CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS is now officially closed
While the official call for presentations has closed, we may be able to accommodate additional papers reporting late-breaking research or information. If you have a late-breaking abstract you wish to submit, please contact Katie Beilfuss at programs[at]wisconsinwetlands.org.
> Submission instructions and form
In 2011, Wisconsin Wetlands Association will convene members of the regional wetland community for our 16th Annual Wetland Conference, Wetlands in the Landscape, to discuss the latest in wetland science, management, restoration and protection issues. This program of this two-day conference will include topical oral sessions on the conference theme; a national Symposium, Wetland Buffers: Theory, Science, Policy and Implementation; a poster session; working groups; a banquet with speaker; and wetland field trips to Baraboo-area wetlands. Following more than a decade-long tradition, we anticipate that this year’s conference will contribute to a growing regional collaboration for protecting and conserving Wisconsin’s wetlands.
Wisconsin Wetlands Association invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at our 16th Annual Wetland Conference. We seek proposals for oral presentations or posters on wetlands research, restoration and management projects. We welcome presentations on work done in all wetland community types and from around the Midwest region, as long as the content of the presentation applies to wetlands of Wisconsin. We especially encourage submissions on these topics related to the theme, Wetlands in the Landscape. Abstract submissions that speak directly to the theme will be given highest priority in the review process, but we will also consider presentations on general aspects of wetland ecology and management. We encourage submission for presentations on the following topics:
- Adapting to climate change in a landscape context
- Wetland buffers in the landscape
- Wetlands in an urban and urbanizing landscape
- Assessing and planning for wetland conservation in the landscape
- Protecting and managing wetlands in a forestry context
- The role of wetlands in hazard response and emergency management
- Landscape and habitat needs for wildlife
- Wetland restoration in a landscape context
- Wildlife impacts on the wetlands landscape (e.g., deer herbivory, beaver, edge species)
- Wetlands in an agricultural landscape
- Managing and controlling invasive species in a landscape context
- Threats to the intact wetland landscape (fragmentation, pollution, extraction, etc.)
- Citizen involvement in the wetlands landscape
- Significance of wetlands in the Baraboo/Wisconsin Dells region
- Case studies for how science was used in decision-making for wetland protection and/or land use planning
Please note that presentations in the Wetland Buffer Symposium are by invitation only. We are accepting abstracts on buffer-related topics for the general session. If your presentation relates to buffer theory, science, policy, or implementation, we will forward your abstract to the symposium organizer, Dr. Ray Semlitsch, and we will work with him to make final decisions relating to these topics to prevent repetition of topics or conflicts in scheduling.
If you would like guidance on how to write your abstract such that the theme connection is clear, please contact us. If you feel that your work is timely and of interest to the wetland community, but are unsure about its relevance to our 2011 theme, please contact us to discuss options for inclusion of your work at our conference. All abstract-related inquiries should be directed to Katie Beilfuss: (608) 250-9971 or programs[at]wisconsinwetlands.org.
Oral presentations will be organized into sessions with 20 minutes allotted to each speaker (15 minute presentation, 5 minutes questions). We will provide a forum for as many presentations as possible given our schedule and space constraints. However, considering the volume of abstract submissions in recent years, we cannot guarantee acceptance. We will have a limited amount of poster space (4’H x 6’W per poster) for authors who would prefer to share their work in this format or in cases where a poster is a more appropriate medium for the presentation.
Instructions for Submitting Abstracts for Oral Presentations or Posters
> Download the Abstract Submission Form and Abstract Guidance
While the official call for presentations has closed, we may be able to accommodate additional papers reporting late-breaking research or information. If you have an abstract you wish to submit, please contact Katie Beilfuss at programs[at]wisconsinwetlands.org.
To have your wetlands work considered for inclusion in this conference, please complete an Abstract Submission Form (Excel file. 0.5MB) with a title, short abstract (limit 250 words), and A/V requirements. Electronic copies of abstracts are required -- submit your abstract by emailing your completed abstract submission form (in Excel) to programs[at]wisconsinwetlands.org. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by December 17, 2010.
We anticipate that competition for oral presentations will be greater this year than in previous years because we have fewer oral presentation time slots available in the schedule as a result of the Wetland Buffers Symposium. We anticipate being able to offer space in our poster session to presenters whose abstracts are not accepted for oral presentation.
Note: We ask that presenters register and pay registration fees in order to help cover conference costs. We encourage presenters to register by January 14, 2011, in order to receive the cheaper early bird registration rate. Presenters are offered a $15 registration discount (the equivalent of one lunch). Scholarships may be available for student presenters. Click here for registration information, including a link to our online registration system.
For more information, contact Katie Beilfuss, Outreach Programs Director, at 608-250-9971 or programs[at]wisconsinwetlands.org.