Home > Call for Posters

Call for Posters

Posters on the ecology, conservation or restoration of terminus lakes and surrounding basins are solicited. Posters will be presented during the Poster Session and Reception on November 9, 2016 at the Desert Research Institute.

Deadline for poster abstracts is
August 31, 2016.

Please note on the submitted abstract if it is for an oral or poster presentation. Oral presentations are by invitation only.

Poster Session
Posters will be mounted on standing panels with each poster presentation allocated one panel; table-top displays cannot be accommodated. Poster presenters are required to attend their poster during the evening poster session on Wednesday, November 9. Posters must be removed by 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9 at the latest.

Note carefully the following requirements:

  • Abstracts must be submitted using the online submission form.
  • Please insure that you include the title, author(s), institution(s) and abstract.
  • Please indicate whether your submission is for a poster or oral presentation. Oral presentations are by invitation only.
  • Click on the following link to complete the online submission form: Submit Abstract Here

Instructions and Sample Format for Oral and Poster Presentation Abstracts – please follow the directions exactly:

Interdisciplinary approaches to conserving desert terminus lakes in the western United States

J. M. THOMAS, Center for Watersheds and Environmental Sustainability, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV and M.W. COLLOPY, Academy for the Environment, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Please read the following information carefully before beginning. Your abstract should contain a short introduction to your area of study; a brief account of the background and rationale of the work; a statement of the main findings; and a short passage putting the main findings into general context so it is clear how the results may affect the field of research. Follow this format. To this end, your abstract should be one paragraph of no more than 300 words, single-spaced throughout. Type the title first, using upper and lower case letters as shown above, and with no more than 100 characters (including spaces). After the title, type the first author's name (use all caps), followed by the institution; then type any additional authors and their institutions in similar fashion. List the presenter first. 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).

Poster Guidelines

Posters must be ready for viewing in the evening poster session on Wednesday, November 9.  Poster presenters are required to attend their poster during the poster session. We encourage posters to be left on view for the entire poster session so they can be viewed by all attendees. Posters must be removed by 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9 at the latest.

Please take note of the following suggestions on poster presentation:

  • Divide the contents of your poster into appropriate sections such as: title, author and affiliation; abstract; methodology; data; results; and conclusions.
  • Headings above each poster section should indicate its contents and identify the appropriate sequence for viewing the poster by clearly visible numbers, letters or arrows.
  • Use a font pitch of no less than 16 for your text since most viewers will be standing at least three feet away from a poster.
  • Use larger lettering for the poster’s title, author and institutional affiliation (at least one inch high).
  • Avoid fonts that use script or are difficult to read.
  • Written material should be concise. Save unessential but helpful or interesting secondary points for discussion with your viewers.
  • Graphs, charts and photographs are particularly eye-catching in posters.
  • Poster presenters will only need to bring their posters to the conference, as display equipment will be provided.
University of Nevada, Reno