Presenting Papers & Posters
Papers are scheduled for 15-minute presentations with 5 minutes for questions. Posters are restricted to 4’x 6’ in size. All presenters must be current APCG members and pay meeting registration fees. If you are not a current member, please add your membership fee to the cost of registration. Each registrant is entitled to submit no more than one abstract, either for a poster or for a spoken paper, although you may be listed as a non-presenting co-author on more than one abstract. Moreover, persons who are participating in an organized panel session may not submit an additional paper or poster as first (and presenting) author. If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for abstracts: August 31
Digital and Other Media
Digital projectors compatible with standard formats will be available and a PC laptop with MS PowerPoint and MS Word will be available for presenters. It is crucial for presenters to bring an electronic copy of their presentations on a USB drive or CD. You are strongly encouraged to bring backups and hard copies (transparencies or handouts) for all digital media. Standard overhead and slide projectors can be made available if requested. Send requests to email@example.com.
Preparing the Abstract
Please use Microsoft Word to create your document. Typeface should be 12pt Times. In the header of the abstract include the name, affiliation, and e-mail address of each presenter and the title of the paper. Then enter the body of the abstract (see example below). After the abstract, please indicate on a separate line if the submission is a “student competition” entry. If you are willing to chair a session, please indicate it on a separate line. Please send paper abstracts via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and poster abstracts to email@example.com as an attached file named with the presenter’s last name (e.g. Hadley2011.doc) and use the subject “Paper Abstract” or “Poster Abstract.” All abstracts must be received by 11:59 pm on August 31, 2011. Final inclusion in the Conference Program will be withheld until registration is paid in full. In your email with your abstract, please indicate whether you are able/willing to chair a session during the conference.
(Please use this format, including bold and italic text and all punctuation)
Keith S. Hadley, firstname.lastname@example.org, Portland State University, and Karen B. Arabus, email@example.com, Willamette University. Forest Structure and Succession Across a Naturally Fragmented Landscape in Central Oregon. Forest Structure and Succession Across a Naturally Fragmented Landscape in Central Oregon. This study examines spatial patterns of forest structure and post-fire succession on 11 natural forest isolates (.3 to 83 ha) in central Oregon. Our objective was to determine how stand composition and structure vary at different spatial scales in response to topographic conditions, area, isolation, and disturbance. To meet these objectives, we focused our analyses on stand structure comparisons and stand distributions within and among the isolates. Our results indicate a complex interaction of multi-scale processes are involved in stand development. Whereas autogenic models of succession, e.g., facilitation, tolerance, and inhibition, and accelerated succession appear to explain current stand compositions and structures, these processes are spatially constrained by topographic conditions and isolate area and isolation. We conclude that stand development and succession are spatially discreet processes forged by the spatial and physical constraints of the surrounding…