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TXSER-“Call for Abstracts” (Deadline Extended to 10-07-2017)

Thursday, Jun 01, 2017

TXSER 2017 Annual Conference: “Resilience & Connectivity at Our Roots”

“Call for Abstracts”

Abstracts are Due: SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Abstract Submission 

 

The 2017 Annual Conference of the Texas Society for Ecological Restoration
will be held
November 10-12, 2017
at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX

We invite submissions for presentations and posters on any topic related to restoration, management, or conservation of natural areas in Texas and beyond, in either rural or urban settings. 

Presentations: plan for a 15 minute presentation & 5 minutes for questions
Posters Dimensions:  maximum size 44” tall by 46” wide
Abstracts should be sent as an MS Word document to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
All authors will be notified of the status of the acceptance of their abstracts by Friday, October 6, 2017.

Please include with your abstract submission the information below.
Title
Abstract (not to exceed 250 words)
Authors (format - Lyons, K., Pendleton, R.,...  Please add an asterisk before the last name of the presenting author.)
Authors’ affiliations
Preferred presentation type (Talk or Poster)
E-Mail and phone number for presenting author
Indicate if you would like to be considered for a best graduate or undergraduate student presentation or poster award
Note:
Student Awards for Presentations & Posters:
We offer 4 student awards - graduate and undergraduate presentations and graduate and undergraduate posters
Please understand that we must have at least 3 individuals in each category to offer the award. (See the Student Poster & Presentation Awards Page on our conference website for more details)

 

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June 30, 2017 - Americas Grasslands’  CALL FOR POSTERS

Monday, May 22, 2017

All submissions must be sent via this Form or email Lekha Knuffman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Please append MS Word files with author name as first word in file name in your email submissions.
Save the Date -November 14-16, 2017: America’s Grasslands Conference, Fort Worth, TX

Save the Date - July 11-12, 2017 –  Konza Prairie, KS

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stay tuned for more info - Registration will begin in about two weeks!

Grassland Restoration Network

“GRN” is a loose affiliation of people trying to use prairie restoration (reconstruction) as a way to rebuild, conserve and sustain grassland ecosystems.  Each year, we put on a workshop to share ideas, techniques, research results, and stories with other.  Workshops are hosted by a different site each year, giving us the opportunity to visit a range of projects over the years.  We were happy to host the workshop here in Nebraska in 2016.

Sign up early so you can join us at Konza Prairie Biological Station in Manhattan, KS.
This workshop will be limited on space, and priority will be given to people actively working on, or studying, large scale prairie restoration:
Overview and field presentations on long-term plot and watershed-level studies in grassland ecology.
This year’s workshop will focus how science at this National Science Foundation-funded Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site has deepened our understanding of drivers influencing pattern and process in tallgrass prairie.
Discussions will focus on how science can inform grassland restoration.
This will be a great opportunity to learn from the intensive and impressive array of prairie research going on at this Kansas State University research site.  They have done research specifically on prairie restoration, but also a lot of other work that relates closely to the kinds of challenges faced by those of us working to restore grasslands. 

“The Hubbard Fellows and I made a trip to Konza back in 2014, and I wrote three blog posts about the trip and still didn’t feel like I covered everything we learned and discussed.  You can read those blog posts here (Part 1), here (Part 2), and here (Part 3)”. Chris Helzer, Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska

February 28 - March 2, 2018 - Austin, TX

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Milkweed Planted on Kirchoff Family Farm, Wilson County

Thursday, Apr 06, 2017

Don Kirchoff wrote:

“Yesterday, 04/05/17, ecologist, Chris Best and I transplanted 20 zizotes seedlings to our milkweed garden on the Kirchoff Prairie.

(We have 45 more ready to transplant and approximately 30 small ones that should be ready for transplant this fall.)

More significantly, the two USFWS interns conducted their monarch habitat survey yesterday located an Antelope Horn milkweed plant with four seed capsules on the N side of the property. 

Chris said that because the plant had seed capsules it is certain that another plant exists within a bumble bee’s foraging distance of this first plant discovered.

No antelope horns we have transplanted to the prairie and grown from seeds we collected in the Edwards Plateau or DeWitt County have survived in our black clay soil. Therefore, the plant discovered yesterday by the interns must be native and must have unique genetics for it to thrive in this Wilson County black land environment.

We will wrap the plant in bridal cloth to assure that the seeds to not escape us when the capsules open.”
Don

References:
Zizotes milkweed (Asclepias oenotheroides)
USFWS
Antelope Horn milkweed (Asclepias asperula) 

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