The Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Guidelines for Abstracts for Oral or Poster Presentations

The abstract is the primary means by which the Symposium Screening Committee will evaluate papers for oral or poster presentation. All accepted abstracts would be included in the Symposium Program and Abstract Book to be distributed during registration.  Given that symposium participants will come from varied backgrounds, the abstract should be written in simple, clear, and concise language, but should also provide as much detail as possible on the objectives, methods, results, and significance of the study or effort. The abstract should include, where relevant, the objectives, question(s) or problem(s) addressed, the general approach or methods, the main results or findings, and the overall conclusion(s).

Guidelines for Mini-Symposia or Workshop Session Proposals

Proposals for mini-symposia or workshop sessions should include the Mini-symposium or Workshop Title, moderators/facilitators (at least two) and their institutional affiliations, and a concise description of the topic, its relevance to wildlife conservation, and how the mini-symposium or workshop session will be run (not exceeding 250 words).

Ethical Considerations

Ethical  standards in conducting biological research and Philippine laws should be observed; questionable ethical or legal basis are grounds for rejection of abstracts.  Note that under the Wildlife Act of Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001 (Republic Act 9147) many biodiversity research activities, particularly collection of biological specimens, require a Gratuitous Permit (GP) from the DENR.  Contact the Regional DENR Office (Protected Areas and Wildlife Services Division) or the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau for more information. The Animal Welfare Act of 1998 (Republic Act 8485) is another relevant law to consult.