Call for Posters & Papers ESA 94

Stephen C. Nodvin: [nodvin at utkvx.utk.edu] PA120028 at UTKVM1.UTK.EDU
Fri Oct 1 11:38:05 EST 1993


CALL FOR POSTERS AND PAPERS:
1994 ANNUAL MEETING
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE
7-11 AUGUST 1994
 
     The Ecological Society of America will hold its 1994 Annual Meeting
with  the  American Institute of Biological Sciences  at  the  Knoxville
Convention  Center  and the University of Tennessee  Conference  Center.
The   meeting  will  include  symposia,  contributed  poster  and  paper
sessions, workshops, field trips, social events, and business meetings.
     Abstracts for poster or contributed paper sessions should  be  sent
to  the  Program  Chair,  Dr. Dennis Whigham, Smithsonian  Environmental
Research  Center,  Box 28, Edgewater, MD 21037.  The abstracts  will  be
printed  using  photographic reproduction techniques.   A  high-quality,
camera-ready  original is essential for use by the  printers.   Accuracy
and  appearance of the abstract is the responsibility of the  author(s).
Abstracts must be received NO LATER THAN 24 JANUARY 1994.  The  original
and  four  copies  should  be  sent to the  Program  Chair.   Additional
abstract forms can be obtained by writing to Dennis or by contacting him
by    phone   (410)   798-4424,   FAX   (301)   261-7954,   or    E-mail
(WHIGHAM at SERC.SI.EDU).
     To  insure maximum participation, ONLY ONE PRESENTATION PER  PERSON
WILL  BE ALLOWED.  An individual may be listed as coauthor on more  than
one  abstract, but senior authorship is limited to only one  contributed
paper,  poster,  or symposium paper.  Because only a limited  number  of
oral presentations can be scheduled, presentation of posters is strongly
encouraged.  It is also highly likely that some authors will be asked to
present  posters  rather than oral presentations.  ABSTRACTS  WHICH  ARE
RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE WILL BE GIVEN FIRST CHOICE FOR PRESENTATION  IN
ORAL CONTRIBUTED SESSIONS.  If space is limited, abstracts submitted  by
ESA members may be given preference.
     Acceptance  of  an  abstract  for presentation  will  be  based  on
evidence  that  the  paper  will include new and  specific  information.
Clarity   of  the  stated  objectives  and  results  of  the   research,
appropriateness  of  subject  matter,  and  adherence  to  the  required
abstract  format  are  also considered.  Abstracts  should  not  contain
information that was presented at a previous ESA meeting or published in
a  journal.  Abstracts should include a statement of objectives, a brief
description  of  methods  used, a concise  presentation  of  the  actual
results  obtained, and a summary of conclusions drawn.  Statements  such
as "Results will be discussed" should be avoided.
     Because  the  abstracts must be camera-ready,  nonstandard  format,
improper grammar, and poor abstract appearance play roles in the  review
process.  IN THE PAST, MANY ABSTRACTS HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO THE  AUTHORS
BECAUSE  THEY  DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE GUIDELINES.  THIS  PROCESS  CAUSES
DELAYS  AND  CREATES UNNECESSARY WORK FOR THE AUTHORS  AND  THE  PROGRAM
CHAIRPERSON.   AUTHORS  ARE,  THEREFORE, ENCOURAGED  TO  PAY  PARTICULAR
ATTENTION  TO THE GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION OF THE ABSTRACT  WHICH  ARE
GIVEN BELOW AND WHICH ARE ALSO PROVIDED ON THE ABSTRACT FORM.
     Authors  may  wish  to  update their abstracts  with  more  current
information.  Updated abstracts will be received at any time before  the
deadline  for  sending  Program  Issue materials  to  Allen  Press.   In
general,  updates  should be received by the Program Chair  before  I  I
April 1994.
     Poster  sessions have become increasinglypopular and  are  suitable
for  all  types  of  presentations, especially those  involving  complex
charts,  tables, maps, or detailed photographs that cannot be  evaluated
when  shown briefly on a screen.  Posters offer an excellent opportunity
for extended informal discussion and active participation by co-authors.
The  posters will be displayed in a central location and usually attract
a  large audience.  All poster titles and abstracts are published in the
ESA  Program Issue.  Each poster is displayed for a half-day,  with  the
authors  available  for  discussion during  a  2-hour  period.   Further
instructions  on presenting posters will be sent to the authors  by  the
Program Chair after acceptance of the abstract.
     All   oral  contributed  papers  will  be  scheduled  at  15-minute
intervals;  the  presentation  should  therefore  be  limited  to  10-12
minutes.   Questions  and discussion are vital to  the  success  of  the
annual  meeting,  but are not possible without the  cooperation  of  the
speaker.   Speakers  in oral sessions will receive notification  of  the
day, time, and location of their presentation and instructions on how to
prepare for the session from the Session Chairperson.
     If  authors wish to be notified of receipt of their abstract,  they
should  include  a self-addressed postcard along with the  original  and
copies  of the abstract.  POSTCARDS WITH A U.S. DESTINATION WILL NOT  BE
RETURNED  UNLESS  THEY HAVE THE PROPER POSTAGE.  DO NOT  SEND  A  SECOND
POSTCARD   FOR  NOTIFICATION  OF  THE  DATE,  TIME,  AND  LOCATION   FOR
PRESENTATIONS.   AS NOTED ABOVE, AUTHORS WILL RECEIVE  THIS  INFORMATION
FROM  THE  SESSION CHAIRPERSON.  Before submitting an abstract,  authors
should be confident that they will attend the meeting.  Withdrawal of an
accepted  paper  or  poster creates problems in  planning  the  meeting.
Those   who  fail  to  present  a  paper  or  poster  without   adequate
notification  of withdrawal will be excluded from making a  presentation
as  senior author at the next annual meeting.  Inform the Program  Chair
or Session Chairperson immediately if cancellation is necessary.
 
