3rd National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration
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Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 30, 2009


The primary focus of NCER 09 is to share lessons-learned from the conduct of large-scale and small-scale ecosystem restoration programs both in the U.S. and internationally. Technical sessions will focus on six primary themes:


● Ecosystem Restoration at the Watershed Scale


● New Planning Approaches to Achieve Ecosystem Restoration


● Science and Engineering Integration


● Linking Monitoring Results with Management Decision-making


● Urban Ecosystem Restoration


● Ecosystem Goods and Services


CLICK HERE to view a PDF of detailed subtopics within each program theme.


All individuals interested in ecosystem restoration are invited to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation. Oral and poster presentations will be selected from abstract submissions, and abstracts from all presentations will be included in the conference book of abstracts. The abstract book will ONLY BE PUBLISHED ONLINE this year as we strive to make NCER as environmentally conscious as possible.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: If you wish to make an oral or poster presentation, please submit an abstract no later than January 30, 2009. Abstracts MUST be submitted ONLINE via this web site.


Abstract Preparation and Formatting Instructions:


IMPORTANT NOTE: Use of MS Office 2007 is not standard with many federal agencies. Therefore, we have been asked to only accept MS Office 2003 files to facilitate access of abstract files during the review process.


• Abstracts should be no longer than ONE page in length. No graphs or figures should be included.


• Set margins at 1", top, bottom and sides and use Times Roman font at a size of 12 points.


• Type abstract title flush left on a line.


Type abstract title in upper and lower case, standard title format.
EXAMPLE: Effects of Temperature Gradations on Pinion Pine Viability


• Use the following formatting within titles: italics (for scientific names), subscript (for scientific formulas and superscript mathematic equations), etc.


• List the senior author first and Bold the presenting author


• Identify author affiliations using superscript numeral references (See sample below)


• Do not include professional titles of the authors. Include ONLY the affiliation name, city, state and country in abstract listing. (Please do not include full mailing address at the top of the abstract.)


• Type the body of the abstract single spaced without indents or tabs. DOUBLE SPACE BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS.


• Apply bolding, italics, underlining, superscripts and subscripts in your main text as you want it to appear in your final abstract.


• Include full contact information for the presenting author at the very end of the abstract as follows:


Contact Information: J. Mark Genesis, Department of Ecology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA, Phone: 510-555-5555, Fax: 510-555-5000, Email: jgf@mynet.net


Sample Abstract:


Effects of Temperature Gradations on Pinion Pine Viability


Terry R. Brown1, J. Mark Genesis1, and S. Busch2

1Department of Ecology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

2Department of Soil Science, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, England


This is the abstract main text. Do not tab or indent. Double space between paragraphs. Apply bold, italics, underlines, superscripts and subscripts as appropriate. Use Times Roman font (or other serif, proportional font) at a size of 12 points.


List senior author first. Bold presenter. Group authors by affiliation. Do not include professional titles. Type affiliation below author lines. Include only the affiliation name, city, state and country in abstract listing.


Contact Information: J. Mark Genesis, Department of Ecology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA, Phone: 510-555-5555, Fax: 510-555-5000, Email: jgf@mynet.net


The Abstract Submission Process Consists of Completing FOUR Consecutive Steps:


Step 1. Review and Follow Abstract Preparation and Submission Instructions


Step 2. Submit Presenter Profile Information (no typos please)


Step 3. Upload Abstract File (Only MSOffice 2003 Word Versions accepted)


Step 4. Print Abstract Submittal Confirmation Form


After you have successfully completed the first three steps, a confirmation form will be instantly generated on your screen confirming receipt of your abstract. Please keep a copy of this form on file for your records. You will also receive an email confirmation, which we suggest you keep a copy on file in your NCER FOLDER so you have immediate access to your submission information.


If you do not receive a confirmation form, the submission did not go through. For questions or to verify the status of your abstract contact: Beth Miller-Tipton, Tel: 352-392-5930; Email: bmt@ufl.edu






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