Texas Plant Conservation Conference

Texas Plant Conservation Conference

September 19-21, 2018

Texas Plant Conservation Conference 2018

"Collaborate"

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to invite you to attend the 2018 biennial meeting of the Texas Plant Conservation Conference (TPCC) in Fort Worth, Texas. This year we will focus on COLLABORATIONS. The daunting task of protecting the native flora of Texas can only be achieved if we work together. The goal of this year’s conference is to foster communication among conservation organizations, agencies, academics, educators, and the public. Sessions will focus on increased participation and discussion, with ample opportunities to network with fellow conservationists. Bring your ideas, insights, and expertise as we tackle some of the greatest challenges facing plant conservation today.

Abstract Submission Now Open

We are currently accepting abstract submissions. The deadline for all abstracts is June 15, 2018. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, research involving conservation of rare and endemic plants, plant biogeography, genetics, demographics, reproduction, population biology, plant ecology, education and outreach activities, land management, and public involvement in plant conservation.

Presenters may choose between the following types of presentations:

  • Lightning Talks: 5-minute oral presentation; best suited for specific projects with concise research objectives. These abbreviated presentations should not try to present the full methodology and results of a project, but instead provide a concise overview with emphasis on the broader impacts for plant conservation. Lightning Talks will be grouped by theme with each thematic section ending with a group Q and A and discussion. Talks seeking feedback about upcoming projects and ideas, major difficulties, or preliminary results are encouraged.

  • Innovations in Conservation: 15-minute oral presentation; best suited for talks discussing new techniques, approaches, tools, networks, or other topics which impact conservation across the state. These talks will be limited in number. Some talks may be selected for pairing with educator-led follow-up sessions focused on translating the innovation to the K–12 classroom.

  • Poster Presentations: Poster to be showcased during the evening poster session on September 19th. Poster presenters are encouraged to deliver a lightning talk about their project as well. Posters may be presented in any language as long as an English abstract is provided on the poster.

Preparation of Abstracts

  • Indicate all presentation types you are willing to present, ranked by your preference (Lightning, Innovations, or Poster)
  • List presentation title in English
  • List author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • If there are multiple authors, indicate the presenting author with an underline
  • Use numbers to identify institutional affiliations
  • Abstract in English (250-word limit) to be included in conference program (you may submit a 2nd version of the same abstract in another language if desired)
  • Conference abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of the Texas Plant Conservation Conference. Presenters may submit an expanded abstract (500-word limit) in addition to the program abstract (250-word limit) for inclusion in the Proceedings if desired.

E-mail abstracts (Subject: TPCC Abstract) to Kim Taylor at ktaylor@brit.org

EXAMPLE

Presentation Type: 1-Lightning, 2-Poster
The Vascular Flora of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Llano and Gillespie Counties, Texas, U.S.A.
Kim Taylor1, Bob O’Kennon1

¹Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Abstract - A vascular plant survey of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Gillespie and Llano counties, Texas, was conducted from 1984 through 1994 and 2014 through 2015. The property sites near the southern edge of the Llano Uplift, a primarily granite region. A total of 450 additional taxa were documented during the study, bringing the total for the park to 948 taxa. Twenty-eight taxa are considered rare at the state or global level, including 2 state-tracked taxa. Non-native taxa comprise 12.4% of the total flora with 118 taxa, 88 of which are new additions. An overview of the plant communities in the park, as well as conservation implications will be discussed.

Program Information

September 19-21, 2018

Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Fort Worth, Texas

 

Registration Costs

Early Registration (Ends August 17, 2018)
     Regular - $150
     Student - $100

Late Registration
     Regular - $200
     Student - $150

Registration will open July 2, 2018

 

Conference organizers wish to encourage wide participation from a diverse audience and will make every attempt to address accessibility needs. If you have specific accessibility concerns, please contact Kim Taylor (ktaylor@brit.org).

Point of Contact

Kim Norton Taylor

Conservation Research Botanist

Texas Plant Conservation Conference 2018

"Collaborate"

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to invite you to attend the 2018 biennial meeting of the Texas Plant Conservation Conference (TPCC) in Fort Worth, Texas. This year we will focus on COLLABORATIONS. The daunting task of protecting the native flora of Texas can only be achieved if we work together. The goal of this year’s conference is to foster communication among conservation organizations, agencies, academics, educators, and the public. Sessions will focus on increased participation and discussion, with ample opportunities to network with fellow conservationists. Bring your ideas, insights, and expertise as we tackle some of the greatest challenges facing plant conservation today.

Abstract Submission Now Open

We are currently accepting abstract submissions. The deadline for all abstracts is June 15, 2018. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, research involving conservation of rare and endemic plants, plant biogeography, genetics, demographics, reproduction, population biology, plant ecology, education and outreach activities, land management, and public involvement in plant conservation.

Presenters may choose between the following types of presentations:

  • Lightning Talks: 5-minute oral presentation; best suited for specific projects with concise research objectives. These abbreviated presentations should not try to present the full methodology and results of a project, but instead provide a concise overview with emphasis on the broader impacts for plant conservation. Lightning Talks will be grouped by theme with each thematic section ending with a group Q and A and discussion. Talks seeking feedback about upcoming projects and ideas, major difficulties, or preliminary results are encouraged.

  • Innovations in Conservation: 15-minute oral presentation; best suited for talks discussing new techniques, approaches, tools, networks, or other topics which impact conservation across the state. These talks will be limited in number. Some talks may be selected for pairing with educator-led follow-up sessions focused on translating the innovation to the K–12 classroom.

  • Poster Presentations: Poster to be showcased during the evening poster session on September 19th. Poster presenters are encouraged to deliver a lightning talk about their project as well. Posters may be presented in any language as long as an English abstract is provided on the poster.

Preparation of Abstracts

  • Indicate all presentation types you are willing to present, ranked by your preference (Lightning, Innovations, or Poster)
  • List presentation title in English
  • List author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • If there are multiple authors, indicate the presenting author with an underline
  • Use numbers to identify institutional affiliations
  • Abstract in English (250-word limit) to be included in conference program (you may submit a 2nd version of the same abstract in another language if desired)
  • Conference abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of the Texas Plant Conservation Conference. Presenters may submit an expanded abstract (500-word limit) in addition to the program abstract (250-word limit) for inclusion in the Proceedings if desired.

E-mail abstracts (Subject: TPCC Abstract) to Kim Taylor at ktaylor@brit.org

EXAMPLE

Presentation Type: 1-Lightning, 2-Poster
The Vascular Flora of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Llano and Gillespie Counties, Texas, U.S.A.
Kim Taylor1, Bob O’Kennon1

¹Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Abstract - A vascular plant survey of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Gillespie and Llano counties, Texas, was conducted from 1984 through 1994 and 2014 through 2015. The property sites near the southern edge of the Llano Uplift, a primarily granite region. A total of 450 additional taxa were documented during the study, bringing the total for the park to 948 taxa. Twenty-eight taxa are considered rare at the state or global level, including 2 state-tracked taxa. Non-native taxa comprise 12.4% of the total flora with 118 taxa, 88 of which are new additions. An overview of the plant communities in the park, as well as conservation implications will be discussed.