Share your work with California stewardship colleagues!
The Call for Abstracts will open in April. Check back for updates.
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. Potential topics:
- 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)
- 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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