Abstract Submittal

Final deadline for regular abstract submission is April 27, 2012.

Please note:  abstract submission fee is $40 per abstract, payable at the time of online submission.

Submit Abstract

Members of the International Scientific Committee, including session theme leaders, will review all abstracts. Abstracts will be published for BIOGEOMON 2012: the 7th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behavior, both online and in print. The print version will have an ISBN code number.


General: One page abstracts must be submitted in English. Please prepare your abstract as a Word document, using Arial font for title, author information, and body text. Use SI units throughout.

Title: Use bold Arial 16 point font, capitalize only the first word and proper names.

Authors: Use normal Arial 12 point font with the family name all capitalized, with number superscripts to associate names with institutions/affiliations and E-mail addresses.

Body text: Use normal Arial 10 point font, and single space and 1 inch margins. Maximum of 650 words.

Tables: Number tables consecutively.

Figures: Black-and-white or grey-tone figures can be included in the abstract and should be submitted as separate images (jpg and gif), as well as embedded within the abstract. Refer to figures and tables in the text as "Fig. 1", "Table 1", etc. 


Use normal Arial 10 point font. 

  • Article in a Journal:  Deleuze, C. & Houllier, F. 1997. A transport model for tree ring width. Silva Fennica 31(3): 239-250.

  • Article in a Book: Wilcove, D.S., McLellan, C.H. & Dobson, A.P. 1986. Habitat fragmentation in the temperate zone. In: Soule, M.E. (ed.). Conservation biology: the science of scarcity and diversity. Sinauer, Sunderland, Massachusetts. p. 237-256.

  • Monograph: Ilvessalo-Pfaffli, M-S. 1995. Fiber atlas: identification of papermaking fibers. Springer Series in Wood Sciences. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York. 400 p.

  • Internet Sources:
      Daily, G. 1999. Developing a scientific basis for managing Earth's life support systems. Conservation Ecology 3(2): 14. [Online journal]. Available at: http://www.consecol.org/vol3/iss2/art14. [Cited 18 Jan 2001
    Johannesburg summit 2002. 2003. [Internet site]. United Nations, Division for Sustainable Development. Available at: http://www.johannesburgsummit.org. [Cited 5 Feb 2003].

Name your abstract file using the family name and first name of the corresponding author (e.g. Wilson_Tiffany.doc)

The final abstract book will be printed on 8.5 X 11 inch paper (letter size) with 1.0 inch margins on all sides (top and bottom included). Each abstract, with figures, tables, and references included, MUST FIT on a single page.

Abstracts that do not conform to the above guidelines will not be considered.


See the following example:

Preparation of the abstract for BIOGEOMON 2012 in Maine, USA

DOE, M.1, SMITH, J.2, and WHITE, K.3

1 University of Utopia, USA, Doe@Utopia.edu, USA, 2,3University of Bliss, USA, Smith@Bliss.edu, White@Bliss.edu

The abstract is a very important document because it will be the basis for inclusion in the BIOGEOMON 2012 conference, and will be read by hundreds, if not a few thousand, scientists.  Your abstract should be filled with the results and conclusions drawn from a particular experiment, compilation, theoretical consideration, modeling exercise, or any other significant intellectual activity.  It should not be a table of contents and should not include statements such as "data will be described" or "modeled" or "interpreted".  Normally "Methods" should not be included in any detail, unless the methods represent a significant advance in the way something has been measured, data have been interpreted, and so forth.  The paragraph that follows is not strong and illustrates a paper that would not attract a crowd!

"A partial biography of the writer is given.  The inadequate abstract is discussed.  What should be covered by an abstract is considered.  The importance of the abstract is described.  Dictionary definitions of "abstract" are quoted.  At the conclusion a revised abstract is presented."  (Landes, K. K., 1966).  Landes then offered a revision of the abstract.

Pictures, figures, and tables may be entered at the end of the text or within the text.

Landes, K. K. 1966.  A scrutiny of the abstract, II.  Bull. Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geologists 50: 1992.


Printable version of abstract submittal guidelines