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 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.

  • 2019 UERC Symposium - February 11, 2019
    17th Annual Urban Ecology & Conservation Symposium
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Portland State University
    Smith Center Ballroom
    1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR
    Call for Presentations/Posters

    The call for proposals for oral and poster presentations closed November 26, 2018.

    Relevant fields include biological, chemical, physical and social sciences, land use planning, habitat management and restoration, climate change, citizen science, and environmental education. Abstracts should focus on sharing results, lessons learned, or information about opportunities and resources.


    Online registration is available through 123Signup: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=hkzsv 

    Early registration rates through January 14, 2019 (includes lunch)
    General $45   Student: $15   Volunteer*: $10 
    *Limited number; register early and select the “volunteer” option.

    Regular registration rates January 15-28, 2019 (includes lunch)
    General: $60  Student: $15

    Late registration (including at-the-door) (does not include lunch)
    General: $60 Student: $15 

    Credit cards only. No cash or checks.

    Keynote Speakers

    This year’s keynote speakers are:

    Celeste Searles Mazzacano, Ph.D. is the owner and principal scientist of CASM Environmental, where she provides invertebrate-based environmental education, and conducts surveys and creates management plans for insects and freshwater mussels.

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

    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 8:16 AM 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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