Call for Papers and Posters

Call for Papers and Posters

The Call for Papers has ended and abstracts are no longer being accepted for the 2019 meeting.  We are busy reviewing the abstracts and will announce the concurrent session and poster session program/schedule by the end of November.  Thank you for your time and effort in the submission process.

All papers associated with the general meeting will be presented Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning, February 6 to February 8, 2019. In general, presenters should expect to speak for no more than 17 minutes, allowing for an introduction and limited Q&A after each presentation.

Concurrent Technical Session topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Ecology and Conservation of Mammals
  • Ecology and Conservation of Birds
  • Ecology and Conservation of Invertebrates
  • Ecology and Conservation of Bats
  • Ecotoxicology & Cannabis
  • Wildlife Techniques and Technologies
  • Wildlife Professionals: Agency Coordination & Collaboration
  • Wildlife Professionals: Consultant Case Studies
  • Wildlife Professionals: Trials in Research & Academia
  • The Anthropocene: Decline & Extinction
  • The Anthropocene: Speciation & Hybridization
  • The Anthropocene: Pathogens & Invasive Species
  • The Anthropocene: Recovery & Re-Wildling
  • Other

Note: Session titles may be added or changed at a later date based on papers received. If a group has the desire and sufficient participants to create a unique session please contact the program chair (Matthew Bettelheim,

A poster session will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 7-9pm with hors d’ouevres and a no-host bar. Presenters are asked to be available at their poster during the poster session to discuss their work with interested viewers. Posters should be no more than 36” tall by 48” wide. Display boards will be provided.  Posters should be set up on Wednesday between 2-4pm. The posters will be available for viewing starting Wednesday afternoon through the Thursday evening poster reception.  Posters should be removed on Thursday evening at 9pm when the poster session ends.

Competition for Student Awards at the TWS Western Section Annual Meeting:

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society is pleased to offer six cash awards for students who speak in an oral session or present a poster at our annual meeting. “Student” is defined as any individual, any age, who is currently enrolled or has received a degree within six months of the meeting date from any high school, accredited college, or university (not limited to those within the Western Section). From high school to post-doc, we welcome your participation!

The value of the cash awards varies slightly, based upon the number of students in the competition. In general, the more students who compete, the more cash we award!

Please be sure to indicate when you submit your abstract whether you intend to compete in the student judging competition. It is your responsibility to express your intent to participate. By participating in the competition, you will receive positive remarks and constructive criticism from the judges (typically at least three), telling you what they liked and how you can improve your next presentation.