We welcome contributions from everyone working in the field of conservation, both students and seasoned conservationists.Abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee. Acceptance will be based on scientific rigor, innovation and relevance to conservation science, management, policy or education. Preference will be given to talks that have not been presented in other Israeli conferences.Abstract submission will end on the 31st of January 2019.
We have two options for presenting your work:A 15 minute oral talk (12 min. talk+ 3 min. Q&A).A poster presentation.Oral talk slots are limited and some of those wishing to present a talk may be asked to present a poster instead.
The scientific committee will review the abstracts and notify the authors by March 1, 2019.
Guidelines: -Abstracts should begin with a clear statement of the topic or objectives and provide a brief description of methods and major results.-Abstracts are expected to end with a substantial conclusion.-Do not use vague statements such as “results will be discussed”.-All abstracts should be written in English.-All oral presentations and posters should be spoken/written in English. Hebrew contributions will be considered only under special circumstances.-Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.-Abstracts should not include figures, tables or references (except abstracts of students who are interested to take part in the student competition).-Please name your abstract as follows: your last name followed by your first name with an underscore: Carson_Rachel.doc.-You need to choose a general topic for your contribution – from the list provided below:Biodiversity / Conservation management / Conservation planning / Conservation policy / Conservation sociology / Ecosystem services / Endangered species / Habitat/landscape/ecosystem conservation / Invasion biology / Protected areas / Restoration / Education / Climate change
A competition (with prizes) will be held for the best student talk/poster (MSc or Ph.D.). Furthermore, three students, whose research has a potential major contribution to conservation in Israel, will be preselected to present their work in a plenary session. If you would like to be considered, we request an extended abstract that also include: (1) one figure/table that summarize the main results/take-home message of your talk (graph, map, infographic with limited text) including short caption and (2) short text describing the significance of your research for biodiversity conservation in Israel, no longer than 150 words. The abstract, figure, caption and short text should be submitted as one file in the abstract submission page.
All presenters (with accepted abstracts) must be registered to the conference and pay the registration fee by the early bird deadline (15/03/2019).