Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission information for Liverpool 2016

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed.

We have had a fantastic response to the call for abstracts and look forward to welcoming you to a great meeting in Liverpool.

You will find out whether your abstract has been submitted at the beginning of October. You will then be required to register for the meeting by 23:59 (BST), Friday 21 October to secure your presentation in the programme.

Abstract submissions should be no longer than 300 words and be submitted online. You can submit either a poster or oral presentation. We have a two-tier classification, with topics and subtopics (see full details of our sessions below) and will try to allocate your presentation to your first choice, but this is not always possible.

Due to a high volume of abstracts, presenters are limited to one abstract submission per person.

If you wish to be considered for our Anne Keymer Student Talk or Poster Prize, please check the tick box on stage 2 of abstract submission.

To guarantee your place in the programme, every abstract submitter must register for the full meeting by 23:59 (BST), Friday 21 October. Your abstract will be withdrawn if you do not register by this date.

Please register for the meeting with the same email used to submit your abstract.

Thematic Topic sessions will only include presentations from invited speakers. If you are an invited speaker, you will receive a separate email with a unique link to upload your abstract. Please do not use the public link.

If you have any questions about abstract submission, please contact Amy, our Grants and Events Officer.

We have a two-tier classification for session at our Annual Meeting. The first, TOPICS, classifies your work generally into major ecological themes.

The second, SUBTOPICS, qualifies your work using a set of key words that allow us to collect similarly focused talks within topics.


  • Agricultural Ecology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Citizen Science
  • Community Ecology
  • Conservation Practice
  • Conservation Science
  • Ecological Genetics
  • Ecology and Society
  • Ecosystem Function
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Forest Ecology
  • Global Change Ecology
  • Invasive Species
  • Macroecology and Biogeography
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Parasites Pathogens and Wildlife Disease
  • Population Ecology
  • Soil Ecology
  • Species Interactions
  • Tropical Ecology
  • Urban Ecology
  • Other


  • Adaptation or Evolution
  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Climate Change
  • Communities
  • Competition Mutualism or Facilitation
  • Demography of Life History
  • Distributions or Dynamics
  • Diversity (Species or Traits)
  • Ecosystems
  • Food Webs or Networks
  • Functional Traits
  • Individuals
  • Interdisciplinary or Multidisciplinary
  • Invasive Species
  • Land-use Change
  • Long-term or Large-scale
  • Management
  • Methods
  • Modelling or Theory
  • Monitoring
  • Nutrient Dynamics
  • Plants
  • Policy
  • Pollinators
  • Pollution
  • Populations
  • Science Communication
  • Other