Abstracts – Oral and Poster presentations

Abstract submission - Closed

Late poster submission will be open until July 15

The Scientific Committee is pleased to invite authors to submit their abstracts for oral and poster presentations, to be delivered at the 12th European Conference on Ecological Restoration, SERE2021.

Deadline for Abstract submission (Standard Oral Presentation, Invited Oral Presentation and Poster):

June 10, 2021

Presentation formats:

Standard oral presentation – These are presentations submitted by attendees for inclusion in a regular oral session alongside other contributed presentations, which are grouped together by the Program Committee based on a common theme. Presentations will be pre-recorded and should be 10 minutes in length; all speakers will have a chance to do a live discussion during the main days of the conference.

Invited oral presentation – These are presentations that have been invited as part of an organized symposium or workshop. Invited talks for symposium will also be pre-recorded and run for 10 minutes. Symposium speakers will be given a time slot for a live group discussion and Q&A session. 

Invited oral presentations will follow the same abstract submission and review process as Standard oral presentations.

Poster presentation – Posters will be displayed online. Authors will have the option to submit a short (<3 minute) video or graphical display (as PDF) explaining the poster and discussing their work; all poster authors will have a chance for text discussion with conference attendees on the Q&A chat during designated poster sessions.

Poster submission will remain open until July 15.

Abstract submission guidelines

  • Abstracts of oral and poster presentations should be maximum of 300 words in English, with a title of no more than 15 words.
  • No references should be included in the abstract.
  • A picture showing details of the work may be inserted, provided that the size of the whole document (text plus figure) does not exceed one page.
  • It is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure that the abstract text does not contain typos or grammatical errors.
  • No changes can be made after the abstract has been submitted.
  • Abstracts can only be submitted online using the abstract submission form.

During the abstract submission process, you will be asked to choose between oral and poster presentation. As the number of oral presentations at the Conference is limited, authors submitting abstracts for oral presentation may, in some cases, be invited to present a poster instead. 

Authors may submit more than one presentation per registered attendee, but the organization cannot guarantee that more than one will be included as an oral presentation.

Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee with regard to scientific quality and relevance to the Conference. Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be issued by 22 June 2021. Please note that presenters must be registered before July 15.

Online Abstract submission – for Standard Oral Presentation, Invited Oral Presentation and Poster

The online abstract submission system is a simple step-by-step process and you should fill in the following information:

  • Type of presentation
  • Topic that best encompasses the session

*Only for Invited Oral Presentations: • select the Symposia/Workshop where your talk will take place

  • Name and affiliation of the presenter (this person will be the main contact for this abstract, and should appear as the first author)
  • Name and affiliation of the co-author/s
  • Title
  • Summary(300 words limit)
  • Keywords
  • Word document upload: Remember to send your abstract using the template that you will find on the website. You can upload now the document in these formats: Doc., Docx.

The official language of the Conference is English. Written content (abstracts, slides, and posters) needs to be in English, and presenters should be able to participate in an English-based live discussion (please contact the Program Committee if this will be an undue burden). However, presenters may choose to give their presentation in a language other than English as long as they include English subtitles with their talk. 

Tentative topics



Climate change

Coastal/marine environments

Communication / participation


Drylands and desertification

Ecological engineering

Ecological restoration: Concepts and theory

Economy, costs effectiveness analysis

Ecosystem processes / Ecosystem functioning

Ecosystem services

Education and training

Evaluation and monitoring



Governance and Policy



High latitude ecosystems

History and tradition

Human health

Invasive species


Landscape architecture





Resilience (social and ecological)

Restoration strategy/planning




Rural development


Species reintroduction


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable tourism/outdoor recreation

Synthetic organisms

Urban and periruban environments