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Poster Symposium

Abstract Submission Deadline — September 9, 2012

Abstract Submissions for Oral and Panel Presentations

Each Symposium is an organized group of posters around a specific topic and displayed together in the poster area in the Exhibit Hall. Each poster author is assigned a specific time to summarize the poster and participate in a moderated question and answer session.

Poster Submissions
Submissions relating to the convention theme are encouraged; however submissions are welcome on any of the many facets of forestry, including certification, climate change, consulting, education and communication, genetics, physiology, history, international forestry, inventory and biometrics, recreation, wilderness, utilization and engineering, and wildlife & fisheries ecology and management.

Presentation abstracts will be reviewed against the following criteria:

Review Criteria

  1. Clarity: the thought/expression/concept should be reasonable and comprehensible.
  2. Scientific approach: including definition of the problem, hypothesis, methodology, application, results, analysis..
  3. Practice of Forestry: should bridge the gap between science and decision making in the field of forest management.
  4. Originality: should report preliminary or novel results on limited data sets or applications of existing methodologies to new areas.

All submissions must meet criterion 1 and should meet one of the other three. Posters announcing meetings or designed primarily as advertisements for publications or products will not be accepted.

The title and primary author of abstracts selected to be part of the program will be published as part of a special Journal of Forestry Convention Proceedings. If you do not wish your abstract to be submitted for publication, contact the SAF Director of Science and Education at or 866-897-8720.

Poster authors are encouraged to submit a full paper to the Journal of Forestry, Forest Science or to one of the Regional Journals of Applied Forestry. Paper submissions will follow the submission and review guidelines prescribed by each journal's Editorial Policy. (For more detailed information, see ) The publication of an accepted abstract in the December 2012 Journal of Forestry does not guarantee future publication of the full article.

To submit a poster proposal, please visit