Submit your abstract

Abstract submission now open!
Abstracts will be double-blind reviewed.  A good abstract will address the following points.

Is it suitable for a conference at the interface between statistics and ecology, and related disciplines?  (Relevance)
Is it addressing an important problem? (Significance)
New statistical methods for ecology?  Or new insights in ecology from modern statistical methods?  (Innovation)
Can it be read and understood by a non-specialist?  (Accessibility)

Abstracts need to be submitted by December 9th 2019 (5pm GMT). You will be informed of the outcome from your submission by February 3rd 2020.


To enhance the practice of statistical ecology in developing countries, researchers (professionals and students) from developing countries* (as defined by the World Bank) may be eligible for financial assistance to assist with travel and/or accommodation costs.

*Countries eligible for bursaries are all countries except: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR China, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Rep. of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin (French part), Sweden Switzerland, Taiwan China, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay Virgin Islands (U.S.) 

To apply, check the relevant box in abstract submission, and you will be informed of the outcome by February 14th 2020.

Student prizes

Student poster and presentation competitions are open to current students and recent students, awarded your degree no earlier than July 1, 2019, excluding past competition winners.

You may submit joint work with colleagues provided that the student presents the work and has made a major contribution to the research. All entrants must submit their abstract before the regular submission deadline and enter the competition when the abstract is submitted. Separate competitions will be held for oral presentations and for posters, and abstracts may be submitted to either competition. To remain in the competition, submitted abstracts must be accepted by the scientific committee. Students who submit abstracts for oral presentations that are accepted as posters will be automatically switched to the poster competition. All entrants must attend the conference and are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses. 

Accepted posters and presentations will be included in an appropriate place of the conference program and evaluated by a subset of the plenary speakers. Judging criteria for both competitions will include the technical contribution, innovation, and the quality of the presentation. Competition winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on the final day of the conference. 

Any inquiries about the competitions may be sent to the co-chairs of the Student Competition committee, Simon Bonner () and Philip Dixon ()
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