On behalf of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group, we kindly invite you to the Fifth Meeting of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group (WHSG) in September 2013 in Santa Marta, Colombia. As the first step, we hereby invite you and your colleagues to submit initial proposals for symposia. The proposals should include the name of the symposium, a short description of the idea and the content as well as the name of the person who is responsible for organizing the
symposium. Please send your proposals to email@example.com by February 28 2013. Please send the abstract in the text of the email message and as
an attachment in Word (Times New Roman 12).
The scientific committee for the WHSG meeting will review all proposals and contact the accepted proponents. If you need any more information about preparing your proposal, don’t hesitate to contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Scientific committee Chair
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SAMPLE SYMPOSIUM ABSTRACT
Línea de asunto: V WHSG simposio – R. Ydemberg
Archivo adjunto: WHSG V SYMPOSIUM – R. Ydemberg
PREDATORS, PREDATION DANGER AND THE ECOLOGY OF SHOREBIRDS Ron Ydenberg (correo electrónico) Professor and Director, Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University
Predators and predation danger have played a generally minor role in thought about shorebird ecology and behavior. But over the past twenty years ecologists have learned that predators likely exert strong effects on many taxa and in many systems. The effects are largely ‘trait-mediated’, or ‘fear-driven’ rather than ‘density-mediated’ or ‘mortality-driven’. I am seeking participants for a symposium that will examine the role that predators play in shorebird ecology and behavior. I welcome contributions on all aspects of shorebird ecology, including migration, breeding biology, foraging, physiology, mating systems, non-breeding distribution, life history, and population dynamics (maximum of 200 words)