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2018 Urban Landscape Summit 

March 14-15, 2018
UF/IFAS Straughn Extension Professional Development Center
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

The 2018 UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology Urban Landscape Summit will feature presentations of applied research or extension project pertaining to urban landscape issues in Florida.

Dear colleagues,

We encourage you to submit an abstract for the 2018 Urban Landscape Summit. The summit will bring together state specialists, county faculty, and graduate students. Presentations are sought that focus on new research and key extension programs. In addition, a graduate student poster presentation competition will be held. Abstracts must be submitted by January 19, 2018. Accepted presentation and poster authors will be notified by late January 2018. There is no charge for submitting an abstract.

Presentations will be accepted in 5 minute lightning rounds and 20 minute extended sessions for faculty and 2 minute poster presentations for graduate students. We encourage you to submit abstracts based on the suggested content areas:

  • Homeowner Insights
  • Landscapes and Plants
  • Invasives and Pests
  • Water Quality, Supply, and Conservation
  • Case Studies

Summit registration will be $65 and will open February 1, 2018.

UF Faculty can also register for credit through PDEC, but must also register and pay through EventBrite. The IST information will be available soon.


Submit your proposal via this form

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline — January 19, 2018
  • Online Registration Opens — February 1, 2018
  • Urban Landscape Summit — March 14-15, 2018

Graduate Student Poster Presentation Competition

One M.S. and one Ph.D. poster will be awarded as long as there are at least five submission in each category. Participants will present their project in a 2 minute lightning round and it will be followed by a traditional poster session. Participants are judged on importance of the subject to Florida, scientific merit, experimental design rigor, literature review, completeness, clarity, and response to questions. Award recipients will receive a monetary award towards their graduate work.

See presentations from the 2017 Summit

Summit Contact: Emily Eubanks,