Abstracts – Oral and Poster presentations

Abstract submission - Opens 4th February 2021

The Scientific Committee is pleased to invite authors to submit their abstracts for oral and poster presentations, to be delivered at the 12th European Conference on Ecological Restoration, SERE2020.

Deadline for Abstract submission (Oral Presentation and Poster): May 7, 2021

Abstracts of oral and poster presentations should be maximum of 300 words in English, with a title of no more than 15 words.
No references should be included in the abstract.

A picture showing details of the work may be inserted, provided that the size of the whole document (text plus figure) does not exceed one page.
It is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure that the abstract text does not contain typos or grammatical errors.
No changes can be made after the abstract has been submitted.

Authors may submit more than one presentation per registered attendee, but the organization cannot guarantee that more than one will be included as oral presentation.

Abstracts can only be submitted online using the abstract submission form.

During the abstract submission process, you will be asked to choose between oral and poster presentation. As the number of oral presentations at the Conference is limited, authors submitting abstracts for oral presentation may, in some cases, be invited to present a poster instead. Posters will be on display from the beginning of the Conference and presented during designated poster sessions.

Sessions will be developed based on accepted abstracts. Please select the most appropriate topic from the list in the submission form. We also ask you to provide up to three keywords to help the Scientific Committee grouping presentations into comprehensive sessions.

Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee with regard to scientific quality and relevance to the Conference. A notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be issued by 31 May 2021. Please note that Late registration (from July 3) does not guarantee the inclusion of the abstract in the Proceedings of the Conference.

After the Conference, attendees will have the option to send an extended abstract, to be included in the SER Europe Knowledge Base.


The official language of the Conference is English. Nevertheless, some activities of local or regional interest may be developed in other languages as Spanish or French (meetings of SECF-Repoblaciones Forestales, AEET-Restauración Ecológica, Ecological Restoration in African and Eastern Mediterranean countries). SERE2020 organization will consider providing simultaneous translation for these sessions.

Tentative topics



Climate change

Coastal/marine environments

Communication / participation


Drylands and desertification

Ecological engineering

Ecological restoration: Concepts and theory

Economy, costs effectiveness analysis

Ecosystem processes / Ecosystem functioning

Ecosystem services

Education and training

Evaluation and monitoring



Governance and Policy



High latitude ecosystems

History and tradition

Human health

Invasive species


Landscape architecture





Resilience (social and ecological)

Restoration strategy/planning




Rural development


Species reintroduction


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable tourism/outdoor recreation

Synthetic organisms

Urban and periruban environments