Abstract Submission

Investigators who have conducted research on the Colorado Plateau are encouraged to submit abstracts for contributed papers and posters for this year’s conference.  Abstracts are invited from individuals or groups involved in natural and cultural resource management or conservation science or practice who can demonstrate an alignment with conference’s theme and one or more of its interest areas, including (1) management of natural and cultural resources, (2) regional research, (3) policy, (4) education, and (5) conservation science and management.

Abstracts for contributed papers and posters for this year’s conference will be accepted until Monday, July 1, 2013. Decisions will be announced no later than July 15, 2013.  

Contributed Session Categories


  1. Animal Ecology
  2. Aquatic Ecosystems
  3. Conservation Management and Planning
  4. Cultural Resources Management
  5. Drought and Climate Change Impacts
  6. Energy Development and Wildlife
  7. Fire Ecology and Fire Response
  8. Native Plant Conservation
  9. Nonnative Species
  10. Reptiles and Amphibians
  11. Restoration and Preservation
  12. Terrestrial and Riparian Plant Ecology


Selection Criteria 

Abstracts will be evaluated by at least two reviewers.  To increase the probability that your proposal will be selected for presentation, please consider the following criteria carefully:

  • Scientific merit
  • Relevance to the host region
  • Relevance to conference’s theme and interest areas
  • Novelty of the topic (not covered at the past three biennial conferences)

Guidelines for Abstract Submittal

Investigators are invited to submit abstracts for one oral presentation and/or one poster. Please complete the Abstract Submittal Form and send it to Biennial.Conference@nau.edu no later than Monday, July 1, 2013.