The 25th Annual Conference of the California Society for Ecological Restoration 9–11 may 2018 at marina Village in San Diego, California  

In the Blink of an Eye…

ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM for technical and poster presentations:

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Please use the form below to submit your technical or poster abstract for the 2018 SERCAL Conference. Technical Session abstracts are closed as of 3:20pm PST March 21 and Poster Session abstracts are due 23 March. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact Julie at

Your accepted abstract will allow you to register at a substantial presenter discount. It’s our way of saying thanks!  But please register during early registration!

Name *
Clearly summarize your presentation in 10 key words or less
Include your affiliation and the best means of contacting you (address, phone, email) for further information. In the case of multiple authors, designate the presenter with an asterisk (*) after their name and use superscript numbers to identify each author’s affiliation and contact information.
Concentrate on results and conclusions using 250 words max. It should fit within a technical session (see below).
Desired Session *
Please select one session that you feel best fits your abstract.

The Finer Details: Abstracts

The following is an example of a well-crafted abstract, in fact an abstract for an award-winning poster at our 2011 Conference in San Diego… even though the full title is longer than 10 words: 

Saving Time, Money and the Bay: How Save The Bay Successfully Manages a Community-based Wetland Restoration Program. Laura Wainer, Save The Bay, 350 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 900, Oakland 94612.

Ecological restoration by volunteers is often associated with inefficiencies and inefficacies. Contrary to this stereotype, for over ten years Save The Bay, San Francisco has used over 50,000 community volunteers to successfully restore transition zone salt marsh habitat throughout the San Francisco Bay Estuary. We present here ten years of tidal salt marsh enhancement data to indicate the success of Save The Bay’s Community-based Restoration program. Lessons learned from analysis of this data have been used to adaptively manage our restoration efforts, increase productivity associated with utilizing volunteers, and to project a timeframe for meeting our goals. We assess our restoration efforts by measuring non-native plant reduction, native plant coverage, non-native to native plant ratio, habitat use by sensitive species, acreage, and maintenance. We depict quantitative data that indicate the financial, organizational and volunteer resources necessary for successful habitat enhancement. We conclude with recommendations for other community-based restoration programs.