Call for abstracts


If you have submitted a symposium, workshop and/or abstract and you don't require to make any updates with your submission, there is nothing further you need to do.

If however you require to update you submission please notify Kate, kate@conference.nz so we can withdraw your submission. You are then required to go through the same process of uploading your new submission to the portal.

Conference themes

Abstracts should be submitted into the relevant themes:

Conference themes:

  • 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
  • Freshwater sciences (NZFSS and AFSS two day symposium)
  • Other

Key dates

Abstract submission opens: NOW

Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday 17 March 2021, 5pm NZST

Abstract notifications sent to presenters: Monday 10 May 2021

Abstract structure

Presentation title to be no longer than 15 words.

When uploading your abstract you are to type into a box, word limit 250 words.

No tables, graphs and images can be uploaded during the abstract submission.

Accepted Symposia

Abstracts can also be submitted under the below accepted symposia and workshops however acceptance will be at the discretion of the lead.

  • 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
  • Constructing and rehabilitating wetlands for diffuse pollution and biodiversity management in agroecosystems
  • 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
  • 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
  • Towards Synergistic Wetland Conservation
  • Up Close and Personal- a creative hands on experience with wetlands using Natural History Illustration
  • 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
  • Wetlands in human-dominated landscapes: Urban ecological infrastructure (UEI) working for people
  • Wetland restoration and functioning improvement
  • Wetlandscapes: understanding the large-scale wetland functions in the landscape
  • Wilderness, wise use or water storage: wetland management paradigms for the Anthropocene

Accepted workshops

  • 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 – Australian perspectives