Call for Abstracts

  • Call for abstracts for new talks are open for individual oral presentations, lightning talks and poster presentations.
  • 5 February 2023, 11:59pm (UTC+0): Call for all abstracts close.

The Scientific Program Committee is inviting abstracts for new individual oral presentations, lightning talks and poster presentations, as well as accepted symposia, training courses and workshops to be held at SER2023, the 10th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. The conference will be held in person on 26-30 September 2023 in Darwin, Australia with a separate opportunity for virtual participation and content delivery at a Western Hemisphere time zone-friendly time during the week of 6 November 2023. The structure and duration of the virtual component will depend on the number of accepted proposals and abstracts. The theme for the conference is Nature and people as one: celebrating and restoring connection.”

All abstracts, whether for the in person or virtual component of SER2023, must be submitted through the online system. Deadline for submission is 5 February 2023. Though SER is still in the process of developing our first hybrid (virtual & in-person) conference, the in-person and virtual programming will not be delivered simultaneously. The in-person event will not include any opportunities for simultaneous virtual participation with the possible exception of keynote presentations. That said, all conference delegates, whether registered for in person (inclusive of virtual) or virtual only (exclusive of in person), will have access to all conference presentations.

SER2023 focuses on the connection between culture and nature, including the role of restoration in enhancing and rebuilding that connection, while also elevating the value of traditional and local ecological knowledge and practice. Recognizing the value of diversity not just in the natural, but also the human world, and consistent with SER’s emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. SER not only welcomes, but strongly encourages a diversity of perspective and representation throughout the conference.

 

Submit Now!

 

Call for Abstracts

SER is accepting abstracts for a variety of presentations at SER2023. When you submit your abstract, you will have the option to select your first choice for oral (regular or lightning talk) or poster presentation. If you are submitting an abstract for an invited talk, you will select oral presentation and follow the prompts for symposia or workshops. In addition, when you submit your abstract, you will be asked whether you are currently planning to attend the conference virtually or in person. You do NOT need to make a final decision until you register, but this early projection is important for our planning purposes. Space will be limited at the in-person conference.
  • Oral presentations: Speakers will each have 15 minutes for their presentations (10-12 minutes for their talk and 3-5 minutes for questions).
  • Lightning Talks: These talks are both time and slide limited (e.g. 5 minutes; no more than 7 slides (guidance not yet finalized). Speakers will not be allowed to exceed their allotted time. Several lightning talks will be presented in succession, and then there will be a general question and answer period at the end. SER will try to group common themes together for lightning talk sessions.
  • Posters: Posters focus on a wide range of ecological restoration topics. There will be one or two poster sessions during the conference and poster authors will be expected to be available to discuss/answer questions about their research during the poster session. We are exploring mechanisms to provide poster presenters with the ability to record a very short explanation of their poster for the on-demand virtual part of the conference (e.g. max 3 minutes).
  • All abstracts must be submitted through the online submission form below no later than 5 February 2023.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by members of the Program Committee. All abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Scientific merit, with emphasis on new research results, cutting-edge developments, novel perspectives, and innovative or interdisciplinary approaches
  • Clear relevance to either the conference theme or sub-themes
  • Broad applicability for restoration professionals working in a variety of contexts, ecosystems, or geographical locations
  • Submission of a complete and compelling abstract
  • Biome: Arid/Semi-arid lands
  • Biome: Forest
  • Biome: Grassland
  • Biome: Riparian/Aquatic/Freshwater/Wetland
  • Biome: Coastal/Marine
  • Making an Impact: Agricultural lands
  • Making an Impact: Carbon, food, and human wellbeing
  • Making an Impact: Climate
  • Making an Impact: Endangered and threatened species
  • Making an Impact: Forestry
  • Making an Impact: Mining, oil, and gas
  • Making an Impact: Other
  • Making an Impact: Policy, law, and economics
  • Making an Impact: UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
  • Making an Impact: Urban
  • Restoration in Practice: Databases and tools
  • Restoration in Practice: Ecosystem services
  • Restoration in Practice: Fire
  • Restoration in Practice: Funding and Finance
  • Restoration in Practice: Indigenous led restoration
  • Restoration in Practice: Indigenous values in restoration
  • Restoration in Practice: Integration across scales
  • Restoration in Practice: Methods and technology
  • Restoration in Practice: Monitoring
  • Restoration in Practice: Other
  • Restoration in Practice: Scaling up
  • Restoration in Practice: Science communication
  • Restoration in Practice: Seed and plant materials (e.g., technology, sourcing, genetics, climate adaptation)
  • Restoration in Practice: Social dimensions
  • Restoration in Practice: Soils
  • Restoration in Practice: Standards and evidence-based restoration

 

Submit Now!