The organising committee invites authors to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations for consideration. One presentation (one oral paper or one poster) per person will be allowed, although an author may be a co-author on other papers/posters. All accepted presentations will be assessed by the Editors and Scientific Programme Committee to ensure a high scientific standard.
All abstracts must be submitted on line and must adopt the format detailed below.
Abstracts must be in English, should not exceed 300 words, and should be presented as follows:
- Title - This should not exceed 20 words. Typeface; Times New Roman, bold, 10 pt.
- Author, institution & full contact details for the lead author. Typeface: Times New Roman, bold, 10 pt.
- Body Text. Typeface: Times New Roman, 10 pt.
Type the abstract single-spaced. Use Arabic numerals for all numbers except at the beginning of a sentence where they should be written out. Use standard abbreviations and symbols. Keep abbreviations to a minimum and define each one when it is used for the first time.
Make sure to indicate your choice of type of submission (paper or poster). All abstracts for oral presentation should include findings. Those that only include statements such as "experiments are in progress" or "results will be discussed" will not be accepted for oral presentation but may be considered as a poster presentation.
All authors should proof-read the abstract carefully for grammar and spelling. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend that you have your final abstract proof-read by someone fluent in English before you submit it.
Submission of Abstracts
Please submit your abstract on the abstract submission page. The final date for receipt of abstracts is April 1st, 2005. No graphics should submitted on-line.
The abstract should be saved as a Microsoft Word document and submitted as an attachment. Please save your document for oral presentation as 'Oral+ the name of the first author' as the title for your document. Please remember to indicate two sessions that you feel your presentation is suited to from those listed in the programme.
The Scientific Committee will review the abstracts, and authors will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted by 15th May, 2005. Accepted papers will be allocated to oral presentations or to poster sessions depending on the number, quality and content of submissions. Please note that your presentation will be scheduled in the programme only if the registration fee has been paid by 29th April 2005.
The programme will be posted on the Internet in advance of the meeting.
Key note addresses are scheduled to last 40 minutes and other oral presentations for a maximum of 20 minutes (with 5 minutes for discussion).
The lecture theatres will be provided with Projectors for Microsoft Powerpoint presentations, 35mm slides and overhead transparencies (but please note that handwritten transparencies are not acceptable).
Submission of manuscripts
The final date for Poster submission is April 29th. Poster sizes can be any size up to AO (900X1200 mm)
Accepted papers and poster texts will be published as a special issue of ‘Biology and the Environment’ (Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy). If authors would like to have their presentation published they are asked to submit manuscripts for review prior to, or at the conference at the latest.
Due to the number of manuscripts expected, authors are asked to limit their publications to 6 000 words for oral presentations or 2 000 words for poster presentations. Instructions for authors can be found in a recent edition of the journal or from the RIA web-site http://www.ria.ie/publications/pdfs/SubmissionInstructionsPRIAB.pdf