Present a Student Research-in-Progress Poster at our 24th Annual Conference.

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Submissions are closed. 

The Student Development Working Group invites students to submit Research-in-Progress Posters covering topics in wildlife science, management, conservation, education, human dimensions or policy. All undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students are eligible for this session. Eligible posters 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
  4. Student chapter research projects that may not be appropriate for the regular poster sessions (these may include a class or group research project).

The Student Research-in-Progress Poster session will be held separately from the contributed poster sessions. You should NOT submit the same abstract for the Student Research-in-Progress Poster session if you have already submitted it as a Contributed Paper or Poster abstract. This is an excellent opportunity to receive feedback and suggestions from both professionals and peers. Posters may be no larger than 4 ft. tall x 3.75 ft. wide. You will be notified by email regarding whether your abstract was accepted by mid-May 2017.


Instructions for Submitting Abstracts
The submission site will open on Feb. 6, 2017. The submission site will lead you through the submission steps. Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words. You may initiate a submission, leave it, and return to complete or revise it as often as you like until the submission deadline. The submission deadline is April 10, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Abstracts that do not meet this deadline will not be considered. Only one submission per primary author is allowed.

You will be asked to choose one of the following subject categories for your poster:

  • Invasive Species
  • Wildlife Damage Management
  • Fire Science and Management
  • Biometrics and Population Modeling
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Public Engagement and Management
  • Conservation and Ecology of Birds
  • Conservation and Ecology of Mammals
  • Conservation and Ecology of Natural Resources and Habitats
  • Conservation and Ecology of Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Conservation and Ecology of Wildlife Communities
  • Conservation Planning and Policy
  • Human Dimensions
  • New Technology and Applications
  • Wildlife Disease and Toxicology
  • Wildlife Education, Training and Certification

Abstract Review
Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee comprised of members of the Student Development Working Group.

All presenters MUST register and pay the appropriate conference registration fee. Advance registration is strongly recommended. Registration and additional conference information will be posted on TWS’ conference website, If your abstract is accepted you may apply for a student travel grant. 

Questions about submitting your abstract may be directed to the Program Committee Coordinator, Tricia Fry, at For all other conference questions, please call (301) 897-9770 or email


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