Presentation Guidelines


Criteria for Oral Presentations:

Plenary sessions
The central theme of each presentation must clearly relate to the importance of biodiversity and / or ecosystem function to maintaining human health and welfare, as appropriate to each of the conference themes. The content may either be general in scope, or focus on specific examples or case studies. Where individual case studies are proposed the connection between biodiversity and human or ecosystem health and well-being must be clearly made. Presentations on general ecological, environmental, biological or public health research will not be accepted unless the results or aims of such research are shown to have a particular connection to the central theme of the conference or individual workshop. Similarly, presentations on individual species or ecosystems should be placed in the wider context of biological diversity or human well-being, while aspects of conservation biology should also relate to human health, welfare or development issues. Intending presenters should contact the COHAB Initiative Secretariat with queries as to content or eligibility. email: conference@cohabnet.org

Parallel Workshops
The content of presentations for each of the workshops must be appropriate to the discussion topics within each workshop. Intending presenters are advised to refer the Conference Programme and discussion documents for details. Intending presenters should contact the COHAB Initiative Secretariat with queries as to content or eligibility. email: conference@cohabnet.org

Criteria for Posters:
General subject matter for posters is as above; however for each session the scope for poster content is broader than for oral presentations, providing the links between biodiversity and human well-being are established. Posters may also deal with the wider aspects of biodiversity, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, conservation medicine, and the Millennium Development Goals etc. Intending presenters should contact the COHAB Initiative Secretariat with queries as to content or eligibility. email: conference@cohabnet.org

Poster size is to be no greater than 841mm X 1189mm, and no smaller than 750mm x 1060mm and should be in portrait (vertical) orientation. Posters will be displayed from the morning of Monday 25th to the afternoon of Thursday 28th February; presenters should note that viewing times will be during lunchtime and refreshment breaks on each day of the conference.


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