to be an unforgettable event that will bring together over 500 delegates who represent all levels of government, universities, students, researchers, contractors, suppliers, volunteers and consultants. A unique feature of ERA 2016 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 (November 20th).

Seed Ecology V
Aug
21
Aug 25

Seed Ecology V

  • Tauà Resort Caetè

The focus of Seed Ecology V will be “Seeds in the Web of Life”. Special attention will be given to the role of seeds in generating and maintaining biodiversity. The meeting will comprise keynotes, talks, and poster sessions. The abstracts will be assigned to one of the following six areas: (1) evolutionary seed ecology, (2) frugivory and seed dispersal, (3) seed bank, (4) seed germination and dormancy, (5) seed ecology applied to agriculture, and (6) seed ecology applied to biodiversity conservation and restoration.

Seed biology: From laboratory to field
Jul
4
Jul 7

Seed biology: From laboratory to field

  • Brighton Centre

This is a two day special session on Seed Biology at The Society for Experimental Biology’s annual meeting.  This session will bring together leading researchers in the
field of seed biology.
Scientific sessions will be linked with the practical application of this research into an industrially relevant context. Industry partners will also participate in this session exploring the full spectrum of seed research, from laboratory to field.

31st ISTA Congress
Jun
15
Jun 21

31st ISTA Congress

  • Estonia Concert Hall

The Congress is a unique opportunity for seed science specialists and industry representatives to meet and exchange work-related information and experiences. The event also provides an opportunity to present scientific discoveries and technical innovations as well as their practical applications. Moreover, companies active in the field of seed science have the chance to promote their work in the exhibition area.

Seed Sourcing for Restoration in a Changing Climate
Jun
13
9:30 am09:30

Seed Sourcing for Restoration in a Changing Climate

  • Alsdorf Auditorium

Proper sourcing of seed for ecological restoration has never been straightforward, and it is becoming even more challenging and complex as the climate changes. In this symposium, we will discuss how plants are responding to changing climates and how this may influence seed sourcing decisions. We will work with the seed industry to understand their challenges in providing seed for restoration. We will work to develop guidelines that are scientifically reasonable and implementable. And we will focus on how to develop adequate supplies of reliable species and increase seed storage capacity. 

5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination
May
31
Jun 3

5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination

  • Simon Fraser University

Organised by the International Society for Seed Science (ISSS),  the “5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination” will be held at Simon Fraser University (Harbour Centre) in Vancouver, Canada

Research and education in the scientific understanding of seed biology will be promoted by a host of International speakers that will highlight both applied and fundamental seed research on model and non-model species within the realm of the regulation of seed dormancy and germination, and biological processes that control the viability and vigor of the next generation.  Education and outreach – for youth and the public – comprise the final session.