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2013 ICEE Abstract Submission Guidelines

Hosted by National Zoological Gardens in Dinokeng Game Reserve, South Africa


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1.     The abstract should be informative and complete and the body of the abstract should contain four main points: INTRODUCTION; OBJECTIVE, METHODS, RESULTS, CONCLUSION.

2.     THE ABSTRACT SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE: THE PAPERŐS TITLE, THE AUTHOR (if more than one presenter please mark the presenterŐs name with an asterisk), THE AFFILIATION OF EACH AUTHOR, TEXT OF THE ABSTRACT

3.     TEXT COPY: The text copy should be single-spaced and readable. The title should be in CAPITALS.  The first name of all authors should be spelled out and include a middle initial. All text should be point size 10, in Arial font, and justified.

4.     MAXIMUM LENGTH: The text of formal presentation abstracts should have a maximum length of one page or 200-300 words.  The text of poster presentations should have a maximum length of 150 words.

5.     ACCEPTANCE OF ABSTRACTS: Please keep in mind that not all abstracts will necessarily be accepted for presentation.

6.     FORMAL PAPER PRESENTATION TIME: This will be 15 minutes in total followed by a 5 minute question and answer period. Please note the moderator will NOT allow you to continue past the 15-minute time limit.

7.     PAPER PRESENTATIONS: First-Time Presenters please make a note when submitting your abstract and registration form if this is your first time ever presenting a paper.

8.     POSTER MODELLING: The dimensions for a poster are not mandatory, you may print at any size of your choice.  The Poster Event will expect you to ÔmodelŐ your poster. Once modeling is complete the posters will be put up for display and comment.  Presenters will also be asked if they wish to donate their poster to the zoo of their choice as part of the knowledge-sharing component of the ICEE.

9.     REFERENCES: References should be listed alphabetically as in the following form:

á       JOURNAL ARTICLE: Brill, R. L., Sevenich, M. L., Sullivan, T. J., Sustman, J. D., & Witt, R. E. (1988). Behavioural evidence for hearing through the lower jaw by an echolocating dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Marine Mammal Science, 4, 223-230.

á       BOOK: Ellis, R. (1982). Dolphins and Porpoises. New York: Alfred A. Knopf Publishing.

á       BOOK CHAPTER:  Keyes, M. C. (1968). The nutrition of pinnipeds. In R. J. Harrison, R. C. Hubbard, R. S. Peterson, C. E. Rice, & R. J. Schusterman (Eds.), The behaviour and physiology of pinnipeds (pp. 359-395). New York: Appleton-Centure-Crofts.

á       CONFERENCE PROCEEDING: Scarpuzzi, M. R., Lacinak, C. T., Turner, T. N., Tompkins, C. D., & Force, D. L. (1991).  Decreasing the frequency of behaviour through extinction.  Proceedings of the International Marine Animal Trainers Association, 19, 113-120.

á       INTERNET CITATION: A reference of an Internet source should provide a document title or description, a date (either the date of publication or update, or the date of retrieval), and an address (in Internet terms, a uniform resource locator (URL)). Whenever possible, identify the authors of a document as well. Do not insert a hyphen if you need to break a URL across lines; instead break the URL after a slash or before a period. Test the URLs in your reference regularly and just before you submit your paper. Update it if necessary. Do not italicize or underline.



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