Best Poster Book Award

Best Poster Book Award

With pleasure, the IPTC Organising Committee announces that SpringerNature will offer a Book Award to the best poster at the IPTC.

All posters will be potential winners and all attendees will be eligible to participate in the selection of the best conference poster through a numbered voting paper provided to each registered attendee with their other conference materials at the registration desk.

The most popular poster (based on number of votes received) will receive the Book Award. The decision will be final and cannot be appealed.

Conference participants who wish to vote must ensure that their voting paper is lodged with the conference organisers by 5 p.m. on 24 February.

The award ceremony will take place on February 25 just before the lunch break.


Special Issue

Special issue of Plant Ecology

Special issue of Plant Ecology

Special issue of Plant Ecology

Many plant species around the globe are threatened or already extirpated from the wild as a result of habitat loss, pollution, alien invasive species and climate change. Translocation is now becoming a common conservation action, sometimes highly successful, sometimes dramatically discouraging. The 1st International Plant Translocation Conference (IPTC2021) in Rome from 22-25 February 2021 will provide a forum to share experiences aimed at improving translocation science and practice.

A Special Issue of Plant Ecology entitled “Advances in plant translocation” will provide an opportunity for IPTC2021 attendees willing to publish their results to transform their accepted abstracts into full manuscripts, thus contributing to the advancement of the field of translocation.

The SI also welcomes external contributions from authors not attending the IPTC2021, but willing to publish relevant research within the general topic of plant translocation.

The SI seeks empirical, experimental, methodological and review papers reporting on of all types of translocation (i.e. population reinforcement, introduction, reintroduction, assisted colonizations, de-extinction, etc.). Perspective and theoretical articles will be included. Articles dealing with the main conference topics will be given priority:


  1. Adaptive monitoring and management for maintaining reintroduced populations
  2. Using new technologies for designing and monitoring translocation
  3. Multi-species approach and biotic interactions in translocation
  4. Ex situ conservation approaches for increasing success in translocation
  5. Translocation in urban and agriculture landscapes
  6. Ecological restoration for threatened species conservation
  7. Assisted colonisation of threatened plants
  8. Policy analysis and advancement in plant translocation


The SI will not accept translocation reports or technical descriptions of translocation cases.

All manuscripts submitted for the SI will go through the standard peer review processes of the journal. Manuscripts will be handled by a special Guest Editor team with specific expertise in translocation science.


Key dates for the SI

Invitations to submit full manuscripts sent to attendees by end of July 2020.
Manuscript submission is expected by end of December 2020.
First review round completed by February 2021
Second review round completed by June 2021
Manuscript first online by September 2021

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Thomas Abeli