for Integrative and Comparative Biology
FOR ABSTRACTS AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Annual Meeting - Submittal Deadline September 6, 2002
The abstract submittal page is closed.
4-8, 2003 - Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Ontario
are invited to participate in, and contribute to, the 2003 Annual Meeting of
the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. To maintain the excellent
scientific quality of this meeting, you are encouraged to begin your
The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The hotel is located in
scenic downtown Toronto, connected to the Toronto Underground, featuring a
large variety of shops and restaurants.
will be an exhibition at the Annual Meeting. For further information on
exhibiting, contact Lori Strong (LStrong@BurkInc.com
) or Sue Burk (SBurk@BurkInc.com
)at the SICB Business Office 800-955-1236; (703)
790-1745; FAX (703) 790-2672.
Annual Meeting will encompass three types of scientific sessions.
sessions will be grouped by subject and presented at times designated by the
SICB Program Officer. There will be three different poster sessions, two occuring on
different evenings from 7-9 pm and the other session in the afternoon from 1-5 pm.
Authors will be assigned to one of the three poster sessions and must be present to
stand by their posters for questions and answers during this session. For poster presentations, submit an abstract and check the appropriate box.
presentations will be grouped by subject and assigned a session chair by the
SICB Program Officer. Each oral presentation should be a maximum of 15 minutes long, followed
by 5 minutes for audience questions and comments. Speakers will be required by
session chairs to adhere to time limits. For oral presentations, submit an
abstract and check the appropriate box.
are pre-arranged sessions in which the speakers have been invited by the
symposium organizers. If your presentation is scheduled for one of the listed
symposia, check the appropriate box. There are currently 12 symposia planned
for the Toronto meeting. A complete list of symposia can be found further below.
who are members of one of the contributing societies may present one oral and/or one poster presentation (two presentations total).
An additional presentation may be given under any of the Integrative and
Comparative Issues topics. Symposium speakers also may give one contributed
oral and/or one poster presentation, in addition to their symposium
presentation. Abstracts for each presentation should be submitted separately.
who are not members of SICB or an affiliated/cosponsoring society need the
approval of a member to submit an abstract, or they may join SICB as student
members. Contact the SICB Business Office or the SICB website for membership
applications or help in finding a member sponsor.
can only be submitted via the World Wide Web. Please follow carefully any
special instructions for inserting special characters (e.g., italics, diacritical marks, or other symbols) into abstracts submitted
via the Web. SICB cannot be responsible for inserting such special characters
your name, institution, department, mailing address, telephone and FAX numbers,
and e-mail address in the appropriate boxes on the Abstract/Transmittal Form.
SICB will send all correspondence for the 2003 Annual Meeting to the e-mail and
mailing addresses provided. If you change your address during the period
between submission of your abstract and the meeting, please contact the SICB
Business Office to update your records.
you are a member of SICB, check your primary division.
you belong to an affiliated or cosponsoring society, please indicate CSZ, ABS, AMS, TCS.
is the list of 2003 Symposia:
- SICB-Wide Symposium: Selection and Evolution of Performance in Nature. Organized by: Joel Kingsolver and Ray Huey
- Official CSZ Symposium: Biology of the Canadian Arctic. Organized by: Saber Saleuddin, Rudy Boonstra and
- Co-Sponsored CSZ and SICB Symposium: Comparative Biology of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conduc-
tance Regulator. Organized by: William Marshall
- Co-Sponsored CSZ and SICB Symposium: Hormones and Metabolism-A Fishy Perspective. Organized by:
M.M. Vijayan and Thomas W. Moon
- PAC Sponsored Symposium: Recent Developments in Neurobiology. Organized by: Rich Satterlie
- PAC Sponsored Symposium: NSF Integrated Research Challenge in Environmental Biology: Biological Stoichiometry from Genes to Ecosystem. Organized by: Jon Harrison
- DCE Symposium: Mechanisms Underlying Life-History Transitions. Organized by: John Hatle
- DCE Symposium: New Millennium Approaches to Comparative Endocrinology. Organized by: Sunny Boyd and
- DNB Symposium: Firefly Flash Communication: Physiology and Behavior at Fifty. Organized by: Jonathan
- DCPB Symposium: Comparative and Integrative Vision Research. Organized by: Mason Posner, Todd Oakley and
- DCPB Symposium: 30 years of Biochemical Adaptation: A Symposium Honoring Peter W. Hochachka.
Organized by: Raul Suarez
- DSEB Symposium: Patterns and Processes in the Evolution of Fishes. Organized by: Francesco Santini and
Contributed Presentation Format
Select whether your presentation is to be oral only, poster only, or either. Checking the "either" box will give the program
officers greater flexibility.
