domingo, 16 de mayo de 2010

25th Ornithological Congress

22 - 288 August, 2010
Campos do Jordao, SP, Brazil

Outline of the scientific programme

The scientific programme consists of 10 plenary lectures and 48 symposia, together with contributed oral papers, posters, round table discussions, and special interest group meetings.

Plenary lectures are keynote addresses by outstanding ornithologists.

Symposia cover a wide range of current ornithological topics. Each symposium will feature five papers, with two keynote speakers and three papers chosen from submitted abstracts.

Contributed oral papers and posters will cover unpublished original research or new syntheses. Oral papers will be selected from submitted abstracts by review panels of the Scientific Programme Committee.

Round table discussions are forums for discussion on specialist topics. They can include new scientific findings, new directions in a particular field, methods, techniques and hypotheses.

Special interest groups may arrange to meet during the Congress. Requests for such meetings should be sent to the Congress Secretariat

Critical dates

15 October 2009
Registration of participants, submission of abstracts for oral papers and posters, and submission of proposals for round table discussions

26 February 2010
Delegates will be informed of acceptance of their abstract

26 February 2010
Submission of requests for special interest group meetings

Scientific contributions

Scientific contributions are encouraged on any topic in all fields of ornithology. There are four categories for contributions:
1. oral paper to be considered for symposium
2. standard oral paper
3. poster
4. round table discussions

1. Oral paper to be considered for symposium
Symposia will consist of 2 keynote speakers (already chosen) and 3 oral papers that will be chosen from submitted abstracts for contributed papers. These oral papers will be 17 min long with 4 min for questions. Abstracts that are not chosen for a symposium will automatically be considered for a standard oral paper.

2. Standard oral paper
Standard oral papers will consist of 12 min talks, with 3 min for questions. Abstracts that are not accepted for oral papers will automatically be considered for posters.

3. Poster
Poster contributions are encouraged for the 25th IOC.

4. Round table discussions
Round table discussions (RTD) will be held in the evenings and will last 2 hours. Any group or individual may submit an abstract for a round table discussion. RTDs are intended as a forum for discussion and should not contain long oral presentations by organizers: a few brief introductory comments to set the stage and a list of discussion questions or issues are sufficient.

Subject areas for oral papers, posters and round table discussions

SA1 Behaviour and behavioural ecology
SA2 Community and landscape ecology and conservation
SA3 Evolutionary biology
SA4 Macroecology
SA5 Migration and orientation
SA6 Morphology, ecomorphology, evo-devo and development
SA7 Nutrition, energetics and foraging
SA8 Physiology, and cell and molecular biology
SA9 Population and individual ecology
SA10 Population genetics and phylogeography
SA11 Species and population conservation
SA12 Systematics, biogeography and paleontology
SA13 Other subjects