Ecological Excellence Down Under: Ecosure Shines at the SER Global Conference in Darwin
In September, Ecosure attended the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration (#SER2023) held in Darwin, Australia. The conference, designed to offer broad opportunities for knowledge-sharing and participation across various ecological restoration themes, drew approximately 1000 delegates from all corners of the globe. Under the overarching theme of “Nature and People as One,” the event provided a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and innovations in ecological restoration.
Ecosure’s active involvement in the conference was marked by sponsoring, exhibiting, and speaking, showcasing their dedication, expertise, and commitment to the field of ecological restoration.
Speakers from Ecosure took the stage, bringing their wealth of knowledge and experience to the conference. Diane Lanyon, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Ecosure, delivered a compelling presentation titled ‘A Pilot Project: Holistic Ridge to Reef Restoration co-designed with Traditional Owners.’ This project exemplified Ecosure’s commitment to collaborative and culturally sensitive restoration efforts, emphasising the importance of engaging with Indigenous communities to restore ecosystems in a holistic and sustainable manner. Read more about the Ridge to Reef project here.
Jen Ford, Principal Restoration Ecologist at Ecosure, presented ‘Assisting the recovery of saltmarsh and coastal ecological communities – a trial and expansion of various low-cost techniques.’ This presentation highlighted Ecosure’s innovative approach to ecological restoration, demonstrating their efforts to find cost-effective solutions for restoring saltmarsh and coastal ecosystems, which are vital for both environmental health and human communities. Learn more about the restoration expertise at Ecosure here.
Sally Cooper, another Principal Restoration Ecologist from Ecosure, gave a thought-provoking talk titled ‘Comparative analysis of genetic diversity in wild and restored subtropical rainforest trees: Argyrodendron trifoliolatum, Ficus watkinsiana, and Diploglottis australis.’ This presentation underscored Ecosure’s commitment to scientific rigor and data-driven decision-making in restoration projects, shedding light on the importance of genetic diversity in ensuring the long-term resilience of restored ecosystems.
Ecosure’s participation in SER2023 was not limited to speaking engagements. The company’s presence as a sponsor and exhibitor allowed them to connect with a diverse range of restoration enthusiasts, researchers, and practitioners from around the world. Their exhibition booth served as a platform to showcase their innovative approaches, successful projects, and the impact they have had on restoring ecosystems.
Sponsoring and participating in the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration was a testament to Ecosure’s commitment to ecological sustainability and their recognition of the global significance of this field. It also provided the opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in the field of ecological restoration.
The theme of the conference, “Nature and People as One,” resonated deeply with Ecosure’s mission, Thriving Global Ecosystems. Their work goes beyond the ecological aspects of restoration and extends to the relationships between nature and the communities that depend on it. Ecosure understands that successful restoration is not just about reviving ecosystems but also about ensuring that these ecosystems benefit both the environment and the people who live within them.
Ecosure’s involvement in the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration was a resounding success. Their contributions, both as speakers and as sponsors, emphasised the importance of collaboration, innovation, and scientific rigor in the field of ecological restoration. By presenting their holistic approaches, innovative techniques, and commitment to genetic diversity, Ecosure showcased their dedication to the restoration of ecosystems for the benefit of both nature and people. This event was a remarkable opportunity for Ecosure to connect with like-minded individuals and gain new insights to further their mission of improving ecosystems and fostering a harmonious relationship between nature and humanity.