ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FOR THE LOBSTER SYMPOSIUM IS CLOSED.
Space limited, so submit early!
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Closing Date: CLOSED
(Note: Registration/payment deadline to be announced at a later date)
Oral presentations are limited to 15 min (includes presentation and questions) for session speakers. As parallel sessions will be running, all presenters will be kept to the time limit. Microsoft Word (2003-2007 and 2010 version) will be supported. All presenters will be asked to ensure that the A/V technicians have a copy of the presentation loaded before the beginning of the session.
A 3' x 4' space will be available. Posters can be put up after registration opens on November 27th. All posters should be up by November 28 for the formal poster session and reception. Authors are expected to attend their posters during the reception. All posters should be removed from the display area by noon November 30th.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING ORAL & POSTER ABSTRACTS
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All abstracts must be in English.
Title: Use 12 point font in bold. Do not exceed 150 characters with spaces.
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Abstract Text: Use 12 point font without indentation. Do not exceed 250 words. Use metric units and italics for scientific names. Do not include illustrations, figures, or photos. Use single spacing throughout and left paragraph justification.
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(a) Presenting author's status:"Faculty" for faculty, postdocs; "Grad" for graduate students; "Undergrad" for undergraduate students, “Industry” for industry members, and “Government” for government agency contributors.
(b) Presentation preference (note that final decision will be made by symposium organizers) : "Oral" or "Poster"
(c) Topic category: Indicate 1, 2, 3, or 4 from list at top of page
(d) Intent to submit manuscript for publication to Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences by Nov 30, 2012 - see author guidelines http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/page/authors/services/submissions
Lobster diseases in New England and Atlantic Canada
Clawhammer, Homer R. 1; Crabattack, Fiona1; Gizzard, Eliza2; Sandflee, Buz B.2
1Lobster-Hugger Marine Laboratory, Rocktown, ME 23576; 2Northern Limit University, Outabounds, NY 00122.
There is debate over the impact of disease on American lobster (Homarus americanus) populations in the US Northeast and Atlantic Canada. In 2009, we began a series of studies to examine geographic differences in the prevalence of shell disease throughout the region. Shell disease was most prevalent in the southern part of the species’ range and diminished to the north. Our results confirm the importance of shell disease as an important source of natural mortality in southern New England lobsters.
Presenting author status: Grad
Preferred Presentation type: Oral
Topic category: 2
Intent to submit manuscript for publication: Yes