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 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 lunch-and-learn presentations throughout the year.  We host a mailing list, so please sign up if you'd like to be notified of upcoming events!


  • 2019 UERC Symposium - February 11, 2019
    Please save the date for the 2019 UERC Symposium, which has been scheduled for February 11, 2019 at the Portland State University, Smith Center Ballroom, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR.

    We've confirmed our keynote speakers! 

    Robert Michael Pylelepidopterist, writer, teacher, and founder of the Xerces Society (https://www.facebook.com/Robert-Michael-Pyle-293832101900/

    Celeste Mazzacano, Staff Scientist and Aquatic Program Director for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

    Proceedings from past symposia can be found under the Annual Symposia link to the left.
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 3:19 PM by uerc pdx
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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.
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