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Call for Contributed Abstracts: Talks, Posters, Lightning Talks

100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
Baltimore, Maryland
August 9-14, 2015

Deadline for Submission: February 26, 2015

Only complete proposals submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 PM Pacific) will be considered.

Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating ESA’s Centennial

We invite abstract submissions for contributed presentations in talk, poster, and lightning talk formats. Join us in beautiful historic Baltimore next summer to celebrate ESA’s first century and usher in the next.

ESA currently stands at a boundary between 100 successful years for the Society and an uncharted future for the planet. Although abstracts related to the meeting’s theme are encouraged, any timely and coherent subject of broad interest to ecologists will be considered. We also welcome abstracts that explore interdisciplinary connections with areas of social and natural science outside of ecology or that relate to ecological education at any level.

All abstracts will be reviewed using criteria described in the calls. Abstracts will be sorted into thematic sessions based on topics ranked by the submitting author at the time of abstract submission. By submitting an abstract, authors are indicating they expect to be available during any of the appropriate time slots.

Contributed Talks
Contributed talks are scheduled for 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions (20 minutes total). Oral sessions could be scheduled Monday afternoon through Friday morning.

Contributed Posters
Contributed posters will be scheduled for a 2 hour session in the late afternoon. Poster sessions could be scheduled Monday through Thursday.

Contributed Lightning Talks
Lightning talks are scheduled for 5 minutes with shared discussion time. Lightning sessions could be scheduled Monday afternoon through Friday morning.

Student Awards
New this year, students who would like to be considered for best student presentation (Buell/Braun awards) should apply as part of abstract submission. The deadline is the same as the abstract deadline, February 26. See the appropriate abstract call for more information, including the application questions.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Chair, Carol Brewer, at or the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Riem, at

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