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WFO 2008 Annual Meeting, San Mateo, Calif -- Call for Papers

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  • Gjon_Hazard@fws.gov
    Please consider presenting a paper (info and contacts below). WFO encourages students and amateurs to present. Please feel free to forward this announcement
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 10, 2008
      Please consider presenting a paper (info and contacts below). WFO
      encourages students and amateurs to present.

      Please feel free to forward this announcement to regional lists or
      potentially interested individuals or organizations. Thanks.


      Gjon C. Hazard
      Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
      Carlsbad, California
      [not an official USFWS post]


      Call for Papers
      for the 33rd Annual Meeting of Western Field Ornithologists

      Abstracts are now being accepted for presentations at the 33rd annual
      meeting of Western Field Ornithologists, to be held 9–12 October 2008 in
      San Mateo, California.

      Oral 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 and professional field ornithologists.
      Papers presented at other conferences will be considered provided that the
      material has not already been published.

      Talks relating to the following themes are solicited:
      • Status, distribution, migration, and population dynamics of birds
      • Systematics and biogeography of birds
      • Ecology, behavior, and evolution of birds
      • New information on avian field identification problems
      • Descriptive field identification
      • Science-based conservation and management of birds
      • Techniques for field study of birds, including censusing, monitoring, and
      other methods; and results of studies applying such techniques

      Research described should apply to birds of the WFO region: western North
      America (from Alaska through Mexico, and the Great Plains to the Pacific
      coast) and the eastern Pacific Ocean. All talks should identify study
      objectives, describe methods and data analysis, pres­ent results, 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 WFO meetings.

      An abstract of your presentation should be submitted electronically to
      Debbie Van Dooremolen at debbie.vandooremolen@... and Jay Withgott at
      withgott@... no later than 31 July 2008. All queries and
      submissions must be via e-mail, and all abstracts must be submitted in
      exactly the following format:

      YOUR LAST NAME, YOUR FIRST NAME, CO-AUTHOR NAMES (Times, 10-point type, all
      caps). Title of your talk (Times, 10-point type, bold). Your affiliation
      and/or sponsoring organization(s), if any, complete mailing address (Times,
      10-point type, italics), e-mail address (Arial, 9-point type).
      Brief (300-word maximum) summary of the objectives, methods, results,
      significance, and generality of your study (Times, 10-point type).

      Submissions should include a brief (60-word maximum) bio for the primary

      For more information about the meeting, visit the WFO web site at
      www.wfo-cbrc.org. We look forward to seeing you in San Mateo!
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