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2017 Urban Landscape Summit 

March 16-17, 2017
UF/IFAS Straughn Extension Professional Development Center
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

The 2017 UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology Urban Landscape Summit featured presentations of applied research or extension projects pertaining to urban landscape issues in Florida. Possible urban landscape topics include technology use in the landscape, HOA/homeowners incentives, or landscape maintenance.

Call for Submissions: Closed

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30, 2016
Abstract Acceptance Notification: January 13, 2017

See last year's accepted presentations

Summit Divisions

  • Lightning Rounds - 5 minutes
  • Research and Extension Sessions - 20 minutes
  • Graduate Student Poster Presentation Competition - 2 minutes

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Submit a 500-word abstract. Select your preferred division; however, the committee has the discretion to move accepted oral presentations into a different division. Oral presentation submissions not selected may be invited to present their topic in poster format.

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.

Summit Contact: Emily Eubanks,

Tentative Agenda

Day 1, Thursday, March 16
8:30 am – Registration
9 am – Opening Remarks
9:15 am – Keynote Speaker
10 am – Break
10:15 am – Student Lightning Presentations
11:30 am – Lunch, Poster Session, & Networking
1:30 pm – Research and Extension Session
3 pm – Break
3:15 pm –Lightning Round
4:45 pm – Student Award Presentation
5 pm –Adjourn
6-9 pm – Evening Reception & Networking – First Magnitude Brewery – food & drinks on your own

Day 2, Friday, March 17
7:30-8:30 – Coffee & Networking
8:30 am – Research and Extension Session
9:15 am – Lightning Round
10:15 am – Break
10:30 am – Research and Extension Session
11:45 am – Closing Remarks
Noon – Adjourn