CALL for Technical PAPERS and Technical POSTER PPRESENTATIONS
(Opportunity for Journal Publication in Human-Wildlife
21-24 JUNE 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Note: Deadline (1 March 2010) has passed for
submission of Technical Papers and Technical Poster Presentations. The Technical Committee is reviewing
submitted abstracts, and authors will be notified concerning acceptance by 15 April 2010. An agenda of presentations
will be posted shortly thereafter.
Win $$! The deadline for submission of posters for
the Safety Poster Contest is 24 May 2010. Click here for details.
The 12th joint meeting of BIRD STRIKE COMMITTEE-USA and BIRD STRIKE ASSOCIATION OF CANADA will
be held 21-24 June 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (See www.birdstrike.org for
details). Technical presentations
(papers and posters) are solicited regarding biological, engineering, environmental,
training, management or policy issues related to wildlife, aircraft and
airports. Presentations focused on
mitigating the risk of damaging wildlife strikes are particularly encouraged
regarding 1) land uses and habitat
management on or near airport properties, 2) deployment of emerging
technologies, and 3) air carrier policies and training. Papers will be presented and posters displayed
during technical sessions. Abstracts of
all presentations accepted will be printed in the program.
Opportunity for Journal Publication! As with the
2008 conference, BSC-USA has
entered into an agreement with the Jack H. Berryman Institute to publish papers
from this meeting in a special edition of Human-Wildlife Interactions (formerly Human-Wildlife Conflicts
(ISSN 1936-8046). Go to www.BerrymanInstitute.org to see
the Fall 2009 (Vol 3, No. 2) special issue of HWI on Bird Strikes. HWI is a peer-reviewed journal published two
or three times a year by The Berryman Institute, Department of Wildland
Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT USA. The journal has over 2,000 subscribers. An electronic version is available for
viewing at www.BerrymanInstitute.org. This will be an outstanding opportunity for
authors to have their work (written versions of their oral or poster
presentation) published and disseminated worldwide. Written papers must be submitted to the Human-Wildlife
Interactions Journal office in the proper format (see www.BerrymanInstitute.org for
instructions) by 21 June 2010 to be considered for publication. Authors who do not submit a manuscript for
HWI are expected to provide a copy of their power-point presentation which will
be made available (as a pdf file) on the BSC-USA
website. The Steering Committee requests
that all presentations be made available for future reference.
Authors/presenters should send the title and
abstract (<300 words) of their paper or poster with the authors'
names and addresses to the Technical Program Committee (see below). Deadline
for submission is 1 March 2010.
Titles received after this date may not be
considered. Authors will be notified
regarding acceptance by 15 April 2010.
Use the following example as a format:
THE BIRDSTRIKE IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM AT THE SMITHSONIAN
INSTITUTION AND NEW RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DNA SAMPLING
Carla J. Dove, Smithsonian Institution, Feather
Identification Lab, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013 USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Abstract. The U.S. Air
Force (USAF) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have supported a
free-of-charge birdstrike identification program at the Smithsonian Institution
for many years. Approximately 50% of the
birdstrike cases received are identified to species level using whole feathers,
or feather fragments in comparison with museum…..
Abstracts should be mailed, faxed or
e-mailed (preferred) to: email@example.com
Wildlife Research Center
OH 44870 USA
(419) 625-0242; (419) 625-8465 fax
Preparing the abstract
A good abstract should briefly tell: (1) what
problem you studied or addressed, and why; (2) how you did the investigation;
(3) what you found out; and (4) what your results mean. Focus on the most important findings,
positive or negative. Be quantitative
and descriptive (e.g., body densities averaged 11-29% higher for starlings than
for 3 species of gulls) as opposed to indicative (e.g., gulls and starlings had
different body densities). Make the
title descriptive of the main topic but concise (<15 words). Limit abstract to < 300 words.