2008: Using Science for Decision Making in Dynamic Systems

December 8-11, 2008

Naples, Florida

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Call for Abstracts: Deadline, August 31, 2008

All individuals interested in the ecological, economic, geographic, institutional, and management aspects of ecosystem services are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation.  Abstracts on educational and outreach topics are also encouraged.  Oral and poster presentations will be selected from abstract submissions, and abstracts from all presentations will be published in the conference book of abstracts.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: If you wish to make an oral or poster presentation, please submit an abstract no later than August 31, 2008. Abstracts MUST be submitted ONLINE via this web site.

The Abstract Submission Process Consists of Completing FOUR Consecutive Steps:

Step 1. Review and Follow Abstract Preparation and Submission Instructions

Step 2. Upload Abstract File

Step 3. Submit Presenter Profile Information

Step 4. Print Abstract Submittal Confirmation Form

After you have successfully completed the first three steps, a confirmation form will be generated confirming receipt of your abstract. Please keep a copy of this form on file for your records.

If you do not receive a confirmation form, the submission did not go through. For questions or to verify the status of your abstract contact: Jhanna Gilbert, Tel: 352-392-5930; Email:

Step 1: Review & Follow Abstract Preparation and Submission Instructions

  • Abstracts should ONLY be submitted as either a Microsoft Word or a Rich Text Format file

  • Files must be named with ONLY letters or numbers, or combinations thereof. Symbols (dashes, etc.), spaces or commas will not properly transmit. Do NOT use a space in your abstract file name or it will NOT transmit.
    EXAMPLES: INCORRECT: Smith_J, V-2.doc || CORRECT: SmithJR2.doc

  • Abstracts should be no longer than ONE (1) page in length.

  • No graphs or figures should be included in the abstract.

  • Use standard "letter" paper size (8.5" X 11"). Do NOT use A4 paper size.

  • Set margins at 1", top, bottom and sides.

  • Use a sans serif font, preferably Verdana. If Verdana is not available, use Arial. Set font size to 10 points. Abstracts submitted with font size less than 10 points will not be accepted.

  • The title should be short, yet accurately reflect the abstract and later presentation. Attempt to limit the title to one line. The title is a descriptive label, not a sentence.

  • Type abstract title flush left at the top of the page.

  • Type abstract title in upper and lower case, standard title format.
    - EXAMPLE: New Techniques for Valuation of Ecosystem Services

  • Use appropriate formatting within titles: italics (for scientific names), subscript (for scientific formulas and superscript (mathematic equations), etc.

  • List the senior author first and use Boldface for the name of the presenting author.

  • Identify author affiliations using superscript numeral references SEE SAMPLE:

  • Do not include professional titles of the authors. Include ONLY the affiliation name, city, state and country in abstract listing. (DO NOT include full mailing address at the top of the abstract.)

  • Including title, author, text, and contact information, abstracts should be approximately 250-500 words, at most ONE page in length and should not exceed the space outlined by the one-inch margins.

  • Type the body of the abstract single spaced without indents or tabs. DOUBLE SPACE BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS.

  • Apply bolding, italics, underlining, superscripts and subscripts in your main text as you want it to appear in your final abstract.

  • Include full contact information for the presenting author at the very end of the abstract as follows:

    Contact Information: J. Mark Genesis, Soil & Water Science Department, University of Florida/IFAS, 000 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA, Phone: 000-555-5555; Fax: 000-555-5000,

  • PROOF, proof and PROOF your abstract before you send it. Do not forget to proof all author information as well.

Sample Abstract:
(PDF format | MSWord format)
[Note all abstracts should be submitted in MSWord or RTF format.]

The ACES Abstract Submission is now closed.


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