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CONFOR 2010 c/o

Faculty of Natural
Resources Management,
Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road,
Thunder Bay, Ontario,
Canada P7B 5E1

Phone:
     (807) 343-8123

Fax:
     (807) 343-8116

E-Mail:
     confor@lakeheadu.ca

Committee
Co-Chair:
     Rebecca MacDonald
     Scott Wiebe

Secretary/Coordinator:
     Danielle LeTang

Fundraising Leader:
     Julee Boan

Speaker Coordinator:
     Joseph LeBlanc

Abstract Review:
     Philippe Stankowski

Planning Team:
     Oluwatobi Oke
     Breanne Dumouchelle
     Kevin Shorthouse
     Zachary Long
Call for Abstracts
We are currently accepting abstracts for the conference. Please email abstracts to confor@lakeheadu.ca.

ATTENTION! The CONFOR call for abstracts and registration deadline is now extended to 8th January, 2010 (Friday).
Call for Abstracts:
In order to share the latest research and valuable experiences in forestry, students are invited to submit abstracts of papers for presentation and/or of posters to display at the conference. All graduate students are invited to participate and due to the nature of this event students are encouraged to present and/or submit posters even if results are not reported.
The following list is intended as a guideline only. Areas of research are NOT limited to the following: please submit your abstract even if your field of study is not directly listed.
  • Ecology and Ecosystems
  • Forest Protection
  • Forest Operations and Management
  • Watersheds and Soils Management
  • Genetics, Tree Improvement, and Forest Renewal and Growth
  • Forest Products and Business
  • Aboriginal and Social Issues in Forestry
  • Wildlife and Habitat
  • Forest Pathology and Urban Forestry
  • GIS and Remote Sensing

General Guidelines for Abstracts:
Abstracts for both posters and oral presentations must be submitted. The abstract must be 300 words or less detailing the research to be presented. All abstracts must be submitted by email as Microsoft Word attachments (please use "CONFOR 2010 Presentation YOUR LASTNAME" or "CONFOR 2010 Poster YOUR LASTNAME" as your subject header), to: confor@lakeheadu.ca
All abstracts must have the following components:
  • Title of the Presentation or Poster
  • Author(s) with presenting author indicated with an asterisk
  • Body of Abstract
  • Area of Research
  • Name and Address of Corresponding Author

Guidelines for Presentations:
Each presenter will have 20 minutes to present (15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions). A computer with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 will be available, as well as projectors.

Guidelines for Postar Session:
Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference. All poster authors must be available for questions during a specified poster period. Each poster will have an area of approximately 48" × 36" for display.

Advice on Production of Posters or PowerPoint Presentations:
  • Keep text brief. Report only key aspects of each section (e.g., introduction, study area, methods, results (if you have them!), discussion, management implications).
  • Keep figures simple. Convey only one idea per figure, table, or photograph.
  • Text and figures should be easy to read. Adjust font and image sizes accordingly. BIG IS BEAUTIFUL.
  • Photographs should clearly show what you want the audience to see.
  • Use appropriate blank space between words, sections, and figures.
  • Use appropriate and compatible colors for fonts, backgrounds, graphics, and matting. White backgrounds generally are best for text.
  • Simple typefaces are preferable to fancy fonts. Bold type may be effective on headings.