Since 1992, the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) hosts an annual conference connecting terrestrial and aquatic invasive species management, research, policy, and outreach initiatives and opportunities across North America. 


Managing For Resilience

November 7-10, 2022

Sanibel Harbor Marriott, across from Sanibel Island in Ft. Myers, FL
Co-hosted with the Florida Invasive Species Council

Call for Abstracts: Oral and Poster Presentations

The 2022 North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) Annual Conference, co-hosted with the Florida Invasive Species Council (FISC), will share research, challenges, and successes related to aquatic and terrestrial plants, animals, insects, pests, and pathogens that impact North American lands and waters. Through sharing research, challenges, and successes we aim to improve resilience on landscapes through prevention, early detection, control, and mitigation of invasive species.
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The conference is intended for a broad audience connecting people, science, policy, management, and outreach efforts.  Attendees will include land managers, agriculture and natural resource professionals, researchers, students, foresters, environmental consultants, private landowners, conservation group leaders, and non-governmental organizations.
Abstracts for the conference are due March 31 by 11:59 p.m. CT.
Abstract submissions are for a 15-minute oral presentation that will include time for questions or a poster for display.
  • Selected poster presenters will be given the opportunity to provide a two-minute overview of their presentation (to present highlights and summarize their findings) in a poster presentation summary session.
  • Presentations will be combined thematically with three other presenters on similar topics.
The abstract sub-committee will review submissions and make approval recommendations to the conference committee.
Acceptance will be based on the quality of the written abstract, its relevance to the conference’s session topics, and receipt of the abstract by the deadline.
Accepted presenters will be notified by a member of the abstract sub-committee no later than May 20th and will receive a reduced registration rate for the conference as registration is required.

To better organize our sessions please choose the best option that describes your presentation from the list of themes here. Use the topic areas under the themes as examples of presentation topic areas.

Conference Presentation Themes

The topics listed under each theme below are intended to be ideas and examples and are not comprehensive. Authors are invited to submit presentations on topics not listed here if they are relevant to invasive species concerns in North America.
  • Animal Invasive Species Monitoring, Detection, and Management
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring, Detection, and Management
  • Biocontrol
  • Education and Outreach
  • Emerging Issues
  • Forest Health
  • Interdisciplinary Topics
  • Invasive Plant Control Techniques
  • Mapping, Surveying, and Monitoring
  • Novel Approaches and Technology
  • Policy, Legislation, and Economics
  • Prevention
  • Risk Assessment, Impact Assessment, and Horizon Scanning
  • Social and Human Dimensions of Invasive Species
  • Terrestrial Invasive Species Monitoring, Detection, and Management
  • Urban invasive species Monitoring, Detection and Management

Guidelines for Abstracts

Abstracts may be submitted for oral presentations or posters. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Authors should carefully edit their abstracts before submission. The conference will not be responsible for editing abstracts. Submit abstracts ready for publication following the guidelines below.

Please fill out the abstract submission form below.

Title: Submit the title exactly as it will appear in the program.
Authors: If there are more than three authors, list remaining authors, including affiliation, in the “Additional Authors” field. If there are multiple authors, please place an asterisk (*) after the name of the presenter. Including full contact information: affiliation, address, phone number, and email address.
Body of abstract: The body of the abstract should be a single paragraph and provide a brief description of the project, methods, results, and conclusions as appropriate to the topic.
Names of organisms: All organisms must be listed first by their common name with scientific names in parentheses. Subsequent references can be by common name.
Names and application rates of pesticides: When referring to pesticides, initial reference should be to their active ingredients (e.g., in Herbicide Handbook, Weed Science Society of America). Trade names can be used subsequently. Rates and units of measurement should be clear.
Numbers and units: Use either Imperial or metric units, but do not mix them.
Biographical sketch: Please provide a brief biographical sketch (bio) 150 words or less that outlines the presenter’s expertise relative to the presentation. Bios will be provided to conference attendees.


Guidelines for Presentations:

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be 15 minutes long unless otherwise instructed by conference organizers. Upon acceptance of abstracts, authors will be notified of the duration of their presentation. Presenters will be instructed on how to submit their presentation files before the conference. Presentation files will be deleted, however, NAISMA may be recording sessions on-site to make available for later viewing. Please see the checkbox on the submission form to provide acknowledgment.

Poster Presentations

Accepted posters will be displayed at the conference venue and authors will be provided the opportunity to highlight and summarize their findings. NAISMA will also potentially upload posters to the virtual conference platform as .pdf files and will be viewable by attendees after the conference.

For questions on the abstract submission or presentation guidelines:


Presenters of accepted abstracts will be required to register for the conference and will be given a reduced registration rate for the conference.