ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 7, 2014
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING ORAL &
Abstracts for oral and poster
presentations must be emailed at the same time that you register for the
meeting using the above link.
Abstracts for film festival
presentations must be submitted separately using this link: http://www.beneaththewavesfilmfest.org/
An example of the abstract format is listed below.
The 2014 Benthic Ecology Meeting
will accept abstracts for oral presentations on the following topics:
Please follow these instructions
abstracts must be in English and submitted as a Word document (*.docx). Use
Times Roman font throughout and 1” page margins
one abstract allowed per presenting author.
Use 12 point font in bold. Do not exceed 150
characters with spaces.
12 point font. List author names separated by semicolons.
presenting author: If authors have different affiliations, use
superscripts as shown in example.
Use 10 point font. If authors have different
affiliations, use superscripts. Please provide the email address of the
text: Use 12 point font without indention. Do not exceed
200 words. Use metric units and italics for scientific names. Do not include illustrations,
figures, or photos. Use single spacing throughout and left paragraph
the abstract text, please indicate the following:
(a) Presenting author’s status:
“Faculty” for faculty, postdocs, and professionals; “Grad” for graduate
students; “Undergrad” for undergraduate students.
(b) Presentation Preference:
“Oral” or “Poster”
(c) Topic Area Preference: List
(d) Presentation Recording and Evaluation: As in past
years, COSEE Florida's Presentation Boot Camp program will be providing
opportunities for speakers to have their presentations recorded and evaluated
using the Presentation Skills Protocol for Scientists (2PS). There is no
charge for the service and you do not need to be a Presentation Boot Camp
graduate to participate. It is a great opportunity to document your
presentation and get feedback on your presentation skills. Indicate (Yes or No) if you would like to participate in the
Presentation Boot Camp 2PS Program! If you respond 'yes' you will receive more information about this.
and Validation of measures of Katsaridaphobia in Great White Sharks
Van Damme, J C.
1; Stallone, S1; Segal, S.2;
1Dolphin-Hugger Research Center, Swamptown, SC 23576; 2Whatsamatta
University, Kneedeepinit, NY 00122. firstname.lastname@example.org
Great White Sharks (Carcharadon carcharias) are highly efficient apex
predators, the impacts of cockroaches swimming adjacent to these living fossils
are unknown. In winter of 2012, we began a series of studies off the coast of
Nantucket that were designed to explicitly test whether white shark migration
routes could be altered in the presence of cockroaches. Fifty adult female
sharks that were previously diagnosed with Katsaridaphobia were tracked and
intercepted in coastal waters. Divers wearing at least 9 layers of latex gloves
strategically placed 1-2 juvenile cockroaches in the path of the sharks. Over
80% of the sharks tested were oblivious to the insects. Interestingly, 20%
moved off course by 0.005 degrees suggesting immense levels of Katsaridaphobia.
These results have strong implications for climate change and future work will
be focused on repeating this experiment under ocean acidification conditions.
author status: Grad
Preferred Presentation type: Oral
With the exception of the
“brevity” session, oral presentations are limited to 12 minutes, with 3 minutes
at the end for question.
Participants in the “Brevity”
session are limited to 5 slides and 5 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions.
All presentation should be
prepared using Microsoft Powerpoint (.pptx file). Only PC’s will be used during
the conference. Sorry, no Macs will be available and you may NOT plug your Mac
into the projector.
A speaker ready room will be
available if you would like to preview your presentation and ensure that it is
PC compatible. If you have embedded sound or video files, be sure to load those
along with your presentation on a flash drive. Presenters should bring their
presentation on a flash drive to the appropriate session room at least 3 hours
prior to the start of the session in which your presentation will occur.
Set-up and Break-down:
Posters will be displayed in the
Grand Banquet Hall at the University Center on Thursday. Presenters should put
their posters up on Thursday between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Posters should be
removed immediately following the poster session.
The poster session and social
will be held on Thursday March 20 from 6 pm to 10 pm in the Grand Banquet Hall
at the University Center. Posters will be grouped by topic area into “poster
cul-du-sacs” to encourage more interaction. Presenters are expected to remain
near their posters during the poster session.
for Preparing Posters:
Poster should be no larger than
44 inches tall by 38 inches wide. T-Pin Fasteners to attach your
posters to the displays will be provided.
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