8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration


Topics and Themes for this conference are:

The science behind restoration

  • Principles of restoration ecology
  • Linking restoration science and practice (outreach, extension, training)
  • Ecological processes, ecosystem functioning, and ecosystem services
  • Standards of practice for restoration

Policy and planning

  • Governance and public policy
  • Legal and regulatory frameworks for restoration
  • International policy and global restoration targets
  • Restoring at the landscape scale
  • Prioritizing areas for restoration
  • Setting appropriate goals

Economics of restoration

  • Job creation and livelihoods
  • Financing and investment in restoration
  • Restoration enterprises
  • Ecosystem services and natural capital
  • Investing in ecological infrastructure
  • Restoration in developing and emerging economies

Social, cultural, and philosophical dimensions

  • Stakeholder engagement / community involvement in ecological restoration
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Restoration in cultural landscapes
  • Restoration for socio-ecological resilience
  • Ethics and values
  • Raising public awareness of restoration
  • Art and ecological restoration

Restoration amid rapid environmental change

  • Climate change and ecological restoration
  • Restoration for resilience to extreme events
  • Restoration in the Anthropocene
  • Assisted migration
  • Restoration for carbon sequestration
  • Restoration for water supply and water security

Meeting specific restoration challenges

  • Natural regeneration as a restoration strategy
  • Genetics as a tool and outcome of ecological restoration
  • Seeds and seedling production
  • Restoration in agroecosystems
  • Wildlife restoration
  • Restoring biodiversity
  • Soil restoration / plant, soil and water relationship
  • Restoration in parks and protected areas
  • Fire management in ecological restoration
  • Rehabilitation of severely degraded sites / reclamation
  • Invasive species management

Restoration approaches for different biomes/ecosystems

  • Restoration of wetlands and aquatic ecosystems
  • Restoration of coastal ecosystems
  • Restoration of temperate and boreal forests
  • Restoration of temperate grasslands
  • Restoration of tropical savannas and grasslands
  • Restoration of tropical forests
  • Restoration of drylands and mediterranean ecosystems
  • Restoration in urban areas

Monitoring and assessing restoration outcomes

  • Monitoring and adaptive management
  • Indicators for measuring restoration success
  • Failures and mistakes in restoration projects and decisions


  • Other aspects of ecological restoration

Address: Cape Town, South Africa (get directions)

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Sep 24, 2019 (All day) to Sep 28, 2019 (All day)
Central Africa Time