Information for Presenters

Share your work with California stewardship colleagues!

Attendees connect during the poster discussion session. Photo: Drew Kerr

Attendees connect during the poster discussion session. Photo: Drew Kerr

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. 

Some 300 land managers and researchers will gather in Monterey this November 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. 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:

  • Revival of Weed Management Areas
  • Economic impact of invasive plants
  • Weed control projects or research from diverse habitats (aquatic, riparian, grassland, coastal, forest, desert…)
  • Diversity and inclusion in land management
  • Fire ecology and post-fire recovery
  • Restoration approaches
  • Aerial mapping and management
  • Management tools (mechanical, chemical, biological, cultural…)
  • Outreach and communication
  • Other invasive species (such as nutria, water snakes, and shot hole borers)
  • and much more

This year, 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)

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.

Thank you for helping to strengthen the California stewardship community!

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