CALL FOR PAPERS and ASSOCIATED MEETINGS: Abstracts of Reports from the Field, Papers, and Posters
Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society 2016 Annual Meeting
3-5 February 2016
Seaside Civic and Convention Center, Seaside, Oregon
Theme : 50 Years of Marking Our Territory in Oregon
This year we are going to try something new and different for our chapter. ORTWS would like to encourage presentations that include not only research, but reports from the field, effective collaborations, lessons learned, field briefings, field skills and techniques as well. We will cap all presentations to 20 minutes (which includes 15 minutes for the presentation and five minutes for questions). We are hoping to recruit a wider array of topics of expertise and promote a better venue for the sharing of professional skills. Regardless of the ecoregion you work in or the taxa you work with, others want to hear from you. Take this opportunity to share your completed or ongoing studies with your peers as well as lessons learned in your day to day wildlife career. Conference organizers will group abstracts into like categories to build concurrent sessions.
** Please submit abstracts for presentations to Autumn Larkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please label your subject line ORTWS Presentation or Poster.
Abstracts must be submitted electronically via Microsoft Word by December 18, 2015.
** Let us know if you are a student and would like to be judged for Best Student Paper or Poster
Northwest Section of The Wildlife Society Participation:
The Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society has been selected by the Northwest Section for a Joint Meeting at the 2016 annual meeting. The NW Section will also be sponsoring a special session during the meeting titled “Managing One Species to Conserve Another: Science, Ethics, and Policy”. If you have expertise in this area please submit an abstract or contact Autumn Larkins for more information.
Call for Associated Meetings:
Need meeting space? We can help, but rooms need to be reserved no later than 1 January 2016. Contact Jimmy Taylor at (541)-737-1353 or email@example.com
For more information on the meeting or to volunteer, contact ORTWS Chapter President, Jenniffer Bakke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract Deadline: December 18, 2015
Please specify on the first line either “oral presentation” or “poster presentation”
Please limit abstracts to 250 words
Use Times New Roman, 12‐point font.
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Abstract.undefinedIndent. Single space and type in upper and lower case. The abstract should summarize the paper with an emphasis on results and their meaning. Only small capitals and italics are retained, so please do not use bold face or any other non‐standard type face. Leave only 1 space between a period and the start of the next sentence. Scientific names should be italicized and should accompany the 1st use of the common name. Common names should be capitalized. See example below:
THERMOREGULATORY BEHAVIOR AND GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS OF WESTERN POND TURTLES ON THE REGULATED MAINSTEM TRINITY RIVER AND UNREGULATED SOUTH FORK TRINITY RIVER. CRAIG FOSTER, JAMIE B BETTASO, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Arcata Field Office, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521; email@example.com; DONALD T ASHTON, HARTWELL H WELSH, JR., US Forest Service, Redwood Sciences Laboratory, 1700 Bayview Drive, Arcata, CA 95521.
The Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) is a California State Species of Special Concern and listed as a Sensitive Species by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, as the species has been declining throughout its range…
OR TO GO WITH THE NEW THEME OF REPORTS FROM THE FIELD:
EFFECTIVENESS TECHNIQUES OF AN OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE DISTRICT WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST. CRAIG L. FOSTER, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 18560 Roberta Rd., Lakeview, OR, 97630. firstname.lastname@example.org
District biologists are tasked with a variety of management duties including game and non-game wildlife population inventory, response to damage complaints and completion of habitat development or protection activities. Priorities between these tasks vary depending on the human population and vegetation associations found within a district. Techniques utilized to prioritize, build community relationships, and compete for funding that have leveraged capacity in rural districts…..
POSTER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES
Poster presentation abstracts should follow the abstract guidelines presented above. Requirements for the printed posters are as follows:
• Printed poster must measure no more than 3 ft.-high x 4 ft.-wide
• Printed poster must be attached to poster board or other sturdy material provided by the presenter
• Presenter must attach corner eyes or hooks to the backing material to facilitate hanging
• Presenter must bring copies of poster abstract and contact information to hand out to poster session attendees
Please contact Autumn Larkins email@example.com directly if you have additional questions about display boards and/or the size of your poster.