The 3rd World Seabird Conference is accepting a variety of presentation types, including symposia, contributed papers and posters.

Submission Deadlines

Abstracts Open: September 9, 2019

Abstracts Close: November 30, 2019

Anticipated Decision Date: March 16, 2020

Contributed Papers/Posters

Abstracts are invited on a wide range of topics related to seabirds ecology, biology and conservation.  Authors may select an oral presentation or poster presentation format when submitting their abstract through the online form.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

1. All submissions must be made in English

2. Choose the type of presentation you will be submitting to (symposia, contributed oral or poster)

3. If you are submitting to a specific symposium (please see list below), you MUST choose the symposia you would like to be considered for.  If your submission is not accepted as part of the symposia, it will be considered for the contributed papers.

4. Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order.  Please enter names with a capital first letter of the first and last name.  Do not enter names all capitalized.

5. Prepare an abstract title (max 255 character limit, approximately 30 words).  Please use sentence case for the title (capitalize the first letter of the title and lower case for all other letters unless required and do not include a period (.) at the end of the title

6. Prepare the abstract (max 2000 character limit, approximately 300 words).

7. Submit via the online abstract management system.  Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and past it from a text editor to ensure it does not include any underlying formatting that may cause errors.

8. Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors.

Please note – if you are applying for a Travel Award, you must apply through the abstract submission form before the deadline of November 30, 2019.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Submit with Existing account

If you have attended a conference in the past that used the Conference Manager application, including WSC1 and WSC2, you will already have an account with us – please login using the following link to submit your abstract. If you have forgotten your username or password, you will find a ‘Forgot your Password?’ link to reset your information.

Submit with New Account

If you are new to Conference Manager, click on the following link to submit your abstract. The first step will be to create an account – please make note of your username and password as you will need this information for future reference (i.e. editing abstract, registration, etc.).

Confirmed Symposia

  • Adaptation and intervention as a climate response
  • Applications of genomics to seabird conservation
  • Conservation physiology in seabirds: Understanding mechanisms, causes and consequences in a changing world
  • Effects of wind and weather on seabird navigation, foraging and energetics
  • Fine scale seabird foraging behavior in relation to fisheries
  • Foraging, reproduction and conservation
  • Heatwave impacts on marine birds
  • Individual heterogeneity in seabirds’ life histories ecology and evolution
  • Maintaining ecosystem services by seabirds – Role of local and indigenous communities and cultures
  • Marine renewables and seabirds: How can behavioural and ecological insights inform sustainable planning and development
  • Outcomes and progress of active seabird restoration projects
  • Prey-mediated effects of environmental change on seabirds
  • Seabird bycatch in commercial fisheries: Progress and challenges
  • Sea-ice and seabirds: An amphipolar perspective of the impacts on foraging and demography
  • The ecology of host-parasite interactions in seabirds: Combining approaches to understand eco-epidemiological dynamics and inform conservation decisions
  • The importance of river plumes to seabirds and seabird prey
  • The threat of marine debris to seabirds: Detangling the demonstrated from the perceived
  • Unravelling fundamental processes in seabird ecology: The role of multi-colony studies

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