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Ecological Restoration

The Original Restoration Publication

Edited by Steven N. Handel, Ph.D., Professor and Director Center for Urban Restoration Ecology, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Associate Editor: Tabby Fenn
Managing Editor: Kristen A. Ross
ISSN: 1522-4740, e-ISSN: 1543-4079
Published four times per year


Ecological Restoration is a forum for people advancing the science and practice of restoration ecology. It features the technical and biological aspects of restoring landscapes, as well as collaborations between restorationists and the design professions, land-use policy, the role of education, and more. This quarterly publication includes peer-reviewed science articles, perspectives and notes, book reviews, abstracts of restoration ecology progress published elsewhere, and announcements of scientific and professional meetings.

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Ecological Restoration is an official partner journal of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER).


2020 Clarivate Journal Citation Reports Impact Factor: 1.432


"Ecological Restoration was instrumental in awakening restoration in North America, and prospers as an invaluable publication for those whose approach to restoring ecosystems includes ecology, culture and all that goes into making a project successful."—Eric Higgs, author of "Nature By Design"


"Ecological Restoration brings together the two essential components of restoration: science and community. This journal speaks to people and the process of making restoration happen as well as the monitoring and research that underpin it."Leslie Sauer, author of "The Once and Future Forest"


Special Issues

Urban Ecological Restoration, Ecological Restoration, vol. 26 #3
Climate Change and Restoration, Ecological Restoration, vol. 27 #3
Education and Outreach in Ecological Restoration, Ecological Restoration, vol. 28 #2
Restoration in Mexico, Ecological Restoration, vol. 28 #3
Protection and Restoration—Are We Having an Effect?, Ecological Restoration, vol. 29 #12
The Design of Ecological Corridors, Ecological Restoration, vol. 30 #4
Status and Challenges of Grassland Restoration in the United States, Ecological Restoration, vol. 31 #2
Restoration for Whom? Ecological Restoration, vol. 39 #1–2



2015 Communications Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects


Join Our Community of Manuscript Reviewers

We are a peer-reviewed journal and every submission receives a careful evaluation from knowledgeable scientists or practitioners of restoration. As our field grows and the number of submissions rises, we have an urgent need for more manuscript reviewers. We particularly need specialists in grassland ecology, coastal ecology, and soil processes, but welcome new partners from any area of restoration.

If you would like to be considered as a reviewer for Ecological Restoration, please complete our survey.


Call for Papers

Ecological Restoration would like to foster closer links with the design community, including landscape architects. The editor, Steven Handel, is looking for landscape architects to write about their projects for the journal. Click here to read the notice as published in Landscape Architecture Magazine, December 2011. For more information, or to propose an article, contact the editorial staff at



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Members of California Society for Ecological Restoration (SERCAL), American Society of Reclamation Sciences (ASRS), and Friends of the UW Arboretum receive a special discount rate by checking the appropriate box when placing an order online. No discount code is needed.

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Available on Project MUSE and JSTOR

Project Muse

Online access to Ecological Restoration from vol. 28, 2010, is available as part of the Project MUSE collections.


All back issues of Ecological Restoration from Vol. 1, 1981 are available through the JSTOR digital archive.



Related Books

Pioneers of Ecological Restoration: The People and the Legacy of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, by Franklin E. Court