Call for Abstracts

Submission deadline: 3 September 2021 EXTENDED TO 20 October 2021

Deadline has now passed but late submissions may be considered. Please email your abstract to to make a submission.

This last call for submissions is due to the change in format to virtual. We want to ensure those who weren't planning to come to Kerikeri who may now be available for the virtual conference have an opportunity to attend and present.

NZES is calling to its members and members of the New Zealand Ecological community to submit abstracts for the 2021 conference. Submissions are welcome across all ecological topics. One of the key aims of NZES is to provide an opportunity for ecologists from all career stages to share their work annually. This conference has a very inclusive nature and all submissions are peer-reviewed. 

Are you a student? Looking for travel support?

Be sure to visit the NZES website by clicking here to learn more about applying for a student travel grant for the conference. You will need to submit an application to NZES as well as an abstract via this webpage by the 20 October deadline. 

Virtual presentation requirements

Oral Presentations

We are asking all presenters to pre-record their paper presentation: 10 minutes for oral talks.

The recording will only be used as a backup in case of connectivity problems during the live presentation. If you prefer using your pre-recorded registration during the conference days instead of giving a live presentation, please let us know.

We kindly request recordings in .mp4 by 21 November 2021 to be uploaded on the link provided in the acceptance email.

                                         Photo credit: Jon Sullivan

Poster Presentations

We are asking poster presenter to pre-record a 1 min poster introduction and provide a pdf of their poster. These will be uploaded into the poster gallery of the virtual conference platform so that they are visible throughout the conference and in the month that follows.

We kindly request recordings in .mp4 and pdf files by 21 November 2021 to be uploaded on the link provided in the acceptance email. 


To submit your abstract please have your abstract on hand including a title and authors with affiliations.  We will also be requesting a profile image, short biography for the presenter(s) and any Twitter handle you may have,

  • Submissions should 250 words or less. 
  • If you are submitting on behalf of the Presenter, please have their email address ready to include in the submission.

You will be able to choose from the following presentation types:

  • Talk
  • Poster
  • Symposium (if you are making an initial submission)
  • Name of an accepted symposium (If you been asked to present as part of an accepted symposium or are interested in being part of one)

Presenters will be provided with details about the length of their talks and size of posters in the acceptance communication. 

Key Dates

  Call for abstracts opens: April 2021

  NEW Abstract deadline: 20 October 2021

  Presenters advised by: Late October 2021 (updated due to abstract deadline extension)


The conference will cover all aspects of ecology.

General Information

Language of Submission
All abstracts must be submitted in English or accompanied with an English version.

Word Count
Abstracts should 250 words or less.

Review and Notification to Authors
All completed abstracts will be reviewed. You will be informed by email (from of the acceptance status of your abstract in mid September.

All presenters are required to register and pay the conference registration fee in order to be included in the program and to present on site. Registration and payment of registration fee by presenters of accepted abstracts must be completed no later than the early-bird deadline of 15 October 2021.

By submitting an abstract, authors agree to publication in conference proceedings or similar by NZES.

Talks will be included within topical sessions of the official programme. Posters will be on display throughout the conference and further details will be advised with confirmation email.

Conference Organisers

Conferences & Events Ltd
PO Box 24078, Manners Street, Wellington, 6011
  +64 4 282 1584


This conference is organised bConferences & Events Ltd, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.