Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Presentation Types 

Phenology 2018 will feature oral and poster presentation types. Both are equally valued contributions and different presentation formats suit different kinds of content. Delegates are encouraged to select the presentation format that best suits the material to be presented.

Oral Presentation (15 minutes: 12 minute talk + 3 minute Q&A)

Oral presentations should be complete bodies of research or largely finished research projects, with clear outcomes and conclusions. They should be placed in a broad context and be of general interest to a scientific audience. 

Poster (there will be a specific poster session time/s allocated during the conference) 

Poster presentations are suited for works in progress, preliminary results, detailed proposals for imminent research and new methods and techniques. Posters will also be on display throughout the entire conference.


Abstracts are welcome under the following themes: 

Agricultural Phenology


Phenology and Conservation Biology

Phenology and Citizen Science

Phenological Methods

Remote Sensing, Marine

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Tropical Phenology 

Urban Phenology

Abstract Submission Criteria

The Scientific Committee will use the following criteria to assess abstracts:

Abstract topic is aligned to the session themes

• scientific merit, originality and interest

• compliance with the word count and format requirements for abstracts

Abstracts for oral presentations may be submitted before all analyses and interpretations of the results have been finalised, but authors must include some specific analysis of results in the abstract. 

Abstract Submission 

When submitting an abstract you will be required to provide the following information:

• Abstract title: a brief, interesting and explicit description of the presentation (<15words)

• Name and address of lead presenting author

• Identification if the presenter is a student (making them eligible for a student prize)

• Preferred presentation type (oral presentation or poster)

• Preferred theme

• Authors’ names  (plus indication of presenting author)

• Authors’ affiliations

• Abstract (max. length 300 words)

• Acknowledgement that you intend registering and attending Phenology 2018 if your abstract is accepted

Early submission of abstracts is encouraged. Please submit your abstract well before the closing date of 7 May 2018 to avoid potential delays.

Abstract Notification

Abstract notifications will be sent to submitting authors from  mid-June 2018.

If you have any queries with the submission process, please contact the Conference Secretariat on +61 2 6198 3218, or by email to