Abstract Submission Guidelines

The BL2021 Organizing Committee invites all interested individuals
to submit abstracts for a poster or oral presentation. 

Abstract submission deadline was Friday April 16th, 8pm EST.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the presenter’s email address (contact-person). The Scientific Committee’s decisions will be based upon evaluation of its scientific standard. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to assign each accepted abstract into the most appropriate form of presentation. After selection, all presenting authors will be provided with all of the information needed to prepare oral or poster presentations.

Topics for BL2021:

Bryophyte, lichen and general plant:

• Anatomy
• Climate change science
• Conservation
• Ecology
• Education
• Evo-devo
• Floristics
• Genomics 
• Microbiome & symbiosis 
• Molecular evolution
• Morphology
• Physiology
• Systematics & taxonomy
• Synthetic biology 
• Phylogenomics 

Note: Abstract submission is open for tropical themes

Abstract submission guidelines

For the abstract, please only use the provided template (Word template) and convert into a PDF when completed.

  • Authors will be notified of the abstract acceptance/rejection of their abstract no later than May 10, 2021.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in publication quality English.
  • Each abstract should be a maximum of 250 words.
    • Use the editable template by clicking on the section you would like to fill in and start your typing or overwriting. Please do not remove the format outlined in the template; abstracts that are different from the format will be returned to authors for revision. Be sure to underline the presenting author.
  • Oral: Oral presentations will be 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions. Spaces are limited. Those who are not successful in securing an oral presentation may be offered to present their abstract in a poster format.
  • Poster:  There will be no presentations of posters, but there will be dedicated poster sessions during which presenting authors are expected to survey for questions on the interactive chat of their poster.
  • Only 2 abstracts may be submitted as a presenting author. The presenting (underlined) author must have registered for the meeting no later than May 14, 2021.
  • Every abstract is subject to assessment by the scientific committee prior to acceptance. If the number of submitted abstracts for oral presentation exceeds the number of available time slots, the Scientific Committee may request some presentations to be formatted for a poster presentation.
  • All oral presentations will have to be recorded and submitted by June 28, 2021. Virtual Conference Presentation Guidelines will be published on the BL2021 website shortly and sent to presenters upon acceptance.

Before you begin the submission process, please prepare the following information:

  1. Presenting author contact information:
    • Full given name and family name
    • Main affiliation details: institution, address, city, province/state, country, post/zip code
    • E-mail address
    • Phone number where you can easily be reached 
  2. Co-authors information:
    • Full given name and family name
    • Main affiliation
    • E-mail address
  3. A PDF copy of your abstract that you will be required to upload during the submission process.

You will receive an automated email with your submission summary, your abstract number, a unique access code and the link that will enable you to access your file and author entry forms at any time before the deadline. The Secretariat will process your request and send you an official confirmation email when your submission is validated. If you have not received a confirmation in the following 5 days, please contact us.

Special note for the symposium proposers (Call for symposia and workshops​ now closed): Proposals for symposia are currently being evaluated by the Scientific Committee. Proposers should be notified by March 15th about the decision. The list of symposia titles was added in the abstract submission form for accepted symposia presenters to check the symposium they are invited to. Please wait for your symposia acceptance before to fill the form and submit your abstract. 

IMPORTANT: Your abstract will be available to all conference attendees. Furthermore, by submitting your abstract you agree for it to be included in the abstract booklet published as a special issue of the Bryological Times published by the International Association of Bryologists, and available open source on the IAB website. If you do not wish for your abstract to be included, please send a message to bernard.goffinet@uconn.edu subject: BL2021 abstract op-out.

Abstract submission deadline was Friday April 16th, 8pm EST.

Submit your abstract


Important Dates

Symposia and workshops submission deadline
March 1st, 2021, 12 p.m. (EST)

Abstract submission opening
March 3, 2021

Registration opening
March 10, 2021

Abstract submission deadline
Friday April 16th, 8pm EST

Paper acceptance notice
May 10, 2021 

Early bird registration deadline
May 14, 2021

Presenting author registration deadline
May 14, 2021

Pre-recorded video submission deadline
July 1, 2021

Online registration deadline
Online registration open until the last day of the Conference

July 6-9, 2021

End of Conference post-streaming
October 15, 2021