Computer projectors will be present in all presenting and practice rooms. Please indicate if you will need a video
projector (VHS and monitor) and/or slide or overhead projector for your presentation. Note that you are responsible for
providing a computer for the presentation and are expected to bring slides or overheads as a backup. You are also respon-
sible for computer set-up and will be expected to visit the Ready Room prior to your presentation to ensure that your
presentation will work on the projector that is provided.
Contributed Papers and Posters will be arranged by topic. There are eight
major topic groups and each topic group contains sub-topics. It is mandatory
that you select three and rank them in order of preference (e.g. A.1, A.12,
D.12.1) that best characterize your presentation, so it can be grouped with
similar abstracts when scheduling. The topic list is as follows:
1 cell differentiation
2 development of behavior
3 developmental morphology and morphogenesis
4 dispersal and recruitment
5 ecological development
6 larval biology and ecology
7 life cycles
9 nervous system development
10 pattern formation in early embryos
Ecology and Behavior
1 animal communication
2 behavioral ecology
3 community ecology
4 mechanisms of behavior
6 non-reproductive social behaviors
7 population ecology
9 predation and predator avoidance
10 reproductive behaviors
11 reproductive tactics
4 conservation biology
5 coral reef biology
6 deep-sea biology
8 environmental ecology
9 environmental endocrinology
10 environmental toxicology
11 geographic surveys
13 UV irradiation
2 character development and evolution
3 cladistics/phylogenetic analysis
4 comparative evolutionary morphology
5 evolution of development
6 evolutionary ecology
7 evolutionary paleobiology
8 evolutionary physiology
9 historical biogeography
10 life history evolution
11.1 population genetics
11.2 species and speciation
11.3 sexual selection
13 molecular evolution
Integrative and Comparative Issues
education and teaching
of integrative biology
intake, and digestion
system structure and function
Physiology and Biochemistry
and molecular physiology
physiology and biochemistry
and ionic regulation
and acid base
12 reproductive physiology
13 signal transduction
evolution of hormones and
are contributed paper sessions that comple-
ment one of the regular symposium of the
1 physiology of plasticity
3 Kowalesky medal prize winners
Check appropropriate checkboxes ("I would like to be a Session Chair"
and/or "I would like to be in a session complementing a regular symposium.") and fill in name of symposium if requesting a complementing session.
Student Paper Program
Student Paper Awards are given by most SICB divisions and affiliated societies.
Visit the SICB website (
for information, and if you wish to compete, check the Best Student Paper box.
If a letter is required
from your advisor, forward it to the SICB Business Office indicating that it is
for the award, and giving your name, e-mail address, and title of your abstract. Each submission must
select a division in which to compete. You must
be a member of the division which you select.
each author(s) name all in upper case, last name followed by initials, in the
appropriate box i.e., PEARSE, J.S. (Author Box 1), BURK, B. (Author Box 2)
and WAKE, M.* (Author Box 3). Use an * (asterisk) following the name of the
presenting author if more than one author is listed.
the institution(s), and location(s) in upper and lower case in the box. DO NOT
include your department, or repeat the city or state when they are already part of
the institution(s) name, or the zip code when listing the address(es) of the
author(s). Capitalization and punctuation must be as shown in the sample
(University of California, San Diego and Smithsonian Institution, Washington,
your email address in the box.
the title of your abstract in the box in upper and lower case.
are used to develop the index in the Final Program. You must use at least one,
but no more than three keywords to submit your abstract. Enter them in the
Keyword 1, Keyword 2, and Keyword 3 boxes. The complete keyword list will
appear when you click the button.
abstract will be published as submitted in the Final Program and in the
abstract issue of
Integrative and Comparative Biology
There should be no margin at the top; keep all text flush left. Enter only the
single-paragraph body of the
in the abstract box. DO NOT re-enter your name(s) or institution(s)
total number of characters including authors, institutions, email address,
title, spaces, and abstract body is 2000. The abstract text-body will not be
accepted if the
be considered for inclusion in the Program, all poster, oral, and symposium
submissions must be received by the SICB Business Office by September 6, 2002.
Submissions for posters, oral presentations, and symposia MUST be made using
the SICB website, www.sicb.org/meetings/2002/abstracts/
full schedule of presentations, with dates and times, will be posted on the
SICB website by the end of October.
Abstract Submission Fee
the 2003 Annual Meeting, no abstract fee will be charged. However, those
submitting abstracts for contributed papers and/or posters must register for
the meeting by the deadline of November 1, 2002 in order to qualify for the
discounted "Early Bird" registration rate.
WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL FROM THE SICB BUSINESS OFFICE ACKNOWLEDGING RECEIPT OF
YOUR ABSTRACT, HOWEVER, IT IS NOT ACCEPTED UNTIL YOU REGISTER. IF AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION IS NOT RECEIVED, YOUR ABSTRACT HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED. CHECK WITH THE BUSINESS OFFICE (SICB@BURKINC.COM) IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE.
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