Program Student Poster Competition

Student Poster Competition | Call for Abstracts

Alberta Land Institute (ALI) invites interested graduate students to submit abstracts for its biennial conference, Land Use 2020: A Place for Biodiversity Offsets, to be held at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, May 26-28, 2020.

The conference will be host to international and Canadian researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and stakeholders, who will gather to explore the potential and challenges of biodiversity offsetting in policy and practice.  Abstracts are invited from any discipline (e.g., economics, environmental sciences, planning, biology etc). The poster presentations will allow for significant interaction between poster presenters and conference attendees.

Posters must relate to Biodiversity Offsets.

Registration, travel and accommodation expenses to attend the Banff Centre conference will not be provided.

A discounted student registration fee is set at $225.00.


Abstracts will be accepted until April 17, 2020. Presenting authors will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to make travel arrangements. Please note that presenting authors (who must be graduate students) must be available to discuss their posters with conference participants during the conference (May 27-28, 2020)

Posters must present original, completed or ‘in progress’ research by the author(s). Abstracts for studies which are ‘in progress’ or for which data acquisition and analysis are incomplete or absent, should include a hypothesis of results or preliminary findings.

If accepted, the poster presentation must cover the same content as described in the abstract. Accepted posters should be no larger than 36 by 48 inches (92 x 122 cm). Information should be summarized using brief written statements and graphic materials, such as photographs, charts, graphs and diagrams. The poster title and authors of accepted abstracts will be published in the Land Use 2020 conference program.


Abstracts for posters must be no longer than 1000 words and must include the following information in order to be accepted:

  • Authors: Please list all of the authors on the project, including First Name, Last Name, Designation(s), Title, Affiliation.
    • Indicate presenting author who will be on-site at Land Use 2020. The presenting author must be a graduate student.
  • Purpose/Rationale: What is the major reason for doing this study?
  • Objectives: Define objectives for the research.
  • Relevance: How does this study relate to the conference theme
  • Methods and Materials: What research methods were used to collect the data? What materials were included within this methodology?
  • Analysis: Describe the type(s) of analyses used interpret data.
  • Results/Preliminary Results/Hypothesis: Briefly summarize the data derived from analyses.
  • Conclusions: What can be concluded that is important to biodiversity offsets?

To submit:

Abstracts must be submitted by 5:00 PM on April 17, 2020 to

With questions, contact Susan Martin: or 780-492-3469.



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