Call for Abstracts


Instructions for preparing abstracts

Beginning October 2008 abstracts should be submitted electronically via the ‘Online Submission Website’. Web submission is strongly encouraged. Abstracts should be submitted for oral presentations, speed presentations, poster presentations and for invited symposia. Abstracts for symposium presentations are by invitation only.

Below, you can see our requirements and recommendations for presentations:

  1. Format your paper in APA citation style. Please use the latest edition of APA style to be eligible for the selection process for our Congress. We do not accept papers written in other citation styles, so feel free to use a college essay writing service for help;
  2. Use your previous college papers to complete the presentation or speech for us. If you have a well written paper in the last 2 years and it falls in the scope of our Congress, feel free to present it at our stage. Do not forget to edit it according to our guidelines;
  3. Don’t write a paper for our Congress if our topics do not fall in your interests. Below, you can review the topic list for essay abstracts to be presented this year: if you don’t find any of them inspirational, feel free to wait another year for the next Congress of Conservation Biology;
  4. Let your professor know that you want to participate in our Congress. Even if you already completed a presentation for us, consult with your instructor to get their opinion about your paper and presentation: it is likely that they notice possible errors in your writing and will help you to correct them before you submit your final presentation to us;
  5. Remember to follow the deadline. You have to keep track of your deadline for the presentation submission. If you happen to miss it, we will not be able to accept your paper;
  6. Plan your visit to our Congress. Although it is your responsibility to find accommodation for stay during the Congress, we always help our participants to find the most convenient options near the venue. Dinners will also be provided by the Congress organization team.

Regardless of the method of submission, all abstracts must be received by 31st January 2009. The Programme Committee will attempt to notify all authors by 1st April 2009. Presenting authors must register and pay the registration fee for the meeting prior to 30th June or their presentation will be dropped from the program.

If you cannot submit your abstract via the Web site, please e-mail your abstract to Vendula Ludvíková (Congress Secretariat) at


General topic areas of submitted abstracts are:

  • Alien and invasive species
  • Artificial light and noise pollution
  • Biodiversity and conservation in Non European Countries
  • Biogeography
  • Climate change and biodiversity
  • Conservation at the science-policy interface
  • Conservation capacity building
  • Conservation genetics
  • Conservation in a socio-economic context
  • Conservation in agricultural landscapes
  • Economics of biodiversity
  • Ecosystem management: theory and practice
  • Ecosystem services
  • Education and outreach
  • Ex-situ conservation
  • Favourable Conservation Status
  • Fire ecology and management
  • Forest ecology and management
  • Freshwater and wetland ecology
  • Game ecology and sustainable hunting
  • Grassland ecology and management
  • Habitat fragmentation and metapopulation dynamics
  • Impact of human and animal health measures on wildlife
  • Impact of transport infrastructures
  • Inventory and monitoring
  • Landscape ecology and conservation
  • Marine conservation
  • Methods and analytical tools
  • Natura 2000
  • Population ecology and conservation
  • Protected areas: planning, design and management
  • Recovery of endangered species
  • Risk assessment and uncertainty
  • Scientists and managers: bridging the gap
  • Spatial ecology and conservation
  • Urban ecology and conservation