Source: California Invasive Plant Council
URL of this page: http://www.cal-ipc.org/symposia/presenters.php
Information for Symposium Presenters
Share your work with California stewardship colleagues!
Abstracts due June 1
Some 300 land managers and researchers will gather in Palm Springs this October to share the latest on invasive plant biology and management. Contributed papers receive 15 minutes for a talk plus 5 minutes for questions. Our designated poster session allow sposter presenters to interact with attendees. Graduate students, undergraduates, and recent graduates (within 6 months after graduation) are encouraged to enter our Student Paper and Poster Contest, which recognizes the top presenters with a $250 honorarium (apply on the Abstract Form).
We welcome presentations on all aspects of invasive plant biology and management, including:
- Weed control projects or research from diverse habitats (aquatic, riparian, grassland, coastal, forest, desert...)
- Management tools (mechanical, chemical, biological, cultural...)
- Mapping, including aerial approaches using UAVs and helicopters
- Prioritization strategies and measuring success
- Working across boundaries including jurisdictional, geographical, cultural and other boundaries
- Traditional ecological knowledge
- Interactions with fire, water, and wildlife
- Right-of-way management
- Reporting back on long-term projects
- Coordinating volunteers and communicating with the public
- Planning, permitting and funding
- Climate adaptation and range modeling
- Novel ecosystems, functional groups, and role of non-natives in restoration
- and more...
Presentations at the Cal-IPC Symposium are selected to provide a useful and diverse educational forum. Each presentation should:
- Connect how the speaker's management experience or research results may be used by attendees
- Clearly define goals and rationale
- Describe specifics about treatment (for instance, application rate of an herbicide)
- Talks and posters may not promote commercial products or services (promotional materials can be distributed by a sponsor at their exhibit)
- We receive more abstracts than can be accommodated in the oral paper sessions, so some submissions may be asked to move to the poster session
- The Society for Conservation Biology has useful tips for preparing conference abstracts and presentations (scroll down the page).
- Presentations from previous Symposia are available in the Symposium archive.
To submit an abstract
- Read the Instructions for Presenters.
- Fill out the Abstract Form as instructed.
- Email your completed Abstract Form to email@example.com by June 1.
Presenters will be notified of acceptance and scheduling in July.
Thank you for helping to strengthen the California stewardship community!