CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Wildlife Society’s 29TH Annual Conference

Call for Abstracts for Contributed Oral Presentations, Posters & SRIP

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The Wildlife Society will hold its 29th Annual Conference in Spokane, Washington, Nov. 6-10, 2022. The Conference will include workshops and trainings, symposia, panel discussions, contributed oral presentations, contributed posters, and student research in progress posters. We invite you to submit abstracts for prospective contributed oral or poster presentation on topics of wildlife ecology, management, conservation, education, or policy.

Contributed Oral Presentations will be presented live and in person in Spokane. Each oral presentation will be allotted 15 minutes, which includes 12 minutes for the presentation and three minutes for questions. Along with preparing a slide deck for their live, in-person presentation, contributed oral presenters will be required to upload a 12-minute video recording of their talk prior to the conference.

Contributed Posters will be presented live and in person in Spokane. Presenters will present a printed version of their poster at the conference. Along with preparing a printed poster for their live, in-person presentation, contributed presenters will be required upload a PDF version of their poster prior to the conference and have the option of uploading a short, recorded video summary of their poster.

Student Research in Progress PostersAll undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students with research in progress can submit an abstract for this session. Abstracts submitted can include 1) research that is in progress; 2) a proposed research project (with a focus on study design); 3) results from completed undergraduate research projects; or 4) student chapter research projects that may not be appropriate for the regular poster sessions (these may include a class or group research project). Along with preparing a printed poster for their live, in-person presentation, SRIP presenters will be required upload a PDF version of their poster prior to the conference and have the option of uploading a short, recorded video summary of their poster.

Instructions for Submitting Abstracts

The submission site will open on March 21, 2022. The submission site will lead you through the submission steps; guidelines for submissions are summarized below. You may initiate a submission, save your work, and return to complete or revise your submission as often as you like until the submission deadline. The submission deadline is April 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Abstracts that miss this deadline will not be considered. Please note: TWS allows only one contributed oral, contributed poster or student work in progress abstract per primary author.

Abstracts must be under 250 words, and should include a statement of objectives, brief description of methods, results, and conclusions. Do not include paper/poster title or author information in the abstract. Include scientific names in the abstract but not in the paper/poster title. You will be asked to choose one of the following subject categories.

  • Biometrics and Population Modeling
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation and Ecology of Birds
  • Conservation and Ecology of Mammals
  • Conservation and Ecology of Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Conservation and Ecology of Wildlife Communities
  • Cultural Aspects of Wildlife Conservation
  • Endangered Species Conservation
  • Habitat Ecology and Management
  • Human Dimensions
  • IDEA -Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness
  • International Wildlife Management
  • Invasive Species
  • Molecular Ecology
  • New Technology and Applications
  • Planning and Policy
  • Public Engagement, Education and Communication
  • Spatial Ecology and Modeling
  • Urban Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Damage Management
  • Wildlife Disease and Toxicology
  • Wildlife Physiology and Nutrition

Abstract Evaluation

Contributed abstracts will be evaluated based on technical merit and contribution to our knowledge of species, populations, communities, ecological processes, management practices, conservation initiatives, education models, communication, or policy issues. Oral presentations and posters should present results from completed studies or completed phases of long-term projects. Work in progress is more appropriate for presentation at local or regional meetings and will not be accepted.

Student Research-in-Progress abstracts will be evaluated based on technical merit and contribution to our knowledge of species, populations, communities, ecological processes, management practices, conservation initiatives, education models, communication, or policy issues. Work does not need to be completed to be submitted.

Student Presentation Awards

Students who submit abstracts for a contributed presentation may request to be considered for the Best Student Oral Presentation or Poster Award. Please note, abstract quality is an important part of being considered for this award.

Notice of Decision

All presenters are required to register for and attend the in-person conference in Spokane, Washington. Registration information will be posted on TWS’ conference website, twsconference.org, in June 2022. Early Bird registration is strongly encouraged and will be available through July 30.

Registration

Students who submit abstracts for a contributed presentation may request to be considered for the Best Student Oral Presentation or Poster Award. Please note, abstract quality is an important part of being considered for this award.

Questions

Questions about the conference program may be directed to Program Committee Coordinator, Tricia Fry at tricia@wildlife.org. For all other conference questions, please call (301) 897-9770 or email membership@wildlife.org.

Please review our guidelines for professional behavior at the conference
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