Programme

  • WORKSHOPS

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    Workshops will be held prior to the Fiji conference on July 7-8, 2014 and can be run as a half day, full day or two day session. Proposals must contain the following information:

    · Workshop title

    · Proposed theme and justification for why the topic is appropriate and significant for Resilient Island Ecosystems and Communities (1,500 character limit)

    · Organizer(s) name, affiliation and complete contact information, including email address

    · Length (half day, full day, two day)

    · Maximum number of participants that can be accommodated

    · Expected outcomes and, if appropriate, plans for communication of results (3,000 character limit)

    · Format of workshop and any special logistic requirements (e.g. classroom or round table style, a room with internet access)

    · A tentative list of speakers, presentation titles and listing of whether each speaker has agreed to participate OR a description of activities to be undertaken

    · Method of selecting participants (invited, open registration or a combination)

    · Any expected costs outside of the meeting space (some standard a/v equipment is included) e.g. catering, speaker/facilitator fees, a/v technical needs

    Proposal submission for workshops has now closed

    SYMPOSIA

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    The Fiji Conference 2014 provides opportunities for researchers to present their work in focused symposia related to the main conference themes:

    1) Vulnerable Ecosystems, Communities and Species
    2) Adaptive & Community Based Management of Socio-Ecological Systems
    3) Conservation in a Changing Oceania

    We will accept symposia proposals for two hour blocks. Presentation length must be in multiples of 15 minutes (e.g. 15 minutes or 30 minutes) so that the timing of symposium presentations can be coordinated with contributed paper sessions. Time at the end of symposium may be left open for discussion and also should be coordinated with concurrent sessions.

    Proposals must contain the following information:

    · Symposium title

    · Proposed theme and justification for why the topic is appropriate and significant for this theme (1,500 character limit)

    · Organizer(s) name, affiliation and complete contact information, including email address

    · Expected outcomes and, if appropriate, plans for communication of results (3,000 character limit)

    · Whether you will be a speaker, moderator or both

    · A tentative list of speakers, institution, presentation titles and whether each speaker

    · Three keywords to assist in reviewing and placement of proposals

    · Whether any necessary funding for organizer and speaker expenses has been secured (for example, are funds available for speaker travel?)

    Author registration rule: If your proposal is accepted, all symposium speakers will be required to submit an abstract during the call for abstracts; please coordinate with your authors, according to the call for abstracts and early registration deadlines.

    Proposal submission for symposia has now closed

    ABSTRACTS

    We are accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations for open sessions at the Fiji 2014 SCB Oceania conference through March 14, 2014 under the following themes:
    1) Vulnerable Ecosystems, Communities and Species
    2) Adaptive & Community Based Management of Socio-Ecological Systems
    3) Conservation in a Changing Oceania

    All abstracts should be submitted to infofiji@wcs.org. Please include “SCBO 2014 abstract” in the subject heading.

    To increase the probability that your abstract will be accepted in your preferred presentation format, please consider the following criteria carefully:

    · scientific merit
    · application to conservation management
    · clarity of presentation (e.g. abstract begins with a clear statement of an issue and ends with a substantive conclusion)
    · Author registration for the meeting for oral, speed and poster presentations

    All presenting authors must register for the meeting by the early registration deadline of 31 March 2014.

    ORAL PRESENTATIONS

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    Individuals are limited to presenting only ONE presentation. Individuals can present in either a symposium or contributed oral presentation or poster presentation. If your name appears on more than one abstract, make sure you are listed as the presenter for only one of them.

    Oral presentations will be limited to 15 minutes: 12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions.

    If your abstract is accepted but cannot be accommodated as an oral presentation, we may offer you the opportunity to present a poster.

    All oral presentation rooms will be equipped with AV equipment (computer and projector). Detailed information and instructions on presentations at the meeting will be available to presenters several months before the meeting.

    POSTER PRESENTATIONS

    Poster presenters will receive general instructions on poster format in the email notification of acceptance.
    Posters will be displayed prominently and special sessions dedicated to posters will allow in-depth discussion between authors and attendees.

    STUDENT AWARD CANDIDATES

    Both oral and poster presentations will be considered for student awards. You need to indicate that you are interested in being considered for a student award at the time of abstract submission. To be considered for a student award, the work presented must have been primarily completed by the student. The student must be the first author on the presentation and must be the presenter. At time of submission, please also enter the degree pursued or date of defense, for those who already have received a Ph.D. Students currently enrolled in a degree program and very recent graduates (May through July 2014) are eligible to apply.

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING ABSTRACTS

    Abstracts should be submitted for all individuals planning on presenting in any format including, oral and poster presentations, as well as for symposia. If your abstract is part of an accepted symposia, please indicate this on the submission form.

    Please follow the instructions carefully, including all requested information and formatting. Early notification of acceptance will give you ample time to take advantage of the early registration rate. Please include the following:
    · Your preferred presentation format (oral or poster presentation).
    · Whether your presentation has been invited for a symposium, if so please indicate which one.
    · Abstract title: Please do not only use upper case, but use both upper and lower case. Titles are limited to 150 characters.
    · Abstract: Abstracts may not exceed 1,500 characters (approximately 200 words), including spaces. Begin with a clear statement of the topic or objectives, give brief methods and major results, and end with a substantive conclusion.
    · Student contest: Name, field, type of degrees (MS/PhD), and graduation year.
    - Theme (Vulnerable Ecosystems, Communities and Species; Adaptive & Community Based Management of Socio- Ecological Systems; or Conservation in a Changing Oceania)

    Plenary Speakers – Yet to be confirmed

    Full Programme – Yet to be confirmed

    Field Trips – Yet to be confirmed