The Art of Ecology: Transdisciplinary Research In Practice

SER2011 WORLD CONFERENCE ON ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

Merida, Mexico – August 21-25, 2011

Re-establishing the Link between Nature and Culture

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I am pleased to tell you that the SER2011 Scientific Program Committee has officially accepted the Symposium:

The Art of Ecology: Transdisciplinary Research in Practice.

Please submit abstracts (see link below) indicating the title of the symposium and my name – David Haley, as session organiser.

http://www.ser2011.org/en/ser2011-scientific-program/call-for-abstracts-posters/

Please, also, take advantage of early registration facilities which will be available through the Conference web page next week (http://www.ser2011.org).

SER (Society for Ecological Restoration) is an important and authoritative scientific organisation concerned with environmental remediation in many countries. It has, previously, held three ‘World Conferences’, two of which I was invited to coordinate and chair sessions on ecological art (Liverpool, 2000 and Zaragoza, 2005). In addition, I have contributed to Richard Scott’s ‘Creative Conservation’ initiatives at these and other SER conferences. Richard is Senior Programme Manager with Landlife, the National Wildflower Centre in Liverpool, and was a close colleague of the eminent ecologist, Professor Tony Bradshaw.  We shall be convening this Symposium together.

The SER World Conferences offer great opportunities to meet with some of the world’s top ecological scientists and activists from diverse cultures.  On occasion, the language of art and that of science have converged, to emerge as a common language – an ecology of cultures, perhaps. And this Symposium seeks presentations that pursue this concept – ‘The Art of Ecology: Transdisciplinary Research In Practice’.

I look forward to seeing you in Mexico.

David Haley.

David Haley PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Director, Ecology In Practice [EIP]

MA Art As Environment Programme Leader

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