44th Annual

Southeast Environment and Recreation Research Conference

March 26, - March 28, 2023
Asheville, NC


Abstract Deadline: December 19th, 2022 January 17th, 2023.
See: Call for Papers

The SERR conference

The Southeast Environment and Recreation Research (SERR) conference provides an exceptional opportunity for researchers and managers within the parks, recreation and environmental management fields to learn about and discuss each other's projects, research findings, and regional needs. The conference setting supports both formal presentations and informal discussions in a setting that emphasizes student engagement and development, in addition to the friendly exchange of research theories and practices.

Conference venue and lodging

We're located in downtown Asheville, walking distance to more than 200 locally-owned restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues, and less than 10 minutes from the Historic Biltmore Estate. There are multiple tap rooms to discover in Asheville's vibrant craft brewery scene, or you can kick back in our rooftop bar after a day’s hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Learn more about Asheville, NC here.

Website: DoubleTree in downtown Asheville

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If preferred, guests can call 1-800-445-8667 and ask for the Group Rate (SRP CODE-SER) for the “Southeast Environment and Recreation Research (SERR) Conference”

  • Dates: Arrival Sunday, March 26, 2023 - Departure Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • Room Rate: $149 per night + 13% taxes
  • Deposit Policy: Credit Card Guarantee Required, no deposit due
  • Cancellation Policy: 48 Hours Prior to Check-In to avoid 1 Night Fee
  • Reservation Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2023

Phone: (828) 505-8500

DoubleTree in downtown Asheville


199 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801

SERR Conference Registration


Pay and Register Here.

Call for papers:

Deadline: January 17th, 2023

Sessions at SERR include empirical, conceptual, or theoretical work.


Recreation, Leisure, and Tourism
  1. Leisure and Recreation Behavior
  2. Management of Leisure Programs & Services
  3. Recreation Research Methods
  4. Diversity, Access & Recreation Participation
  5. Nature-based Travel and Tourism
  6. Outdoor Recreation and Education
  7. Park, Protected Area and Equivalent Reserves Planning & Management
  8. Hunting and Fishing Lodge Management
  9. Parks, Physical Activity and Health
  10. Recreation Ecology
  11. Recreation Economics or Policy
  12. Recreation Resource Management
  13. Therapeutic Recreation
  14. Technology in National, State, or Local Parks
Environmental Studies
  1. Sustainability
  2. Environmental Justice
  3. Conservation Social Sciences
  4. Ecosystem Services
  5. Climate Adaptation
  6. Conservation Biology
  7. Human dimensions of natural resources
  8. Natural resources management (forest, wildlife, fisheries, and watershed)
  9. Multi- and Interdisciplinary research processes

Student Scholarships:

Scholarships will return for 2023

Thanks to the generous support of conference sponsors and the annual silent auction proceeds, we are offering a limited number of student scholarships for undergraduate and/or graduate students to attend this year's SERR conference. The scholarship amounts will vary but will only cover a portion of the costs of attending the conference (registration, travel, etc.). Interested students should email a one-page letter (as an attached MS Word file) to one of our conference co-chairs, (See Below) describing how they believe their academic and professional interests will be enhanced by their attendance.

Contact Information

Please direct any questions regarding the conference to one of this year's conference co-chairs:

Dr. Wayde Morse: [email protected]

Dr. Taylor Stein: [email protected]