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
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
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
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
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
24 Evolutionary ecology and population genetics
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)
46 Integrating across scales
48 Other (specify on form)
3. Your entire abstract, including author's
name(s), institution, title, and text, must fit within the rectangle on
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