Call for abstracts open!

The 11th INTECOL Scientific Programme Committee is responsible for developing the program agenda which groups oral presentations related to similar themes. The Programme Committee solicits abstracts and then uses these submissions to build unified sessions. To promote collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue, we invite you to help us develop the programme by proposing sessions related to your field of expertise.


Submission information

It is important to note the following when submitting an abstract under an accepted symposia or workshop.

Symposia is where somebody volunteers to organise and run a special session with invited speakers on a theme that fits the conference.  Symposium leads submit a proposal for a symposium that is considered for acceptance by the organising committee. The symposium lead(s) invites and organises speakers to be part of the symposium. Often there is an overview speaker who leads the symposium, and there can also be a panel discussion at the closing of the symposium. Anyone can submit an abstract under an accepted symposia, however you may not be accepted. If this is the case your abstract will then be considered for the programme.

Workshop is similar to symposia except with a more hands-on approach.  For workshops it is expected that there will be fewer oral papers and more interaction between participants.  Workshop lead(s) submit a proposal that is considered for acceptance by the organising committee.The workshop lead(s) invites and organises speakers to be part of the workshop. Anyone can submit an abstract under an accepted workshop, however you may not be accepted. If this is the case your abstract will then be considered for the programme.

In addition to the above sessions you can also submit a poster abstract presentation:
Posters is a presentation of research information or investigation in the form of a paper poster that conference participants view.

Abstract format

1. Upload title (15 word limit)

2. Select Presentation type (either oral or poster, oral, poster and speed talk)

3. Select theme (see below)

4. Add author affiliation

5. Add abstract authors

6. Upload presenting author biography (150 word limit)

7. Upload abstract (250 words)

8. Submit

Abstracts may be submitted under the following Conference themes, symposia or workshops.

Conference themes

Sharing traditional knowledge, science and management lessons of wetlands1 that can be used for:

  • Facing the challenges of climate change
  • Developing green infrastructure in urban and rural landscapes
  • Understanding bio/geo/hydro diversity and wetland functioning
  • Promoting sustainable resource use and community wellbeing
  • Guiding community ecological restoration projects
  • Other

1We are using the RAMSAR definition of wetlands as "areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres"

Accepted Symposia

  • Addressing global issues and promoting wise use under the Ramsar Convention
  • Advances in wetland restoration in New Zealand
  • Biological invasion in coastal wetlands
  • Braided rivers -- the land the law forgot
  • Carbon Research and Management of Terrestrial and Coastal Wetlands
  • Carbon sequestration and sea level rise in coastal wetlands: empirical studies and historical reconstructions.
  • Climate change effects in freshwaters
  • Combining citizen science and community activities to achieve wetland wise use: techniques and experiences
  • Conservation in an era of climate and land-use change
  • Conserving wetlands: Linking communities, livelihood and natural resources
  • Declaration on Wetland Rights: Responding to Nature Rights movement and Scientists' Second Warning to Humanity
  • Floating treatment wetlands: from natural to novel ecosystems
  • Freshwater Relationships: Special Session in Tribute to John Quinn
  • Integrated Constructed Wetlands - The Design, Science, and Cultural Secrets to Success.
  • Measuring Coastal Wetland Surface Dynamics in Areas with Vertical Land Movement
  • Review of current methods for sharing wetland knowledge and explore future needs and solutions
  • River ecological restoration
  • Sharing knowledge, science and management lesson of wetlands across boundaries – From Alaska, via Northeast Asia to New Zealand
  • The role of natural infrastructure, particularly wetlands, in future water resource development
  • The Role of Wetlands in Global Climate Forcing
  • Towards Synergistic Wetland Conservation
  • Up Close and Personal-  a creative hands on experience with wetlands using Natural History Illustration.
  • Update on: Constructing and rehabilitating wetlands for diffuse pollution and biodiversity management in agroecosystems
  • Upscaling wetland carbon and greenhouse gas fluxes: from plot to landscape
  • Using lessons from the past to guide  lake and wetland management and revitalisation
  • Wetland Policy
  • Wetland restoration and functioning improvement
  • Wetlands in human-dominated landscapes: Urban ecological infrastructure (UEI) working for people
  • Wetlandscapes: understanding the large-scale wetland functions in the landscape
  • Wilderness, wise use or water storage: wetland management paradigms for the Anthropocene

Accepted Workshop

  • Community use of aquatic wild meat in western Africa
  • Development of a global wetland school
  • How in the world do we get people "into" wetlands? Exploring international CEPA case studies
  • Incorporating indigenous knowledge into wetland management
  • Open-source tools for reproducible analysis of wetland ecosystems

Terms and conditions

All presenters must register to attend the Conference and are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses. However if funding comes available, you will be notified through our mailing list. Please click here to register your interest to receive regular newsletters. Registration will be available from February 2020. Presenters must be registered by July 2020 to guarantee a place in the programme.

Submission queries

Please do not hesitate to contact Kate should you have any questions or queries regarding the submission process. 

Kate Howden | Conference Innovators Ltd |

Anna Mills
Event Manager

+64 3 974 1165