SER International Primer on Ecological Restoration
This document, developed by the Society for Ecological Restoration, is freely available online.
The Primer includes a definition of ecological restoration, attributes of restored ecosystems, planning, monitoring and evaluation, and the relationship between restoration practice, restoration ecology and other activities, and integration into larger programs.
The Primer is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, and Chinese.

SER Australasia is now able to also provide:

  • an Indonesian translation of this publication (Acuan Dasar (Primer) terhadap Restorasi Ekologis), with thanks to Dr Betty Mauliya (Liya) Bustam for undertaking the translation into Indonesian;

  • a Thai translation of this publication, with thanks to Dr. Panitnard Tunjai for undertaking the translation into Thai; and

  • a Vietnamese translation of this publication (Hiệp hội Quốc tế Phục hồi sinh thái - SER Nhập môn Phục Hồi SInh Thái), with thanks to Dr Phan Minh Sang for undertaking the translation into Vietnamese.

  • Standards for Ecological Restoration

    SERA has published National Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration in Australia.
    This project has been developed in collaboration with twelve NGO partners involved in restoration in Australia and has involved extensive review and consultation with and a wide range of key agency and industry stakeholders. Read more....

    Guidelines for Developing and Managing Ecological Restoration Projects
    This document, also developed by the Society for Ecological Restoration, is freely available online. It follows on from the Primer by describing the procedures for conducting ecological restoration. This document is currently available in English, Portuguese and Italian.


    The inaugural issue of Restore (1.3 MB) April 2016 edition is brought to you by The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia. Restore is a free e-newsletter that provides an insight into what’s happening in the ecological restoration and rehabilitation community around the world and is likely to be of interest to restoration practitioners across Australasia.

    Other Publications

    The Society for Ecological Restoration produces its own bi-monthly journal, Restoration Ecology, that members can subscribe to on registration. Special discounts are available to members on some other publications. Please visit for more details.
    Information on becoming a member and affiliating with the Australasian Chapter is available at