Call for papers

Habitat CPR: Creating, Preserving, and Restoring Native Habitats in a Changing World, Featuring the Coastal Prairies and Marshes of Texas.”

Authors are invited to submit research papers, general papers on topics of interest, and “How to” articles related to the Symposium 2011 educational theme The dual purpose theme will explore the various components of the Texas Coastal Prairies and Marshes and their significance as an important eco-habitat. In a changing world where stresses such as climate change, urban sprawl, invasive plants, and general habitat destruction threaten the sustainability of this eco-region, we will also examine philosophies and methods for the continued preservation and restoration of prairies and marshes. Symposium 2011 will provide knowledge on how to re-create prairie and marsh habitats where they have been previously removed. Gardeners will learn how to migrate the use of these habitats and their native plants into the urban landscape as a way to supplement the natural environment, attract wildlife, and maintain a sustainable landscape.. Our diverse audience will include academics, professionals, conservationists, educators, and gardeners who are interested in the “research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas.”

Notification of your intent to submit a paper should be emailed to no later than May 31, 2011.  Please include the following information: paper’s title, a brief description (150 words or less); author’s name, brief biography, and contact information. The Symposium Education Committee will review all proposals and notify authors by June 1st of your status along with instructions for submission of your final paper. Final papers accepted for inclusion in the Symposium 2011 Proceedings will be due no later than August 1, 2011. Selected papers may also be chosen for oral presentation.

For questions, please contact Lonnie Childs, Symposium 2011 Co-Chair, at, or you may contact the State Office directly at or by calling (830) 997-9272.