Texas Plant Conservation Conference 2018
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 13th. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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