Call for Abstracts
- Submissions begin: February 22, 2016
- Submissions close: April 30, 2016
- Questions about abstract preparation and submission of abstracts should be directed to Dwayne Estes (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 931-217-5430).
- Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes, with an additional 5 minute question and answer period for a total of 20 minutes. Presentations may cover both hypothesis-driven studies as well as those that are a more general overview of projects.
- We ask that speakers keep in mind that the audience may be composed of both scientists and non-scientists and we request that speakers avoid excessive technical jargon, complicated statistics, and text-heavy slides.
- Our goal is not to "preach to the choir" but rather it is to reach as many people as possible and spread the message of grassland conservation in a form that can be appreciated and easily understood by both professionals and non-professionalis.
- We will contact speakers a few weeks ahead of the meeting to request a digital copy of PowerPoint files. These must be provided no later than Monday, May 23, 2016 to ensure that our technical support crew has time to load all talks prior to the meeting.
- We will have assistants hang your posters for you so all you need to do is bring your poster with you (preferably in a poster tube). These will be collected just prior to the start of the oral presentations session which begins at 9:00 AM on 25 May 2016 and our assistants will put them up in the Sundquist Science Building where they can be examined during breaks. Posters should be 4 ft wide x 3 ft tall.
- We only have room for up to 40 posters so poster submissions will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Abstracts must be submitted in Arial 11-point font with single spacing, one-inch margins, maximum of 500 words.
- The format (placement of title, authors, etc.) should follow that used in the example below. First, include the title with only proper nouns capitalized. Second, using bold font include first or preferred name, middle initial (if desired), and last name for each author. Designate each author's affiliation by a superscript number following the name of each author. In italics, provide the affiliated institution and address (city, state) for each author using the superscripted number corresponding to that of the author.
- After the title and author information, skip one line and provide the name, phone number, and email address of the presenting author.
The Pennyroyal Prairie: a vision for restoring a forgotten ecosystem. Dwayne Estes1,2 and Julian Campbell3, 1Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, 2The Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, TX, 3Bluegrass Woodland Restoration Center.
Dwayne Estes, (931) 221-7771, email@example.com