Urban Ecology Research Consortium of Portland/Vancouver

UERC is a consortium of people from various 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 of people that collect and use ecological data in the Portland/Vancouver area.

The mission of the UERC is to advance the state of the science of urban ecosystems and improve our understanding of them, with a focus on the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan region, by fostering communication and collaboration among researchers, managers and citizens at academic institutions, public agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations, and other interested groups.

The role of the UERC is not to provide a political or advocacy platform, but rather to offer 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 brown bag presentations throughout the year.  We host a mailing list, so please sign up if you'd like to be notified of upcoming events!

Next annual symposium

  • Urban Ecology & Conservation Symposium 2015
    Our 13th Annual symposium will take place on Monday February 9, 2015, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    at Portland State University, Smith Center Ballroom. A draft agenda is available here.

    Online registration closed Feb 2, but you can still register at the event itself (see PDF flier on the symposium page). A campus map with the location of the Smith Center, nearest MAX stop, and parking locations is here. Additional information about parking on campus is here.

    Our keynote speakers have been announced! Marina Alberti (University of Washington Department of Urban Design and Planning) will speak in the morning on "Eco-evolutionary dynamics on an urban planet," and Scott Hoffman Black (Executive Director of Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation) will speak in the afternoon on "Bringing back the pollinators."
    Posted Feb 3, 2015, 1:54 PM by uerc pdx
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UERC Symposium and Presenter Photos

Upcoming brown bag talks

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.