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A Personal Assessment of the SERI Conference in Perth and What It Reveals about the Society

A Personal Assessment of the SERI Conference in Perth and What It Reveals about the Society PERSPECTIVE A Personal Assessment of the SERI Conference in Perth and What It Reveals about the Society Paddy Woodworth he Society for Ecological Restoration Interna- however, we learned that Australian ecological history is tional conference in Perth, Western Australia, last so different from America’s that restoration there follows TAugust offered a number of perspectives on how a very distinct trajectory. the society is positioning itself to engage with the mas- e Th entertaining and educational preconference e fi ld trip sive global challenges currently faced by restoration ecolo- led by the conference director, Kingsley Dixon, showed gists and ecological restorationists. The location of the some of these contrasts in dramatic close-ups. We tiptoed conference was evidence of the society’s ongoing but still through bush whose striking biodiversity per square meter, uneven efforts to expand its horizons; a healthy develop - and astounding levels of endemism, richly deserved Dixon’s ment already flagged by the Zaragoza, Spain, conference sobriquet of “knee-high rainforests.” Seed dispersal, for in 2005. The news that the next conference will be in example, can never be taken for granted in this landscape. Mexico in 2011 confirms this trend. Many plants, as he put it, “like to live http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

A Personal Assessment of the SERI Conference in Perth and What It Reveals about the Society

Ecological Restoration , Volume 28 (1) – Jun 10, 2010

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PERSPECTIVE A Personal Assessment of the SERI Conference in Perth and What It Reveals about the Society Paddy Woodworth he Society for Ecological Restoration Interna- however, we learned that Australian ecological history is tional conference in Perth, Western Australia, last so different from America’s that restoration there follows TAugust offered a number of perspectives on how a very distinct trajectory. the society is positioning itself to engage with the mas- e Th entertaining and educational preconference e fi ld trip sive global challenges currently faced by restoration ecolo- led by the conference director, Kingsley Dixon, showed gists and ecological restorationists. The location of the some of these contrasts in dramatic close-ups. We tiptoed conference was evidence of the society’s ongoing but still through bush whose striking biodiversity per square meter, uneven efforts to expand its horizons; a healthy develop - and astounding levels of endemism, richly deserved Dixon’s ment already flagged by the Zaragoza, Spain, conference sobriquet of “knee-high rainforests.” Seed dispersal, for in 2005. The news that the next conference will be in example, can never be taken for granted in this landscape. Mexico in 2011 confirms this trend. Many plants, as he put it, “like to live

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Published: Jun 10, 2010

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