SER Midwest-Great Lakes Meeting: Building on the Midwest Legacy of Restoration


March 28-30, 2014


University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota


SER Midwest-Great Lakes



The 2014 Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter Meeting, Building on the Midwest Legacy of Restoration: Linking Theory and Practice, will be Friday March 28 – Sunday March 30, 2014 at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Annual Meeting Committee is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker will be Dr. Susan Galatowitsch. Dr. Galatowitsch is a Professor and Department Head of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota. Her research has focused on advancing ecological restoration practice through the use of landscape-scale studies and controlled field experiments to understand processes of natural recolonization and to develop revegetation and invasive species control strategies. Additionally, much of her work has focused on research in the prairie pothole wetlands within the agricultural landscapes of the Midwestern United States.

The Call for Abstracts is now open. We invite you submit an abstract for an oral presentation or poster to be presented at the meeting. See details (pdf). Submission deadline: January 10, 2014.

The Call for Workshops and Symposia is now open. See details (pdf). Submission deadline: January 10, 2014.

Call for Sponsors! We are now seeking sponsors for the 2014 Annual Meeting. Support from our meeting sponsors enables us to hold a sponsorship reception, support student participation, defray food costs, and to help us make our Annual Meeting as environmentally friendly as possible. We have five sponsorship levels to choose from that range from $100 to $1000 or more. With increasing support sponsors receive greater levels of benefits, but all sponsors are receive exhibit space and the opportunity to have an advertisement within in our meeting program and abstract book. See details within our description of thesponsorship opportunities.

We anticipate the Registration flyer with information on registration costs, speakers, and tentative meeting schedule to be available in February 2014.

We are grateful for the support of our generous meeting hosts – the University of Minnesota’s Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering and the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology. We are also grateful to the support from our generous meeting sponsor, Barr Engineering.

It is going to be another great Chapter meeting. We encourage you to start planning on attending the 2014 MWGL SER Chapter Meeting.

Dr. Peter C. Smiley Jr. (Rocky)