36th Annual North American Symposium on Bat Research
Guidelines for Abstract Submission
Contents of the abstract:
An abstract is a concise statement of your research. The abstract should be structured in the following sections:
Background: Describe the reason(s) for your investigation and your hypothesis.
Methods: Describe the experimental methods used.
Results: Outline the essential results and supply sufficient quantitative data and
statistical tests results. Statements like "to be completed" should be
Conclusion(s): End the abstract with conclusions that are supported by the findings
within your results.
Format of the abstract:
The abstract must not contain more than 300 words, including title, author's names, affiliation(s), and abstract text.
Use single line spacing within the title and author section and within the abstract paragraph.
Double space between the title bar and the descriptive abstract content.
TITLE BAR: Use a concise title that indicates the content of your abstract. Capitalize the first letter of each title word except prepositions, articles and species' names. Italicize scientific names of organisms.
For authors names use full first and last name and include initial(s). Follow author names with affiliations of all authors in author order.
Example: Molecular Ecology of Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus): Hybrids or Not? Melissa Andre Neubaum, Marlis R. Douglas, Michael E. Douglas, and Thomas J. O’Shea, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; U. S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, CO
If the presenting author is not the first author the presenter name should be noted with an asterisk (*) following the name.
ABSTRACT TEXT: Do not include title or authors within the abstract text. Use acronyms only after the full spelling of the term has been used followed by the acronym. Special characters may be included, if they are part of the standard letter and symbols of Microsoft WORD (Version Word 95 or later).