• [Submission for Abstracts are now Closed] 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. If you are submitting an Abstract to an accepted Symposia, please indicate the Symposia number.

    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 15 April 2014.


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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 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.


    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.


    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. Titles are limited to 150 characters. Please use both upper and lower case
    - Authors and affiliations
    · 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)