Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference 2018October 7 - 11, 2018 Melbourne, Australia

Abstracts

Late Breaking Poster Abstracts:

ASFB 2018 are please to offer a plethora of prizes for the best poster presentations at this year's conference. 

People's Choice Award:

The People’s Choice award of $1400 will be given to the best poster voted on the night by delegates.

The winner can use the prize money to fund a research idea or the participation to the next year’s ASFB Conference. The People’s Choice Award is open to all participants, presenting work at any stage of development.

The key criteria we will ask delegates to consider when casting their vote will be: the quality of presenter engagement with delegates, the visual impact of posters, and the innovation of ideas presented.

Open Poster Award:

The Open Poster Award ($600) is specifically targeted at non-student presenters, and recognises the effort made to prepare a poster and the value this event will receive from active engagement from all delegates. The Open Poster Award will be judged by a panel of three members of the Melbourne conference organising committee. Assessment will be based on the originality and quality of the research and visual presentation.

The Open Poster Award is a great opportunity for our more seasoned delegates to refresh their graphic design skills and enjoy some light-hearted competition with their peers. Prize money can be used at the discretion of the winner.   

Submissions for these abstracts will close 31st August, 2018. 

Sponsored sessions

  • Special session: Adaptive management and outcomes from investment in aquatic environments - Sponsored by the Victorian Government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH)
  • Special session: Carp control - Sponsored by the National Carp Control Program (NCCP)
  • Special session: Recreational fisheries - Sponsored by the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA)
  • Climate change: what do we know? When did we know it? And what can we do? - Sponsored by University of Melbourne and NCCC

Other sessions

  • Challenges in fisheries management and assessment
  • Fish ethics and welfare
  • Threatened species
  • Changing life-histories and fisheries resilience
  • Behavioural responses to environmental change
  • Citizen science and community engagement
  • Habitat: its importance and its restoration
  • Biology, ecology and evolution of fishes
  • Life-history and connectivity
  • Aquatic pollution: impacts and management

Frequently Asked Questions

POSTER PRESENTATION

Those preparing a physical poster should note the maximum size allowed is 100cm wide by 120cm deep (portrait layout). Velcro will be available to fix the poster to the boards.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Computer data projection via PowerPoint Presentation is the preferred presentation method for oral presentations.

If you experience any difficulties in submitting your abstract, please contact Ruby at ASN Events - rh@asnevents.net.au

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I START MY SUBMISSION?

Please ensure you are using one of the browsers indicated below:
  
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   MOZILLA (ver 1.3 or newer) 


Please ensure your abstract file is open on your computer - you will need cut and paste it onto the web. (Note that keypad short cuts do not work with Mozilla, you need to use the Menu, Edit, Paste command to paste in text to your submission).

Please note: Abstracts must NOT exceed 200 words. The Abstract should NOT include subheadings, tables, figures or references. An informative abstract briefly includes components such as introduction, objectives, methods, results and conclusions.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and their acceptance to oral or poster presentation will be announced.


WHAT ARE THE STEPS INVOLVED IN UPLOADING MY ABSTRACT?

The first step in uploading your abstract is to record your personal details on your own 'Currinda Profile'. If you have already completed it for your registration or another ASN event, you will not have to repeat this, just 'log in' to your Currinda Profile. As you complete your registration you will receive a confirmation email. You will be able to upload your abstract via your personal profile.

You can use your email and password to access your abstract submission at any time.
The presenting author must be the person submitting the abstract and they must do this from their own 'Currinda profile'.

You can cut and paste your abstract in several simple steps. The benefits of this system are many but include:
  • Allowing you to preview your abstract and make modifications to your satisfaction.
  • Ensuring you know your lodgement is completed as you will receive an immediate email confirmation.
  • Ensuring accurate indexing of all authors in the abstract book.
  • Ensuring consistent presentation of all abstracts in the proceedings (overarching formatting is imposed).

When you've finished the submission you will receive a confirmation email with your Abstract Submission Reference Number. You can view or edit your abstract by returning to your Currinda profile.

If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact ASN Events.


AM I ABLE TO MAKE CHANGES TO MY SUBMISSION AFTER IT HAS BEEN FINALISED?

Changes can be made to your abstract until the scoring process begins. Simply return to your Currinda profile and select the Edit option under Abstracts tab. Please note the edit option will no longer appear once scoring has commenced.


WHEN WILL I FIND OUT MY RESULT?

Notification of acceptance/rejection will be issued in the weeks after abstract submission closes. Successful authors will be provided with specific instructions in relation to their presentation time, duration, format etc.  Those preparing posters in the interim should note the maximum poster size permitted is 100cm wide by 120cm deep. Velcro will be available to fix the poster to the boards. 


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