Each year, NAISMA hosts an annual conference connecting terrestrial and aquatic invasive species management, research, policy, and outreach initiatives and opportunities across North America.
2020 NAISMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
October 6-8, 2020: Whitefish, Montana
Call for Abstracts
Submissions are due Friday, April 17, 2020 by 11:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
(Submission deadline has been extended by 2 weeks.)
The 2020 North American Invasive Species Management Association – Montana Invasive Species Council Joint Conference will cover all categories of invasive organisms in North America (aquatic and terrestrial plants, animals, insects, pests, and pathogens) with emphasis on Western habitats.
The conference’s purpose is to improve management, prevention, control and mitigation of invasive species. It is geared toward a broad audience to foster connecting science, policy, management, and outreach efforts. Attendees will include land managers, agriculture and natural resource professionals, researchers, students, foresters, environmental consultants, private landowners, conservation group leaders, and non-governmental organizations.
If you are interested in proposing a special session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. If approved, session organizers will be given specific abstract submission guidelines for presenters.
All prospective presenters (including regular and special sessions) must submit abstracts by the abstract deadline.
A program committee will review and approve abstracts. Acceptance will be based on the quality of the written abstract, its relevance to the conference’s session topics, and receipt of abstract by the deadline. Oral presentation slots are limited. Oral presentation authors are asked in the abstract submission form to consider 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. Selected poster presenters will be given the opportunity to provide a one-minute overview of their presentation in a poster presentation summary session.
Conference sessions will be organized around themes and topics below. Please choose the best option that describes your presentation from the list of themes here. Use the topic areas under the themes as examples of presentation topic areas.
The topics listed under each theme below are intended to be ideas and examples and are not comprehensive. Authors are invited to submit presentations on topics not listed here if they are relevant to invasive species concerns in the Western or North America as a whole.
Advances in Control and Management
Novel Approaches and Technology
Policy, Legislation and Economics
Social and Human Dimensions of Invasive Species
Monitoring and How to Improve It
Abstracts may be submitted for oral presentations or posters. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Authors should carefully edit their abstracts before submission. The conference will not be responsible for editing abstracts. Submit abstracts ready for publication following the guidelines below.
Click here to go to the abstract submission form.
- Title: Submit the title exactly as it will appear in the program.
- Authors: If there are more than three authors, list remaining authors, including affiliation, in the “Additional Authors” field. If there are multiple authors, please place an asterisk (*) after the name of the presenter. Including full contact information: affiliation, address, phone number, and email address.
- Body of abstract: Body of abstract should be a single paragraph and provide a brief description of the project, methods, results, and conclusions as appropriate to the topic.
- Names of organisms: All organisms must be listed first by their common name with scientific names in parentheses. Subsequent references can be by common name.
- Names and application rates of pesticides: When referring to pesticides, initial reference should be to their active ingredients (e.g., in Herbicide Handbook, Weed Science Society of America). Trade names can be used subsequently. Rates and units of measurement should be clear.
- Numbers and units: Use either Imperial or metric units, but do not mix them.
- Biographical sketch: Please provide a brief biographical sketch (bio) 150 words or less that outlines the presenter’s expertise relative to the presentation. Bios will be provided to conference attendees.
Authors of accepted abstracts are responsible for registration fees and travel expenses. Registration fees for presenters will not be reduced or waived.
Guidelines for Presentations:
Oral presentations will be 20 minutes long unless otherwise instructed by conference organizers. Upon acceptance of abstracts, authors will be notified of the duration of their presentation. All presentations must be in PowerPoint (.pptx). Presenters will be instructed on how to submit their presentation files before the conference. Presentation files will be deleted from all computers immediately after the conference and will not be shared without author permission.
Poster presentations must not exceed 48 x 48 inches.
For questions on abstract submission or presentation guidelines: