The 2019 North American Invasive Species Management Association - New York Invasive Species Research Institute Joint Conference announces a Call for Abstracts. The conference will be held September 30 - October 3, 2019 at the Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY.
The conference will cover all categories of invasive organisms (aquatic and terrestrial plants, animals, insects and pathogens) and habitats. Presentations will cover a breadth of species and issues impacting different areas of North America, highlighting efforts in the Northeast, and seek to promote information sharing and collaboration across regions.
The purpose of this conference is to provide a venue for learning about and sharing the latest research, management tools, and policy updates to inform and improve invasive species prevention, detection, control, and management outcomes on-the-ground. Presentations will be geared towards a broad audience including land managers, agriculture and natural resource professionals, researchers, students, landscape and nursery professionals, business leaders, foresters, environmental consultants, lake association members, lake improvement district professionals, private landowners, conservation group leaders, and non-governmental organizations.
Sessions will include policy, prevention, detection, control and mitigation techniques, restoration, biocontrol, prescribed fire, citizen science, climate change, decision science and other special topics.
This year's conference theme is Connecting Science to Action. The organizing committee is especially interested in presentations that provide examples of: (1) how science is being used by invasive species managers and related professionals to inform and improve management decisions, (2) how managers can inform, and are currently informing research on invasive species and (3) information on new policies, methods and technologies being used to prevent, detect, or manage invasive species.
Presenters are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations pertaining to the topics listed above as well as related invasive species management or research topics.
All general session abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline of April 3, 2019.
If you are interested in proposing a special session or workshop, please send a description of the session by email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB March 1, 2019. Once approved, special session organizers will be given specific abstract submission guidelines for presenters.
A program committee will review and approve abstracts. Acceptance will be based on the quality of the written abstract, its relevance to the conference theme and session topics, and receipt of abstract by the deadline. Oral presentation slots are limited and authors are asked to indicate whether they would be willing to present their information in poster format, in the event that the committee does not approve the abstract for a 20 minute oral presentation slot.