— Upcoming Event —

17th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference

March 5, 2013 - March 7, 2013

Abstract submission date: June 15, 2012

General Information
The 17th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference will be co-hosted by the Louisiana Tech University, School of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Dr. Dave Haywood and Dr. Gordon Holley are the local program chairs. The meeting will be held at the Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino in Shreveport, LA. The conference will consist of a poster session, four concurrent sessions, and optional field tours.

Contributed Oral Presentations and Posters
Concurrent session papers and posters can be on any aspect of silviculture in the southern region.  Papers and posters will be selected based on a submitted abstract.  To submit an abstract for consideration please visit www.bssrc.org and select either the “Submit Oral Abstract” or "Submit Poster Abstract” from the “Call For Papers” tab. Upon completing the online submission form, click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form.  Abstracts are limited to 250 words or less and must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm, June 15, 2012.  A notice confirming receipt of the abstract will be sent to the email address listed in the form within two weeks of its arrival.  If you do not receive confirmation, contact Gordon Holley (318-257-4926 or gholley@bssrc.org) to report the difficulty.  A notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent no later than Sept. 14, 2012.  At this time, we do not anticipate presentation time slot limitations.  However, if that problem arises, some papers submitted for oral presentation may be accepted as a poster presentation.  Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes followed by 5 minutes for questions.  We will continue the traditional awards competition for the best student oral and poster presentations.

Publication
Speakers are expected to submit complete papers for the conference, which will be published as a General Technical Report by the Southern Research Station. Authors should submit a final manuscript (MS Word) by email no later than June 15, 2013. Poster presenters may choose to submit a complete paper, an extended research summary, or neither. Abstracts by themselves will not be published in the GTR. Complete papers are limited to 5000 words and no more than eight tables or figures (combined). Extended abstracts are limited to 1000 words, one table, and one figure. Detailed instructions are available on the conference web site. Peer review and editorial review are expected prior to submission for publication.

Field Tours
Field tours are scheduled for the last day of the conference, March 7. This presents an excellent opportunity to see ongoing research and management in the region.

The conference will provide you with valuable information, opportunities for training and accreditation, and fellowship.  See you there!