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North American Duck Symposium and Workshop

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

7TH NORTH AMERICAN DUCK SYMPOSIUM

1-5 February 2016

Westin Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis, Maryland

Deadline to submit your abstract is NOW - Friday, August 14, 2015 at midnight!

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM!

(If you have already submitted your abstract and received a confirmation from us, you do not have to resubmit!)

As the first North American Duck Symposium to be held on the Atlantic Flyway of North America, we welcome scientists, students, government, non-government, and industrial representatives, as well as waterfowl enthusiasts from  North America, Europe, and Asia to attend. This will be an ideal venue for connecting with collaborators, forging new partnerships, and communicating research results to the waterfowl community.  We welcome abstracts for presentation at the 7th North American Duck Symposium on subjects related to ALL waterfowl (ducks, geese, swans) and related habitats; subjects including breeding and winter ecology, foraging and bioenergetics, migration, breeding and winter habitat use and conservation, population dynamics and management, annual cycles and carryover effects, harvest, climate change, disease, genetics, and other emerging topics. We especially encourage submissions by student presenters (undergraduate and graduate) and will offer five (5) student travel awards ($500) to the highest ranking abstracts by the Science Committee. See STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS.

The NEW deadline for submissions is August 14, 2015! 

SUBMIT ABSTRACT FOR NADS7


Instructions for submitting abstracts to the 7th North American Duck Symposium:

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015!!!

Please submit your abstract via the link: SUBMIT ABSTRACT FOR NADS7 by Friday August 14, 2015!

Download the Abstract Template

Guidelines:

  1. SUBMIT ABSTRACT FOR NADS7  (preferred).  If you cannot use this Form, you can send your abstract as an attachment in a Word Doc (.doc or .docx) to NADuckSymposium@gmail.com using the presenting author’s first initial underscore (_) last name as the file name (eg. C_Williams.doc). If submitting multiple abstracts by the same author (C_Williams1.doc, C_Williams2.doc). But, please, use the form if you can!

  2. Answer all questions on the form AND cut and paste your COMPLETE ABSTRACT (include Title, Author(s), Affiliations, etc) into the space provided on the form. 

  3. Times New Roman, 12 point font, and single spaced.

  4. If you have been invited to a Special Session, write "Special Session: Title of Session" at the top of the page. Please only do this if you have been invited to the special session.

  5. Title with Capitalized First Letter of Each Word (preferably 10 words or less; catchy titles are welcome).

  6. Skip a line.

  7. List of Author(s) use numbers to denote affiliations with the presenting author denoted with an asterisk (*). 

  8. Skip a line.

  9. Author affiliations listed by number and should include the Department, Organization, City, State or Province, zip or postal code, country. Email address of presenting author only.

  10. Skip a line.

  11. Body of the abstract should be < 300 words and a single paragraph (STUDENT EXTENDED ABSTRACTS <500 words). 

  12. Do not use hyperlinks to webpages in the abstract body unless relevant to the subject.

  13. At the bottom of your abstract, indicate if you wish to be considered for an ORAL, POSTER, ORAL or POSTER presentation. Please note that if you are not chosen for an oral presentation, we will automatically consider you for a poster.

  14. Write STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD, if you are enrolled in an accredited University or within six (6) months of graduation. Indicate if you are an UNDERGRADUATE, MASTER’S, or DOCTORAL student.

  15.  If submitting an abstract as a Student, extended abstracts should be <500 words. Students must ALSO email NADuckSymposium@gmail.com with abstract attached (Word doc) and an up to date CV (Word or PDF) for the Student Awards Committee. See Student Travel Awards for more information.


 
 
NOTE: NEW SUBMISSION FORM!!
 

SUBMIT ABSTRACT TO NADS7

 

Example:

File Name:  H_Ducks.doc (if submitting by email)

 

SPECIAL SESSION: Migratory Bird Treaty Act (only if invited by Session Chair)

 

Put Your Title Here in This Format (guideline  ~10 words or less)

 

Henry A. Ducks1*, Joanna B. Goose2, and Chris E. Swan3

 

1Department of Anatidae, Fowl University, City, State, Zip, USA, HADucks@fowl.edu

2Environment Canada, City, Province, Postal Code, Canada

3Department, Organization, City, State/Province, Postal code, Country

 

Abstracts should be <300 words (Student Extended Abstracts <500 words) and include objectives, brief description of methods, principal results, and conclusions. Include scientific names in the abstract, but not in the paper/poster title. Do not abbreviate place names (e.g. state or country) in the paper/poster title. Please, do not include paper/poster title or author information in the body of the abstract. Do not include citations in text, nor a separate literature cited section.  Authors may submit more than one abstract. Submit abstract via Google Forms NADS7 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM (preferred).  If you cannot use Google Forms, email NADuckSymposium@gmail.com  and attach a Word document (.doc or .docx) and NOT in the body.  Submit abstract no later than Friday, August 14, 2015. Thank you for adhering to these instructions to ensure consistency in format among abstracts.

ORAL

STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

MASTER'S

 

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