ORTWS 2017 Annual Meeting First Call for Papers





Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society 2017 Annual Meeting

February 8-10, 2017

Pendleton Convention Center

Pendleton, Oregon



Conservation Collaboration Across Multiple Scales


Please join us and contribute to the Annual Meeting by presenting your work! In an effort to capture a wider variety of wildlife science topics, ORTWS would like to encourage the submission of presentations including:

  • Research
  • Project briefings
  • Reports from the field
  • Effective collaborations
  • Lessons learned
  • Field skills and techniques

We will cap all presentations to 20 minutes (which includes 15 minutes for the presentation and five minutes for questions). 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 John Goodell at jfiskegoodell@gmail.com

 Please label your subject line ORTWS Presentation or Poster.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically via Microsoft Word by November 25th, 2016. See instructions below and at https://ortws.wordpress.com/

 ** Let us know if you are a student and would like to be judged for Best Student Paper or Poster


Call for Associated Meetings:

Need meeting space? We can help, but rooms need to be reserved no later than 1 January 2016. Contact Autumn Larkins at autumn.n.larkins@state.or.us

For more information on the meeting or to volunteer, contact ORTWS Chapter President Elect David Shepherdson at: David.Shepherdson@oregonzoo.org



Abstract Deadline: November 25th, 2016

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.

Title. TYPE in all capitals.

Author name(s). Type in upper and lower case, then convert to small capitals (do not manufacture small capitals by changing font size).

Author address(es) Italicize. If there are several authors with different addresses, follow each author name with the appropriate address; spell out street addresses, use state acronyms, no comma between state and zip code, include the name of the country if other than the United States or Canada; separate street address and email address with a semi‐colon.

Abstract. Single space and type in upper and lower case. The abstract should summarize the paper with an emphasis on results and their meaning. Leave only 1 space between a period and the start of the next sentence. Scientific names should be italicized in parentheses, 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; jamie_bettaso@fws.gov; 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…



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. craig.l.foster@state.or.us

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 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 John Goodell directly if you have additional questions about display boards and/or the size of your poster: jfiskegoodell@gmail.com




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