Abstract submissions are invited on any subject related to estuaries or coastal environments. Reports of work in progress as well as work in advanced stages and reviews of relevant topics are encouraged.
Abstracts must be submitted online using the Abstract Submission form found on the Events tab at this site. A link to the form is available in this page.
The requirement that all presenters must be or become a NEERS member has been waived for the Spring 2021 joint meeting with AERS. Information on becoming a member is included on the pre-registration form for both NEERS and AERS, or at Membership for NEERS only.
Links to Forms
See below for (1) how to prepare your abstract, (2) presentation guidelines, (3) poster guidelines.
Standard Oral - Regale us with an oral presentation of your work. These talks will be limited to 12 minutes with an additional 3 minutes for discussion.
Lightning -This fast-paced presentation style is a chance for speakers to really focus on their main message. Each speaker has 5 minutes with additional time for questions. You may choose an Ignite-style presentation where you present 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds – when your slides are done, so are you! Or you can modify that concept as you see fit. Lightning sessions provide an opportunity to share information that might not fit into a standard oral or poster session -- the more concise speaking slots lend themselves to a more conversational and storytelling presentation style.
Poster - We are not accepting posters for virtual conferences.
Students will compete for the Ketchum and Rankin Prizes for oral presentations (prize information). Students are automatically entered into the prize competition. Students who have won an award are ineligible to win that award again, though they may still compete for the other awards.
Please select your first and second choice for presentation format. Although we will try very hard to accommodate everyone's first choice, selecting multiple options increases the likelihood of securing a spot in the program.
A confirmation page will be emailed to you upon successful submission of your abstract to the NEERS website. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please resubmit your abstract. Contact the Webmaster with recurring problems. Following the deadline for submitting abstracts, all submissions will be confirmed by the program chair and the lead author will be notified of his/her scheduled time. Contact one of the Program Chairs with questions.
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*** SAMPLE ABSTRACT FORMAT***
Cadillac*, M. T.(1) and I. M. A. Hiker (2).
(1) Department of Environmental Sociology and Outdoor Recreation, Coastal College, State-of-Mind, ME; (2) Department of Trail Maintenance, For Est College, ME.
A SYSTEMATIC SAMPLING OF THE ALLURE OF ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Acadia National Park boasts many dazzling spectacles, including the pounding surf of Thunder Hole, stunning views of Somes Sound and Frenchman Bay, and the first glimpse of sunrise in the US. Evidence suggests, however, that the park’s true charm lies in its quiet beauty. We hiked ten trails from sea level to mountain summit, paddled eight 5-km stretches of island shoreline, and biked along 100 km of carriage roads, recording observations at regular intervals. Results confirm the importance of cumulative, small pleasures to the park’s allure, such as sights of cliffs tumbling into the sea, islands emerging from the fog, pristine marshes, 300+ species of birds including breeding peregrine falcons, dense <i>Ruppia</i> and eelgrass beds, and diverse woodlands. We conclude that excursions off the loop road will enhance visitor experiences.
For a Virtual Conference: You will be using your own computer - we can't help you with any technical issues you may encounter, as we are not set up for that.
Prior to the meeting, we will have a mandatory "run of show" for presenters (a short appointment, look for an email about two weeks before the meeting) - this will allow you to get familiar with the controls of the online platform, make sure you are able to share your screen, and share any animations or videos. This is your chance to test your computer and audio connection before the pressure is on! If needed, please procure a headset and microphone, NEERS does not supply any equipment.
A few tips for online presenting:
We are not currently accepting posters for Virtual Conferences.