Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission

Please note that abstract submission is only available via the symposium website.

Abstracts need to be submitted by the primary presenting author of the paper. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for consideration, please complete the following steps:

1. Read the General Policies and Requirements for Submission of Abstracts.

2. Save the Abstract Template to your computer and use this to prepare your abstract.

3. Write your abstract using the Microsoft Word template, adhering to the formatting guidelines. Save your abstract on your computer, in an easy to find location. Please note that abstract titles should be a maximum of 12 words, and abstract text should be a maximum of 250 words.

4. Ensure you have a short biography (max 50 words) for yourself, the main presenting author.

5. Click on the “Submit Abstract” button and follow the instructions given.

If you experience any difficulties with the abstract submission process, or have any questions, please contact Jayne Hindle at East Coast Conferences by emailing or by calling +61 2 6650 9800 or +61 423 497 038.

General Policies and Requirements for Submission of Abstracts

  • All abstracts must be submitted through the ‘Abstract Submission Portal’ on the symposium website.
  • Abstract submissions should be prepared using the abstract template provided. Do not include pictures or images. Tables should be in text form only.
  • Abstracts should be written in English, with a maximum of 250 words.
  • The main presenting author must submit the abstract. A maximum of 2 abstracts per presenting author will be allowed.
  • All presenters must register and pay to attend the symposium by 15 June 2023.
  • Normal registration rates apply for presenters.
  • Presentations must be delivered in person. There is no option for online or virtual presentations, apart from Virtual Excursions.

Presentation Types

  • Oral Presentation (15 minute presentation with 5 minutes Q&A)
  • Speed Presentation (3 minutes, no Q&A)
  • Poster only (Electronic or hard copy, guidelines provided on acceptance)
  • Poster with Speed Presentation (3 minutes)

Presentation Topics:

Open Forum
Virtual Excursions (particularly for young scientists and new commencing projects)
Special Sessions

  • Alpine vegetation and climate change
  • Asian biodiversity in the Anthropocene
  • Classification of the world’s biomes
  • Climate change impacts on ecosystems, communities and populations
  • Conservation prioritisation
  • Consultant contributions to vegetation conservation into the 22nd century
  • Covert vegetation – understanding and managing propagule banks in dynamic ecosystems
  • Cultural burning
  • Ecological connectivity – how it all comes together
  • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia: evolution, threats and management
  • Grazing management and biodiversity conservation
  • Historical vegetation ecology in the southern hemisphere: exchanging experience and perspectives
  • Impacts of megafires on biota
  • Indigenous stewardship and vegetation management of natural areas
  • Integrated vegetation data for New South Wales
  • International vegetation classification
  • Managing fire in a warming planet
  • Managing vegetation for ecosystem service provision
  • Miyawaki mini forests and smart green networks based on vegetation science
  • Monitoring biodiversity
  • NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust – private land conservation
  • Offsets and vegetation management
  • Plant community responses to extreme drought: current understanding and future prospects
  • Plant genomics, conservation and management
  • Protected area management for the 22nd century
  • Refugia: identification and securing for the future
  • Remote sensing techniques in state-wide vegetation monitoring
  • Revegetation for ecosystem service provision
  • Role of vegetation ecology in the nature-positive economy
  • Shields of green – riparian vegetation in embattled landscapes
  • Technological advances in monitoring vegetation
  • Tree dieback
  • Vegetation classification systems from local to global scales: understanding vegetation dynamics, integrating ecological processes and predicting future scenarios in changing environments
  • Vegetation decline and its mitigation
  • Vegetation futures
  • Vegetation management in agricultural landscapes
  • Vegetation mapping
  • Vegetation on farms as natural capital

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