Instructions for Preparing an Abstract
     1.  The  original abstract may be submitted on the official  "blue-
line"  abstract  form enclosed with this issue or on a  piece  of  plain
white  paper.   Additional copies of the official form may be  requested
from the Program Chair by sending a self-addressed STAMPED envelope.  If
a  plain  piece of paper is used, the abstract should be in  the  middle
third,  with all the other requested information above.  Please  do  not
staple  two sheets together.  The abstract must not exceed the  size  of
the  blue-line rectangle (6.7  cm high by 24.4 cm wide) on the  original
form.   Abstracts submitted on photocopies of the original form will  be
unacceptable  if  black lines show in place of the  blue  lines  on  the
original.  DO NOT FOLD THROUGH YOUR ABSTRACT.
     2. All information requested on the blue-line abstract form must be
provided  on  every copy of the abstracts.  Posters and papers  normally
will be placed in sessions based on the topic area chosen by the author.
Meeting  sessions  will  not  always correspond  with  this  list;  some
combining  or  splitting  of topics and some shifting  of  abstracts  to
related topic areas are always necessary, and it is particularly helpful
if  two codes are available.  If there are co-authors, indicate who will
be presenting the paper or poster.
 
AVOID THESE COMMON PROBLEMS
1.   Abstract too large to fit available space.
2.   Font too small to reduce properly.
3.   Format for title and indentation of text not properly done.
4.   Poor print quality.
5.   Blue  lines  become black lines on the abstract when  the  form  is
     copied.
 
Topics  and  their  corresponding  codes  are.-
01   Plant physiological ecology - impacts of light
02   Plant physiological ecology - gas exchange
03   Plant physiological ecology - carbon allocation
04   Plant physiological ecology - water relations
05   Plant physiological ecology - nutrient relations
06   Plant physiological ecology - global climate change
07   Plant physiological ecology - other (specify on form)
08   Plant reproductive ecology
09   Plant demography
10   Plant competition
11   Vegetation analysis and plant communities
12   Paleoecology
13   Herbivore responses to plant characteristics
14   Effects of herbivory on plants
15   Pollination ecology, and fruit and seed dispersal
16   Animal physiological ecology
17   Animal behavior and sociobiology
18   Animal population ecology
19   Predator-prey interactions
20   Mutualisms between animals, and hostparasite interactions
21   Animal community ecology
22   Ecology of fishes
23   Modeling
24   Evolutionary ecology and population genetics
25   Succession
26   Nitrogen cycling
27   Cycling of other nutrients
28   Ecosystem dynamics
29   Fire ecology
30   Soil ecology
31   Aquatic ecology
32   Animal control over community and ecosystem dynamics
33   Wetland ecology
34   Conservation biology - plants
35   Conservation biology - animals
36   Conservation biology - other (specify on form)
37   Landscape ecology
38   Disturbance ecology
39   Remote sensing
40   Applied ecology and ecosystem dynamics
41   Statistical ecology
42   Biological invasions
43   Global change - effects on ecosystem dynamics
44   Global change - other (specify on form)
45   Agroecology
46   Integrating across scales
47   Education
48   Other (specify on form)
 
3.    Your entire abstract, including author's
name(s), institution, title, and text, must fit within the rectangle  on
the abst


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