Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed for Trees for Climate Change, Biodiversity and People

The call for abstracts is now closed.

If you submitted an abstract we will be in contact by the end of April. To guarantee your place in the programme, every abstract submitter must then register for the Symposium by 17:00 (BST), Monday 15 May. Your abstract will be withdrawn if you do not register by this date.


We are accepting abstracts for talks and posters. These are submitted online using the form below and should be no longer than 200 words. At BES meetings all presentations have equal status, so there is no difference in the standing of a talk or poster presentation.

We will be selecting presentations from across academic disciplines (e.g. natural science, social sciences, humanities) and sectors (e.g. academia, policy, practice). When writing your abstract, please use language that transcends specific disciplines, so it is understandable to everyone, whatever their background.

You will not be able to make edits to your abstract after submitting the form. Please ensure you have double checked your details are correct.


10 minute talks will be grouped together into these three themes:

  • Culture, heritage & histories of trees – Understanding our inherent historical and current connection to native woods and trees, and the important ecological role they play in our landscape is imperative to informing how best to enable trees to thrive and adapt to pressures from climate change.
  • Tree health – Invasive species are wreaking havoc on native woodland ecosystems. Alongside driving the mass loss of tree species and wildlife that depend on them, the cost to the economy is vast.
  • 30 by 30 & landscape restoration – Following COP15 and the commitment to protect 30% of nature by 2030, evidence is required to inform practical delivery and opportunities to achieve these ambitions, whilst considering the social motivations and perceptions of landscape scale restoration.


Posters will be on display throughout the event with a dedicated poster session on the first day for you to share your work.

Invited speakers

If the organisers have been in contact to invite you to speak, you will receive a separate email with a unique link to upload your abstract.


The abstract submission deadline was 17:00 (BST), Monday 3 April. 

If you have any questions about abstract submission, please contact our Events Team.