Share your expertise with colleagues in the land management community!
The Call for Abstracts will open April 22. Deadline June 1.
We expect 250+ land managers and researchers to gather in Riverside 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 poster presenters to interact with attendees. Our Student Paper and Poster Contest invites undergrads, grad students and recent graduates to enter with a chance to win a $250 honorarium for the top paper and top poster (apply on the Abstract Form). Student registration is subsidized and limited travel stipends will be available from the Cal-IPC Student Section.
We invite talks and posters covering a wide range of topics related to invasive plant biology and management, including:
- Land management – tools and tactics, project planning, measuring results, prescribed grazing
- Restoration and recovery – fire recovery, grasslands, wetlands, aquatic systems, coastal sage scrub
- Research – plant traits and life cycles, population ecology, soil health
- Ecological interactions – habitat dynamics, rare plant protection, re-invasion
- Community outreach – messaging, volunteer coordination, youth engagement
Inclusivity – non-traditional career pathways, broadening the conservation field, diverse audiences
- And more…
We’re also including 5-minute speed talks on New Tools or New Research. This will be a way for students to present preliminary research, and those with new tools to give a short primer on their idea. Please indicate 5-minute speed talk on your abstract submission form!
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 or to speed talks.
- 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.
Thank you for helping to strengthen the California stewardship community!
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