Ecosystem Restoration Webinars

The IUCN CEM Ecosystem Restoration Thematic Group monthly webinar series, "Ecosystem Restoration: Global Initiatives in Science and Practice" provides a forum for IUCN and CEM members to learn about ecological restoration.


Need Restoration be Multilingual?

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Robert Kenward, CEM Sustainable Use and Ecosystem Management Thematic Group Lead

Innovative mechanisms for financing restoration: crossing government, trusts & foundations and private sector

Jonty Knox and Hazel Thornton, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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Integrating bioenergy and landscape restoration – lessons from Indonesia  

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Himlal Baral, PhD, Senior Scientist, Climate Change, Energy and Low Carbon Development, CIFOR-ICRAF

Measuring the ecological and economic effectiveness of restoration from baseline biodiversity data

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Judy Fisher PhD, Ethical, Independent Socio-Ecologist, Director, Fisher Research Pty Ltd, Elected Member IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel, , Adjunct Associate Professor Institute of Agriculture University of Western Australia, IUCN, Commission on Ecosystem Management Theme Leader: Ecosystems and Invasive Species, Research Associate Western Australian Museum
March 2021

Using Earth Observations for Ecosystem Restoration

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Brock Blevins, Training Coordinator, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET), and Co-Lead CEM Ecosystem Restoration Thematic Group (ERTG)  
February 2021

Opportunities and challenges for expanding and diversifying the global ecological restoration profession through SER’s certification and education programs

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Christian Lenhart, PhD, Society for Ecological Restoration CERP Coordinator & Research Professor, University of Minnesota 
January 2021

Evaluation for What’s Happening Right Now in the World - Understanding the Past & Present to Inform Future Actions

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Michael Quinn Patton, independent consultant and former President of the American Evaluation Association
December 2020

Restoring Resilience and Adapting to Transformation: California's Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative

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Dorian Fougères, PhD, Vice Chair, CEM Resilience Thematic Group, Acting Deputy Director, State of California Tahoe Conservancy
November 2020

Keys to Improving Outcomes of Tree Planting Campaigns

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Karen Holl, Environmental Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, Pedro Brancalion, Department of Forest Sciences, “Luiz de Queiroz” College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil, Matthew Fagan, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
October 2020

Nature-based Solutions - from Definition to Implementation

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Emmanuelle Cohen-Shacham, PhD, Chair, IUCN CEM Nature-based Solutions Thematic Group

Assessing the conservation status of the World's Ecosystems with the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

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Dr. Irene Zager, Director of Research, Provita,
IUCN CEM Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) Thematic Group


Ecoloigcal Restoration in China

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Junguo Liu, Chair Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China
President, Society for Ecological Rehabilitation of Beijing (SERB)
Chair, Union of Societies for Ecological Restoration and Environmental Protection in Beijing (USEREP)

Exploring Restoration, Rewilding, and Human Health

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Angela Andrade*, IUCN CEM Chair - Rene Beyers, Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia (Canada) - Stephen Carver, Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, University of Leeds; Co-chair, IUCN CEM Rewilding Thematic Group (UK) - Ian Convery, Professor of Environment and Society, University of Cumbria; Co-chair, IUCN CEM Rewilding Thematic Group (UK) - Adam Eagle, Chief Executive Officer, The LifescapeProject (UK) - Angie Luis, Professor of Disease Ecology, University of Montana (USA) -
Laurie B. Marczak, Scientific Publications Manager, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington (USA) - Cara R. Nelson, Professor of Restoration Ecology, University of Montana; Chair, IUCN CEM Ecosystem Restoration Thematic Group (USA) - Darrell Smith, Lecturer, Centre for National Parks& Protected Areas, Department of Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (UK) - Céline Surette, Professor, Faculty of Sciences, Université de Moncton (Canada) - Gerardo Suzan, Professor, Departamento de Etología y Fauna Silvestre, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico) - Liette Vasseur, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University; Vice-chair, IUCN CEM North America and Chair, IUCN CEM Ecosystem Governance Thematic Group (Canada) - Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio, Associate Vice President for Conservation and Health, EcoHealthAlliance; Chair, IUCN CEM Ecosystem Management & Human Health (Bolivia/USA)

June 2020

Forest and Landscape Restoration: the next decade

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Global Partnership for Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) James G. Hallett, PhD, Chair, Society for Ecological Restoration and Vice Chair, Global Partnership for Forest and Landscape Restoration
15 May 2020

4 Returns: A Holistic Model to Scale up the Restoration of Degraded Landscapes

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Willem Ferwerda, CEO and Founder of Commonland
17 April 2020

Public Engagement in Landscape Restoration: the Importance of Ecosystem Governance

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Liette Vasseur, IUCN CEM Ecosystem Governance Theme Chair
20 April 2020

Origins and Destinations: the Rise of Rewilding and its Role within Ecosystem Restoration

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Steve Carver and Professor Ian Convery, IUCN CEM Rewilding Task Force Leaders
21 February 2020

Ecological Restoration in West Africa: Accomplishments, Challenges and Opportunities

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Abraham Ekperusi, Lecturer, Nigeria Maritime University
25 October 2019

A Bird´s Eye View on Ecological Restoration in Latin America

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Consuela Bonfil, President, SIACRE
19 September 2019

ERTG Strategic Agenda for the 2020 WCC and UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 

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Cara Nelson and Brock Blevins, IUCN CEM Ecological Restoration Theme Leaders
24 August 2019

Regional Restoration Updates: Lessons from South Asia

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Shalini Dhyani IUCN CEM South Asia Regional Chair
29 July 2019

How Standards can Improve Implementation of Global Restoration Initiatives

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Bethanie Walder; Executive Director SER
22 June 2019

Traditional knowledge in Restoration Ecology 

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Mercedes Concepción Gordillo Ruiz, Chiapas University of the Sciences and Art
22 May 2019

Forest Landscape Restoration through the IUCN Global Forest Conservation Programme

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Craig Beatty, IUCN Global Forest Conservation Programme
24 April 2019

Effective Monitoring Programs for Assessing the Efficacy of Ecological Restoration

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Cara Nelson, IUCN CEM Ecological Restoration Theme Leader
23 February 2019


Pulse of the Planet Webinar Series

An X-Ray of a Pandemic

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Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio IUCN CEM Human Health & Ecosystem Management Task Force Leader

Ecosystem Restoration in the conservation agenda and opportunities for rewilding

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