Urban Ecosystem Research Consortium of Portland/Vancouver

Photo from Oaks Bottom to central Portland, by Mike Houck, Urban Greenspaces
Photo: From Oaks Bottom to central Portland (Credit: Mike Houck, Urban Greenspaces)

UERC is a consortium of people from educational institutions, state and federal agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations and businesses, as well as independent professionals and students, interested in supporting urban ecosystem research and creating an information sharing network to collect, share, and use ecological data in the Portland/Vancouver area.

The mission of UERC is to improve ecological and human health in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan region by advancing the science and understanding of urban ecosystems and by fostering communication and collaboration among a network of researchers, professionals, other interested groups and our community. 

UERC does not provide a political or advocacy platform, but rather offers a forum for professionals to exchange and discuss information regarding urban ecology and its application to relevant fields.

The major activities of UERC include an annual symposium in January/February, and lunch-and-learn presentations throughout the year.  We are building a searchable archive of abstracts from the symposia at https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/uerc/We also host a listserve mailing list, so please sign up if you'd like to exchange information related to urban ecology in the Portland/Vancouver region.

  • Urban Ecology & Conservation Symposium 2021

    hummingbird feeding young in wildfire smoke


    Mon March 1st and Tue March 2nd 
    (Mon afternoon & Tue morning) 


    Virtual (platform TBD)

    Call for Abstracts

    Due Dec 1, submit here: 




    Keynote Speakers

    We're working on it...

    Posted Nov 17, 2020, 9:48 AM by uerc pdx
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  • Lunch & Learn 2019 2019 First Friday Lunch ‘n Learn speaker series schedule The “First Friday” lunch-and-learn series features topics that Urban Ecology and Conservation Symposium attendees indicated they most wanted to ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2019, 7:29 AM by uerc pdx
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UERC PDX Calendar

The UERC listserver (email list), hosted by OSU, is intended to facilitate communication among those interested in urban ecology. To learn how to Join, click here.
Subpages (1): Lunch & Learn