Western Field Ornithologists' CALL FOR PAPERS
- Call for Papers for the 35th Annual Meeting of Western Field
Abstracts are now being accepted for presentations at the 35th annual
meeting of Western Field Ornithologists, to be held 13�17 October
2010 in Palm Desert, California.
Oral presentations should reflect original research or summarize
existing unpublished information, and should be presented in a manner
that will interest both serious amateur and professional field
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
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.
Oral presentations shall be allotted 15 minutes, 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 to Dave
Quady at davequady@... no later than 1 July 2010, following this
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, italics).
Brief (300-word maximum) summary of the objectives, methods, results,
significance, and generality of your study (Times, 10-point type).
Please include a brief (60-word maximum) bio for the primary author.
In total, we expect to have sufficient time in the schedule for about
For more information about the meeting, please visit the WFO web site
at www.westernfieldornithologists.org. We look forward to seeing you
in Palm Desert!
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