Call for Papers

The Committee invites the submission of abstracts for the Resilient Landscapes for the Biodiversity Conference to be held in Perth, Western Australia, 15 – 17 September 2021.

Submissions are welcome for poster, 5-minute speed talk or 15-minute presentations and must be relevant to one of the six themes below.

Theme 1: Indigenous Stewardship

  • An Indigenous Lens
  • Successful Indigenous Land Use
  • Use of Plant Resources
  • The Importance of Our Seas and Waterways
  • Indigenous Knowledge in Modern Day Science

Theme 2: Our Biodiversity Assets

  • Conserving and managing WA’s Biodiverse Hotspot in an Evolving World
  • Valuing the Great and the Small
  • Learning from Failure

Theme 3: Trends and Conditions

  • Ecosystem Baselines
  • Applying Values to Our Landscapes
  • Monitoring for the Future
  • Resilient ecosystems, healthy communities and prosperous economies

Theme 4: Threats and Their Impact

  • Overcoming Threats to Biodiversity
    – The Global Solution
    – The Local solution
  • Sustainable Development and the Impact of Local Industries
  • Policy Development and Practices on Biodiversity Management

Theme 5: Restoration and Conservation

  • Bringing Biodiversity Back
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Can Industry help Conservation Goals?
  • Connecting Landscapes

Theme 6: Technology and Innovation

  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment using Big Data
  • Techniques to Assess Biodiversity
  • Environmental Accounting

Important Dates

Call for papers opens

2 February 2021

Call for papers closes

28 May 2021

Notification of acceptance

18 June 2021

Submission of final abstract and biography for publication

30 July 2021

Notes for Students

The Conference Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for spoken presentations and posters from students and postdoctoral fellows. To facilitate your ability to obtain funding to attend the Conference, acceptance letters will be sent out as soon as possible.

Please let us know the following information at the time of submission of your Paper or Poster abstract:

  • The degree that you are enrolled in (Hons/MSc/PhD)
  • Your research Group Leader, School and Institution

WAMSI Grants

The Western Australian Marine Science Institution is offering grants for a limited number of Students and ECRs to cover the registration costs of this Conference. Your poster or presentation must be accepted to be eligible for this grant. Marine Science research submissions are welcome for poster, 5-minute speed talk or 15-minute presentations and must be relevant to one of the six themes listed.

WAMSI Awards

The Western Australian Marine Science Institution is offering cash awards for Students and ECRs for the best poster, 5-minute speed talk or 15-minute presentation.

Please let us know the following information at the time of submission of your Paper or Poster abstract:
  • The degree that you are enrolled in (Hons/MSc/PhD)
  • Your research Group Leader, School and Institution
  • If you wish to be considered for a grant to cover registration

Instructions for Abstracts and Papers

  • Please keep the length of your abstract to 2,000 characters (285 words) including spaces and your biographical note to 500 characters (70 words) including spaces.
  • All abstracts submitted must be original, and not have been presented before.
  • Abstracts presentation will be published online.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts must attend the conference for the paper/poster to be presented.
  • Authors are encouraged to consider how they can make their presentations engaging to the audience, and whether the topic would lend itself to an interactive format. Authors may be approached by the Program Committee to discuss alternative forms of presentation.

Instructions for Posters

Posters will be displayed in a designated space at the conference venue.  Please print and make your own assessment of readability before submission.

Poster sessions will be held from 5 – 6.30pm on Wednesday 15 September 2021. All student and postdoctoral fellow posters will be judged at this time.

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Contact Us

Conference Convenor
Susan Marie, UWA
Email

Registration Queries
Julie Jerbic
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