Information for Presenters

Share your work with California stewardship colleagues!

2016 poster session

Abstracts due June 1, 2017

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 3 minutes for questions. Our designated poster session allows 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)

Note that:

  • 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

  1. Read the Instructions for Presenters.
  2. Fill out the Abstract Form as instructed.
  3. Email your completed Abstract Form to by June 1.

Presenters will be notified of acceptance and scheduling in July.

Thank you for helping to strengthen the California stewardship community!