Southeast Deer Study Group Abstract Submission

If you plan on attending the upcoming meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group and would like to submit an abstract, the following are guidelines for submitting an abstract for presentation at the 33rd Annual Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting. All persons seeking to make a presentation during the technical or poster session must submit an abstract. Presentations will be selected only on the merits of the abstracts based upon originality, quality, management applicability, and relevance to the program theme. Abstracts selected for oral and poster presentations will be compiled as part of the meeting proceedings.

Subject matter may include progress reports, preliminary results, or research results intended for future publication. However, since the abstract is the only record of the presentation, evaluation will be based on abstract content and quality rather than what the authors intend to have prepared by the meeting. Presentations (including a question and answer period) will be limited to 20 minutes in length. A laptop computer and projector will be provided for Power Point presentations.

Each year the Southeast Deer Study Group presents a cash award and plaque for the best student presentation and a cash award to the second best student presentation. To qualify as a student presenter, the senior author must be a graduate or undergraduate student, or in their first year of employment post-schooling. Presentations are to be about the presenter’s graduate research, senior thesis, or similar project that they were involved with while in school. The presenter must be the primary person involved in data collection, analysis, and presentation preparation.

Authors wishing to compete for this award must check the box on the abstract submission form. Student abstracts will be subjected to the same review process as the other abstracts, and only those selected for inclusion in the meeting program will be eligible for the award. Award selection is based entirely on scientific relevance and presentation quality.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, typewritten, double-spaced, and formatted for 8.5” x 11” paper. All distances, areas, weights, etc. must be presented in English units (feet, acres, etc.). Do not use metric units (meters, hectares, etc). Do not include the author(s) on the abstract. The name(s), affiliation(s), and address(es) of the authors should appear only on the abstract submission form.

Abstract submissions must be emailed to Alan Cain at Please use Microsoft Word only.
Abstracts must be received by November 25, 2009.

The format of the abstract should be as follows:

  • Please, include Poster Session or Technical Session in the upper left Margin of the abstract.
  • Title (should be 15 words or less)
  • The word ABSTRACT followed immediately by the text of the abstract.

The abstract should describe:

  • What you studied and why – place the research in perspective by explaining the reason for the work.
  • How you did the research – briefly explain your methods.
  • What you found – summarize your results.
  • What does it mean – state your conclusions and management implications.
  • Remember – English measurement units only.


  • Poste size limit is 42” wide x 32” tall in landscape orientation.
  • Presenters should bring posters ready to display.
  • Posters will be displayed on a backing material provided.
  • 4.All posters should be taken down and removed by 5:00pm on March 1st.

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