in conjunction with the 59th Annual Meeting of Ecological Society of JAPAN
Call for EAFES Poster Presentation
Poster presentations on every aspect of ecology from the members of the ESC, ESK, SSE, ESJ*, and East Asia-Pacific Regional Network of ILTER are welcomed. For a presentation at the 5th EAFES Congress, application is necessary (Link).
* Class A and B of the ESJ members are welcome to apply for the poster presentation, but class C members are ineligible to apply.
Deadline for application of a presentation is 17:00 (JST), November 10, 2011 (Thursday). Deadline for application of poster presentation has been postponed to November 21, 2011 (17:00, JST). The applicants must select your subject fields from those listed by our scientific committee (e.g., Plant community, Behavior, Ecosystem ecology, Conservation, etc.).
NO DELAY IS ACCEPTABLE FOR THE DEADLINE. Why are we so inflexible? - Reasons for requesting strict compliance with the deadlines and regulations.
Each participant will be approved to give only one presentation through the two conferences (EAFES5+ESJ59). A symposium organizer of the two conferences (EAFES5+ESJ59) is not allowed to apply for poster presentation.
Key Dates for poster presenters
Necessary registrations during the forthcoming few months:
Submission of presentation title by each speaker (by November 21, 2011)
Registration of abstract of each talk by each speaker (by January 12, 2012 from the middle of December, Link)
Poster presentations must be in English. The poster should be on a 90 cm (W) X 210 cm (H) board. The authors are requested to stay by their posters during core time.
The EAFES5 organizing committee and ESJ59 program committee will give awards to several young researchers presenting excellent posters. Each winner must be the principal author of the poster presentation.
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and research students are welcome to apply for the poster award. All researchers having a Ph.D. degree as of November 10, 2011 are ineligible to apply for the award.
Type of awards
1) The Most Outstanding Poster Award (1st prize across all subject fields)
2) Best Poster Award (1st prize in each subject field)
3) Excellent Poster Award (2nd prize in each subject field)
"Best Poster Award" will be given for 0-2 outstanding presentations and "Excellent Poster Award" for a few runner-up best presentations in each subject field. From the winners of these awards, five outstanding presentations will be selected as “The Most Outstanding Poster Award" at the end of the three-day poster session. Winners of The Most Outstanding Poster Award will receive a one-year license for online access to any one of the following three journals: Philosophical Transactions B, Proceedings B, or Biology Letters from Royal Society Publishing (online version only).
Every poster presentation is evaluated by three or more judges nominated by the EAFES5 organizing committee and ESJ59 program committee in each subject field. The judges will visit your poster during the core time and rate your presentation, so the applicant is asked to stand by his/her poster during the core time. Judgment criteria are as follows: EAFES5 organizing committee and ESJ59 program committee will give awards to young investigators of several excellent posters.
Judgment criteria are as follows:
Information of poster
1) Title is descriptive of the contents.
2) Background is clear and concise.
3) Story is well-ordered and obvious.
4) Text and graphics are legible, and effective colors are used.
Quality of study
1) Novelty and originality of the study.
2) Data are collected accurately and analyzed appropriately.
3) The results and discussion are reasonable and proper.
1) Speaking volume and speed are appropriate.
2) English speaking ability is not taken into account.