IAB 2015 Abstract submission | Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program

IAB 2015 Abstract submission

Conference proceedings may be published in Bryophyte Diversity and Evolution, the official journal of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB).

Submission of manuscripts can be made online.
Deadline: March 1st 2015

Please follow the guidelines for authors.


Deadline for submission of abstracts: Sunday 31 August 2014

The format is specified below, with an example.

Please indicate at the top of your abstract whether it is intended as an "Oral" presentation or a "Poster" presentation.

Please indicate when submitting your abstract, which of the following broad categories you feel your presentation best fits: 1) Sub-Antarctic Bryology, 2) Bryophyte Biology, 3) Conservation Biology, 4) Evolutionary Community Ecology, 5) Phylogeny & Systematics, 6) Phylogeography & Biogeography, or 7) Art, Ethics, & Bryophyte Ecology

Abstract Submission

Abstract Format
Abstract not to exceed 300 words.

  1. Oral/poster: Designate whether the abstract is intended for an oral or a poster presentation. A blank line should follow this information.
  2. Title: Lower case, bold. It should be concise and informative. A blank line should follow the title.
  3. Author(s): Lower case bold. Initials before surname and without full stop and spaces. Underline the presenting author's name. Commas between names and "and" before last author. A blank line should follow the author names.
  4. Address(es) of authors: Lower case, italics. If more than one address, give number in superscript followed by address. See example. A blank line should follow the addresses.
  5. Text: No indents. Separate paragraphs with a blank line. No references in abstract. No pictures or graphs in abstracts.
  6. Formatting: Do not use special spacing or tabs. Make sure that the font for all text apart from special symbols is Times Roman 12 pt.

Abstracts which do not confirm to the guidelines will be returned to the authors for editing.

Abstract example
An example of a correctly formatted abstract is presented here


Instructions for posters

  1. Maximum size: PORTRAIT A0 Width 841mm and Height 1189 mm.
  2. Include your name and affiliation on the poster. A small photograph would aid in identification of the presenting author.
  3. Poster must remain on the poster boards for the entire duration of the conference and should be erected and removed by yourself.
  4. Posters should be placed on a lightweight backing board.
  5. A viewer should be able to read and understand the poster in less than two minutes.

Instructions for paper presentations

A data projector and computer will be provided. Please advise (with abstract submission)

  1. Oral presentations will take the form of platform papers.
  2. 15 minutes will be allocated for the presentation followed by 5 minutes for discussion.
  3. Digital presentations should be submitted as a MS PowerPoint presentation.
  4. Presentations should not be larger than 25 MB.
  5. Presentations can be saved either onto a flash disk or onto a CD. If saved onto a CD, save your presentation on CD-R and NOT CD-RW DISCS. When writing your CD, ensure that it is readable on all CD drives. To be on the safe side duplicate your CD; some CD drives and written CDs simply don't communicate with each other! If using a flash disk, please make sure that standard Windows XP systems can access the flash drive without additional drivers being required.
  6. Presenters are responsible for making sure that their presentations are loaded and work on the computers in the appropriate venues prior to the sessions in which they will present. The projectionists will assist with this operation prior to the sessions. A room will be available for previewing the presentations.

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