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RRF 2020 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

Open: Saturday, February 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM - Friday, May 1, 2020 2:00:00 AM


Raptor Research Foundation 2020 Call for Abstracts

The Raptor Research Foundation invites oral and poster abstracts for our annual scientific conference. The conference will be hosted by The Peregrine Fund in Boise, Idaho from October 4-8, 2020. Presentations on any aspect of raptor biology, ecology, research techniques, conservation, and management are invited.  

Abstract Submission

You may submit more than one abstract. Submit all abstracts using the link at the bottom of this page beginning 1 February 2020. Cover letters are not needed. Make sure you have your abstract, title of your abstract, and author information (including emails and affiliations) ready before you submit. Follow the format explained and exemplified in the Sample Abstract below. Failure to properly format abstracts may result in rejection or return to authors for reformatting.

The deadline for submission of papers is 30 April 2020, concurrent with the deadline for extended abstracts for Andersen Award candidates. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified via email by 15 June 2020. Prior to the conference, all authors will be provided with a follow-up email with links specifying the room, date and time of their presentations.

Questions regarding abstracts should be directed to rrf2020@peregrinefund.org attention Julie Garvin.

Andersen Award

The deadline for the Andersen Award is 30 April 2020. All candidates will be notified via email whether their papers will be included in the Andersen Award competitive oral session, in a general oral session, or in the Andersen Award competitive poster session. Applicants are encouraged to read more about the Andersen Award on the RRF website. Questions regarding Andersen Awards should be directed to Clint Boal (email: clint.boal@ttu.edu).

Oral Sessions 

Oral presentations include either full-length talks (15 to 20 minutes including questions) or Speed Talks (10 minutes including questions). Papers must be presented in English, and electronic presentations must be in Powerpoint® format, for display on conference computers. Conference computers and organizers will be available to load presentations during the ice-breaker reception, and prior to the initiation of oral sessions during each day of the conference. Loading of presentations must occur during these times. Presentations prepared on computers running software other than MS Powerpoint for Microsoft Windows will need to be converted prior to uploading on conference computers.

Poster Sessions 

Posters must be 48" x 46" in size (vertical x horizontal). Materials for hanging posters will be available. All posters must be prepared in English. Poster presenters are required to attend their poster during their assigned poster session. 

Sample Abstract

Pattern of Juvenile Dispersal in an Uninhabited Continent: Spanish Imperial Eagles

*ENRIQUE GONZÁLEZ (egonzalez@ebd.csic.es), Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC), Seville, Spain. VIRGINIA MORANDINI, Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC), Seville, Spain. MIGUEL FERRER, Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC), Seville, Spain.

Read this paragraph carefully and adhere to the formatting requirements exactly. Abstracts should summarize findings, not methods. Type the title first, using upper and lower case letters as shown above. Do not use abbreviations in the title. After the title, type the first author’s name followed by institutional affiliation, city, state or province, and country. The body of the abstract should be one paragraph of no more than 300 words, single-spaced throughout, as illustrated here. Do not indent the first line of text. After the first use of the common name of each species mentioned, write the scientific name in italics and parentheses. Capitalize the common names of all birds. If scientific names are included in the title, do not repeat in the body of the abstract. Use italic type only for scientific names. Spell out whole numbers less than 10 unless accompanied by a unit (e.g., 3 cm or 1%). Use metric units. Use the following abbreviations without spelling them out: hr, min, sec, yr, mo, wk, d, km, cm, mm. Use continental dating (e.g., 10 July 1975) and the 24-hr clock (e.g., 1300 H). Italicize the following abbreviations: n, P, F, G, k, R, r2, t-test, U-test, Z, z. Use Roman type for these abbreviations: AIC, ANOVA, CI, df, SD, SE.Please reference the instructions to authors for the Journal of Raptor Research, or a recent issue of the Journal of Raptor Research for any details not specified here (http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/publications/journal-of-raptor-research/submission-guidelines).

Scientific Program Deadlines

  • 1 February - abstract submission opens 
  • 29 February - deadline for international travelers applying for a the Wings to Fly travel award 
  • 15 March - notification to international travel award applicants 
  • 30 April - deadline for general abstract submissions
  • 15 June - notification regarding general abstract submissions

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