INVITATION TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT FOR PRESENTATION AT THE 10th IRISH BAT CONFERENCE
After a long hiatus we are pleased to announce the return of the Irish Bat Conference in Athlone this March!
We welcome presentations by NGOs, 3rd level institutions, bat groups, state and private sector organisations as well as roost custodians, that further our knowledge of Irish bats. We also welcome presentations about bat research in other countries.
Invitation to Submit an Abstract for an Oral or Poster Presentation at the 10th Irish Bat Conference
11th and 12th March 2023, Athlone Springs Hotel, Athlone Co. Roscommon
Abstract Submission: email to email@example.com by Friday February 10th 2023 at 5pm
Presenters are expected to register and attend the conference in person.
Guidelines for Preparation of Abstracts
Consider the audience first: The conference will be attended mainly by Irish conservation professionals, voluntary bat workers, academics. Members of other professions who may have little or no prior bat knowledge may also be present. Backgrounds vary widely and even though most are likely to be knowledgeable on conservation and ecology issues, a knowledge of cellular biology, genetics or bat species present in other countries for example, should not be assumed. Legislation not pertaining to the Republic or Northern Ireland may also need to be explained.
Essential information that must be included with your abstract
Title: Specific description of the work reported.
Authors: In order of citation, each author on a separate line. Each name followed by an affiliation, if any, then an email address for each.
Content: Should have an introduction (including objectives), experimental methods (if any), results and conclusion. It should not contain phrases such as ‘results will be discussed’. Please provide one or two sentences describing the most pertinent results.
Length: Not more than 300 words.
Layouts: Please do not include tables or references. Abbreviations should only be used if absolutely necessary and should be defined.
Oral / Poster Presentation: Specify your preference
Student Presentation: State if this work is 3rd level undergraduate or Masters/Ph.D. research, thus eligible for the Vincent Weir Memorial prize.
Please return your abstract to by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday February 10th 2023 at 5pm