Call For Papers: 2020 NCAFS Annual Meeting
The 31st Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (NCAFS) will be held on February 4-6, 2020 at the New Bern Convention Center. As in years past, this year’s meeting will offer a half-day continuing education workshop (focused this year on R programming for fisheries) and oral (traditional and lightning) and poster presentations. We encourage all old, young, and new Chapter members to contribute to our long-held tradition of having outstanding and diverse topics and well-attended meetings.
Meeting early registration is $80 for professional NCAFS members, $55 for students & retirees, and $100 for professional non-members. Workshop registration is $25 for NCAFS members, $30 for non-members. Lodging at the Bridgepoint Hotel and Marina will be offered at the state rate for those eligible, and a welcome social, dinner, and refreshments at the breaks will be included in the registration price.
Thinking of presenting, but not sure if your subject matter fits NCAFS? Do not despair! We encourage hearing about all facets of freshwater and marine fisheries and related aquatic sciences, management and conservation of game and nongame aquatic species, freshwater gastropods and mollusks, and crayfish, invasive species (plants and animals alike), environmental aquatic contaminants, environmental restoration projects, citizen science and outreach programs, and emerging aquatic issues. We would also like to welcome undergraduate and first semester graduate students, encouraging you to attend and present on your honors project, your beginning master’s research topic, or group class projects completed recently.
Traditional oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, whereas lightning talks (i.e., brief presentations on beginning or uncompleted projects or for those who are not long-winded) will be limited to 7 minutes, with all talks allowing for a short question and answer period. Presentations will use PowerPoint and we are generally able to accommodate embedded videos. Posters will need to fit on tri-fold display boards that are 36 x 48 inches. Poster presentation guidelines can be found here.
Abstracts for all presentations are now being accepted. Please use the official submission form (available here on meeting page) and limit your submissions to 300 words or less.
Download the meeting flyer with workshop description here.
Our first deadline for submittal is January 10th, 2020.
Thank you very much for supporting the Chapter and we hope to see your abstract soon!
From 2020 Program Committee: Ben Ricks and Bryn Tracy