WFO 2005 Annual Meeting - Santa Maria, CA - Call for Papers
- Preparations are underway for the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Western Field
Ornithologists (WFO). We'll be meeting in Santa Maria, California,
September 28th through October 1st, a good time to take advantage of fall
migration on the coast. We will have field trips and workshops along with
the usual high-quality oral and poster presentations. If you're interested
in presenting, please see the announcement below. If you're interested in
learning more about WFO or if you would like to become more active in the
organization, please contact me and I'll be happy to give you some
additional information. You need not be a professional "ornithologist" to
participate in WFO activities, all you need is an interest in birds and a
curiosity to learn more.
Feel free to forward this to your regional or local lists. Hope to see you
Gjon C. Hazard
Call for Papers and Poster Presentations
Western Field Ornithologists - 30th Annual Meeting
28 September - 1 October 2005
Santa Maria, California
Abstracts are now being accepted for presentations and
posters at the 30th annual meeting of Western Field
Ornithologists, to be held 28 September - 1 October 2005
in Santa Maria, California. Papers and posters presented
at other conferences will be considered, provided that the
material has not already been published in full manuscript
form. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their text
is accurate and professionally concise.
Oral and poster presentations should reflect original
research or summarize existing unpublished information,
and should be presented in a manner that will be of
interest to serious amateur field ornithologists. Talks
and posters relating to the following special theme of the
2005 meeting are especially solicited:
* Status, distribution, conservation, and management of
birds in human-dominated landscapes. Human-dominated
landscapes in coastal California will be the primary
focus, but we seek contributions on the avifauna of
human-dominated landscapes anywhere in the West.
Talks and posters relating to the following, more general,
themes are also solicited:
* Systematics and biogeography of the birds of the Pacific
Coast region, the North American interior (including
Mexico), and the interface between the two.
* New information on field identification problems relevant
to the birds of western North America and the eastern
* Techniques for field study of birds, including censusing,
monitoring, and other methods; results of studies
applying such techniques.
All talks and posters should do the following: identify
study objectives; describe study methods and data analysis;
discuss the significance of the research; and propose
future research directions.
We expect to allot 15 minutes per oral presentation,
including 3 minutes for questions and discussion.
Dialogue between presenters and audience is a hallmark
of all WFO meetings.
Posters should fit within a width of six feet. Graphic
materials, tables, and illustrations should be as simple
as possible. Sequence the viewing of the poster with
arrows, letters, or numbers so as to be self-explanatory.
Text, graphics, and illustrations should be readable from
a distance of at least four feet. Poster presenters are
expected to be available for extensive discussion with
An abstract of your presentation or poster should be
submitted electronically to Ted Floyd <tedfloyd@...>.
Please note that all queries and submissions must be via
e-mail. All abstracts must be received by 15 May 2005 and
should be submitted in exactly the following format:
* YOUR LAST NAME, YOUR FIRST NAME. Your affiliation (if
any), complete mailing address, e-mail address. Title of
your talk. Brief (300-word maximum) summary of the
objectives, methods, results, significance, and
generality of your study.
For more information about the meeting, visit the WFO web
site at <www.wfo-cbrc.org>.
We look forward to seeing you in Santa Maria!