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Cal-IPC Symposium 2018 Poster session

Attendees connect during the poster discussion session. Photo: Claire F. Meyler

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. 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. Session topics include:

  • New research on plant life cycles, plant traits, or soils
  • Restoration and recovery (fire recovery, grasslands, wetlands & aquatics, uplands)
  • Land management issues (grazing, evaluating success, lessons learned, methods, new tools & tactics)
  • Interactions in habitats (rare plants and other invasives)
  • Community & Outreach (communications, volunteers & youth)
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in land management

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 or 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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