OVERVIEW: The International Deer Biology Congress (IDBC) aims at uniting professionals interested in deer biology, management and production, to provide a forum to discuss common challenges, and share knowledge and experiences. Some of the major topics covered include general deer biology and ecology, evolution, genetics, management, in-situ and ex-situ conservation, veterinary aspects, domestic deer farming, antler biology, and antler and venison production. The conservation biology of cervids will derive important benefits from activities related to deer production. The IDBC allows new relationships to be formed and hopefully sparks new endeavors in cervid research, conservation, management and production.
The next Congress will be held August 5 – 10, 2018 in Estes Park, Colorado, USA, and the Planning Committee is currently seeking abstracts for presentations. Suggested topics could pertain, but are not limited to: ecology, population dynamics, management, conservation of endangered species, overabundance, disease, movement and spatial ecology, human and deer conflict, physiology, nutrition, and predation. Other related topics are also welcome.
TIMELINE FOR SUBMISSION AND NOTIFICATION:
Abstracts will be accepted until January 15, 2018.
Accepted presentations will be notified by the end of February and will receive a detailed confirmation packet.
Registration: Speakers must register and pay to attend the conference. Registration will open in March 2018.
DIRECTIONS FOR SUBMISSION: Submissions will only be accepted via an online process. Any abstracts submitted via email will not be reviewed. The online process will ask for the following information:
Primary author name and contact information is required; however, co-author(s) are permitted but not required
Indicate the program topic area that best fits the proposal content
Preferred format for your presentation:
Podium Presentation - lecture style format of technical papers. Presentation time is 20 minutes: 15 minutes speaking plus 5 minutes of questions and answers. Presenters use PowerPoint slides and other audiovisual media to support their presentation.
Poster Session - format is a visual representation of your recent research or ongoing projects. Posters will be displayed and available for viewing during breaks and meals.
Student Poster: Research In-progress - format is a visual representation of your recent research or ongoing projects. Posters will be displayed and available for viewing during breaks and meals.
Upload properly formatted abstract (see formatting instructions and sample abstract)
ABSTRACT FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS: Please note that any abstracts submitted without proper formatting will be returned for correction, and may jeopardize inclusion in the program. View the SAMPLE ABSTRACT showing correct formatting.
Font Type: Arial
Font Size: 11pt
Font Color: Black
Margins: 1” sides, top, and bottom
Abstract Title: First letter of each word capitalized and bolded. Scientific names should be in bolded italics (Example: Phoca vitulina)
Headings: First letter of each word capitalized and bolded. Colon after last word, then single space between heading and content.
Author Names: Please refer to sample abstract.
Author Affiliations: List immediately below author names section. For each affiliation - number each with matching superscript to author; organization, city, state, zip code, country. Put each affiliation on a separate line.
Abstract: Maximum two (2) pages. References should be cited in the text consecutively with superscript numbers after the period and multiple references separated by commas.
Tables, Graphs, and Figures: Optional, and please limit to those which are absolutely necessary. Abstracts will be posted to IDBC website, so clarity is important.
References: Single space after heading. The reference list should be numbered in the order cited in the text and arranged consecutively by number.