A call for papers- Northwest Science Association, Cascadia Prarie-Oak Partnership, and Northwest Lichenologists (Portland,OR)

The Northwest Scientific Association, Northwest Lichenologists, and Cascadia Prairie-Oak Partnership invite you to submit your abstract for oral and poster presentations by February 28, 2013. The event will be an opportunity to present your latest research and exchange ideas with scientists from around the Northwest.

See Below

March 20-23, 2013

University Place Hotel, Portland, Oregon

CALL FOR PAPERS and Posters EXTENDED DEADLINE

Submit abstracts for presentations and posters by

Feb. 28th, 2013 to: 2013nwsa@gmail.com

The Northwest Scientific Association, Northwest Lichenologists, and Cascadia Prairie-Oak Partnership invite you to submit your abstract for oral and poster presentations by February 28, 2013. The event will be an opportunity to present your latest research and exchange ideas with scientists from around the Northwest.

NWSA is soliciting papers to address a broad range of topics and issues in natural, social, and applied sciences, including archaeology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries, forestry, geology, lichenology, restoration, social sciences, wildlife sciences, and zoology. CPOP specifically encourages presentation and poster submissions relating to prairie and oak birds, pollinators, plants, mammals, species reintroductions, habitat restoration, conservation infrastructure, landscape planning, and climate change.

Oral presentations will be 12 minutes long, with 3 minutes for questions (15 minutes total).

Notice of acceptance will be sent between February 21 and March 8, 2013.

If you have any questions about abstract submission, posters, etc. please contact Mark Harmon at mark.harmon@oregonstate.edu.

Abstract Requirements and Guidelines

Please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your abstract for an oral presentation or poster.

  • · All abstracts must be submitted electronically to: 2013nwsa@gmail.com
  • · The email subject should indicate the last name of the presenter, if the submission is a paper or a poster, and whether it belongs in a CPOP or NWSA contributed session (e.g. Shaw – poster – CPOP or Smith – paper – NWSA).
  • · The body of your email must contain all of the following information:
  • · Name, affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail of the corresponding author.
  • · Names and affiliations of additional authors.
  • · Indicate at least two keywords for use in preparing a subject list.
  • · Indicate if the presenter is a student and would like to participate in the best student poster contest.
  • · The full abstract should be attached to your email as a MS Word document (and not included in the body of the email) following each of the formatting instructions below.

Please have your name in the file name so we can tell them apart!!!!

Abstract format

  • · Please prepare your abstract using Times New Roman 12-point font in a MS Word document, following each of the formatting rules below.
  • · Type the title in ALL CAPITALS followed by a period.
  • · Type everything LEFT JUSTIFIED.
  • · Continue on same line with names of all authors and their addresses. Bold the presenters name.
  • · Type author names in upper and lower case. Separate each name with a semicolon after the address.
  • · Add the address, using 2-digit state or province abbreviations, including zip or postal code, for each author directly after each author’s name. If authors from the same institution follow one another, add the address after the last affiliate.
  • · Give the e-mail address of the corresponding author after the last author.
  • · Skip a line and type the abstract in one paragraph.
  • · All abstracts should contain: a statement of the study’s objectives, a brief description of methods, summary of results and conclusions.
  • · The word count for the body of the abstract may not exceed 250 words.

Examples

FLORISTIC SURVEYS ON THE SMALL ISLANDS IN THE SAN JUAN ARCHIPELAGO, WASHINGTON STATE. Katherine Glew, Lichen Collection, Herbarium, Box 355320, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195; kglew@u.washington.edu

During 2005 and 2006, the University of Washington Herbarium organized collection forays to the small islands of the San Juan Archipelago…

DEFINING A SUCCESSIONAL METRIC FOR LICHEN COMMUNITIES IN THE ARCTIC TUNDRA. Emily Holt, Bruce McCune, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Cordley 2082, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902; Peter Neitlich, Western Arctic National Parklands, National Park Service, Winthrop, WA 98862-9755; eholt@science.oregonstate.edu

We provide an index of successional status for arctic macrolichen communities. We amassed literature from the past fifty years that studied lichen communities following various disturbances, such as fire or grazing…