Biotropica director Nigel Tucker has been appointed to the board of the Society for Ecological Restoration Australia (SERA) – the Australian chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration International (SERI). He will be responsible for promoting the Society’s charter across the Australian tropics, with a particular brief to expand the Society’s activities across the Pacific Rim and Melanesia. Nigel’s experience in this area is well known. He will be joined in this work by long time friend and colleague Dr David Lamb, formerly of the University of Queensland and a long term advocate of tropical restoration. Nigel will also be responsible for communicating with industry sectors including researchers, practitioners and community/NGO organisations. The new SERA board boasts a number of highly experienced researchers and mangers, with an impressive array of skills in ecosystem restoration and management.