Form Instructions

1. All abstracts must be submitted in English
2. * Indicates a required field
3. Please follow the instructions in each section when completing this form. You will receive an email containing your digital receipt verifying your submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at
4. If you have any questions, please contact

Type of Presentation

1. Invited Plenary*


1a. Contributed Presentation*

If you are not an Invited Plenary, please rank your presentation type preference. We will do our best to accommodate your preference, which will be determined through the review of all submitted abstracts. If you are an Invited plenary please leave ranks as N/A

Rank 1: Contributed OralContributed PosterN/A
Rank 2: Contributed OralContributed PosterN/A

Note: The Program Planning Committee reserves the right to request that authors of contributed abstracts change the format of their presentation depending on the material to be presented and/or room capacity considerations at the venue. If you require the inclusion of a short video in your presentation, please contact us directly at

2. My Presentation Was Invited as Part of a Symposium or Workshop.*


If you answered YES, please indicate the title of the session and the name of the session organizer(s).

Session Organizer(s)

Presentation Information

3. Title of Presentation (maximum 30 words)*

Please format your title using sentence case, and capitalize proper nouns/adjectives as well as the first word following a colon.
(Example: Towards shrubland restoration on the Arabian Peninsula: The potential for large-scale restoration in the Middle East.)

4. Abstract (maximum of 250 words)*

Provide a concise statement of the topic or issue to be discussed, followed by the question or objective underlying the project or study. Then present the methods, key findings and conclusions. (see an example here) Note: Your abstract will be reproduced in the conference materials exactly as submitted.

5. Session Theme*

If yours is a contributed abstract, please help us place your presentation into the most appropriate session by indicating up to three themes that are most relevant to your work. Refer to this list of session themes.

Presenting Author

Your name and institutional affiliation will be reproduced in the conference program book as submitted here. We do not recommend translating affiliations or addresses into English. All communications regarding your abstract will be directed to the email address provided below.

7. I am currently a student and would like my presentation to be a candidate for best student paper or poster*


8. I am willing to serve as a moderator for a contributed session*


Contributing Authors

Please list all co-authors (including the presenting author) in the order you would like them to appear in conference materials.

List Co-Authors

Abstracts will be published in a proceedings, along with a print resolution images of any poster or slides given during an oral presentation. We will accept posters or slides in *.pdf format only, and these must be legible if viewed at 8.5” x 11” paper size. These must be provided to the session moderators before or at the time of the presentation, but will not be accepted afterwards to ease the work of the Proceedings Committee.