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August 21-25, 2011
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Call for Abstracts
Submission Deadline: January 21, 2011

Join us at NCER '11 for five days of presentations in eight program tracks, workshops, poster sessions, field trips and coffee-house discussions dedicated to current topics in ecosystem restoration. We’ll explore the roles of policy, planning, science and management in establishing goals and performance expectations for achieving successful and sustainable ecosystem restoration.

All individuals working in ecosystem restoration are invited to submit abstracts describing their efforts, science, projects and results. Oral and poster presentations will be selected from abstract submissions, and abstracts from all presentations will be published online in the conference book of abstracts. Poster presentations will be divided into two sessions and formal poster sessions will be held for each grouping to allow maximum time for discussion with individual authors.

Below is a detailed list of topics. You will be asked to identify which topic is most applicable to your work outlined in your abstract submission when filling out the online form, so please take a moment to review this list in advance and select a topic.


  • Adaptive Management toward Restoration Objectives

  • Chesapeake Bay

  • Climate Change and Restoration Goals

  • Coastal Habitat Restoration

  • Comparison and Contrast of Restoration Programs

  • Design for Climate Change: Terrestrial, Riverine, and Coastal Ecosystems

  • Ecosystem Goods and Services

  • Ecosystem Restoration on Private Lands

  • Ecosystem Restoration Program Management and Large-Scale Project Implementation

  • Ecosystems of National Signficiance

  • Environmental Benefits

  • Estuarine Ecosystem Restoration

  • Federal Principles and Guidelines and Ecosystem Restoration

  • Governance and Management Decision Making

  • Implementation and Political Challenges to Ecosystem Restoration Programs

  • Instream and Freshwater Inflow Development

  • Invasive Species

  • Integration of Science and Engineering in Ecosystem Restoration Programs

  • International Ecosystem Restoration

  • Legal Issues in Ecosystem Restoration

  • Louisiana Coastal Restoration

  • Mapping/Remote Sensing

  • New Planning Approaches Cumulative Response and Socioeconomic Considerations

  • Riverine Recovery

  • Role of Fire in Ecosystem Restoration

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Perspectives

  • Upland Habitat Restoration

  • Urban Ecosystem Restoration

  • USDA NRCS Mississippi River Basin Initiative

  • Water Quality Nutrients Contaminants and Sustainable Sediment Management

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: If you wish to make an oral or poster presentation, please submit an abstract no later than January 21, 2011. Abstracts MUST be submitted ONLINE via this web site.

Abstract Preparation and Formatting Instructions:

CLICK links below to view a perfectly formatted abstract:
    Word Document | PDF

  • 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:

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:

CLICK links below to view a perfectly formatted abstract:
    Word Document | PDF

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. It is your responsibility to follow-up and contact the organizers if you do not receive an email confirming your submission. For questions or to verify the status of your abstract contact: Beth Miller-Tipton, Tel: 352-392-5930; Email:

Online Abstract Submission


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