WFO 2008 Annual Meeting, San Mateo, Calif -- Call for Papers
- 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
[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unpublished information and should be presented in a manner that will be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!