Welcoming Words

Québec City welcomes the Québec RE3 Conference, from June 7 - 11th, 2020

We are proud to host a joint conference between the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) from June 7th to 11th, 2020, at the dawn of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).

The proposed theme of the conference for 2020 is “From Reclaiming to Restoring and Rewilding”. It aims to stimulate discussions about the range of environmental management approaches advocated by the three hosting societies. Reclaiming is recognized and practiced by many industries, including mining and petrol extraction. Restoring is recognized most broadly around the world, and has been the main focus of SER. Rewilding, or bringing back to nature, allows us to dream. These terms also imply ideas of industry, science, practice, society and imagination. They run from the practical to the creative.

Since 2000, economic development has been growing at a fast pace in temperate, boreal and arctic regions of North America, and ecological restoration is in full expansion. As the boreal biome comprises close to 20% of wetlands in North America, we believe it is important to bring together, for the first time, experts from SWS to join members from CLRA and SER, for stimulating exchanges of knowledge, best practices and new ideas. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for all members, whether academic, private-sector or governmental stakeholders, to interact and to present the latest developments for reclaiming, restoring or rewilding diverse ecosystems, and to promote the understanding, the science-based management and the sustainability of wetlands.

The conference will be held in English. Original contributions may be in the form of plenary, roundtable, oral or poster presentations, with a number of parallel sessions dedicated to specific topics. The abstracts of each presentation by one of the authors will appear in the conference proceedings.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to this event!

Line Rochefort, Chair of the Conference
Maria Strack and Alison Munson, Chairs of the Scientific Committee
And the Organizing Committee


Mot de bienvenue

 

 

 

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Important Preliminary Dates

Call for abstracts starts
November 28, 2019 Now open

Registration starts
December 10, 2019 Now open

Abstract submission deadline
January 30, 2020

Abstract acceptance notice
March 2, 2020

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
March 15, 2020

Conference
June  7-11, 2020

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