Submission closed.

Call for abstracts

The abstract submission deadline has been closed on Monday 21st March, 2022. Thanks to all the authors for their submissions. If you are still interested to submit your abstract, please contact directly the Chair of Scientific Committe (András Báldi, for potential exception. The Scientific Committee will notify all authors by 21st April 2022.

The scientific program will include plenary sessions, invited symposia, workshops, organized discussions, short courses, poster sessions, and concurrent sessions of contributed oral presentations and speed presentations. 

Oral presentations will be limited to 15 minutes, including 12 minutes presentation and 3 minutes for questions.    
  • The speed presentation session will include 15 speakers. To each speaker will be given 5 minutes to present the key ideas and results. After every three presentations there will be 9 minutes for discussion.  

  • Poster presentations are strongly encouraged. Posters will be displayed prominently and for long periods of time during the meeting; special sessions dedicated to posters and extended lunch breaks will allow in-depth discussion between authors and attendees.

  • Symposia presentations are dedicated for invited speakers only.

Please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your abstract for an oral presentation, speed presentation, or poster:

  • The abstract should include new information. Abstracts should not be submitted for presentations that have been given at previous SCB meetings or similar conferences.

  • The abstract should include specific information about the results and conclusions of the research. Abstracts that state that the “results will be discussed” will not be accepted.

  • The abstract should have a clear connection to conservation biology.

  • Abstracts that appear to be "adverts for activity" rather than reports of research outputs will be allocated to poster presentation

  • Contributed oral presentations will be grouped by topic. Please choose from the list of general topics areas 3 topics to assist us in selecting an appropriate session for your presentation.

  • If your abstract is accepted but cannot be accommodated as an oral presentation, you will be notified as soon as possible so that you will have ample time to prepare a speed presentation or a poster.

  • Individuals are limited to submit only one abstract as presenting author. Exceptions will be considered by the Scientific Committee, and are restricted to speakers invited to more than one symposium.

  • Each abstract will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.

Presenting authors (oral, speed or poster) must register and pay the registration fee for the meeting as Early Birds; otherwise their presentation will be dropped from the program.

Instructions for preparing abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted for oral presentations, speed presentations and poster presentations and for invited symposia. Symposium presentations are by invitation only.

Please follow the instructions carefully, including all requested information. Any abstract with errors or omissions will be returned to the sender for correction and runs the risk of missing the submission deadline. Abstracts will be submitted electronically via the ‘Online Submission Website’,, Menu: Call for abstracts. Web submission is strongly encouraged.

All abstracts must be received by 28th February 2022. The Scientific Committee will notify all authors by 21st April 2022.  Abstracts must be submitted according to the following format.

If you have any questions or problems, contact  us at


1. Account options. Insert your e-mail as a login name and password to your ECCB web-account.

2. Contact. Provide the name of the contact person for correspondence. Include the contact person's complete mailing address and country, including the country and city codes.

3. GDPR. By submitting abstract authors agree with processing their personal data for the purposes of organizing the congress (



1. Title. Titles are limited to 150 characters.

2. Affiliation. First list the institutional affiliations and addresses, including countries, for each author (max. 2 per author). When completing the affiliations in Abstract Authors (next step), determine the affiliation only by number. If the author has 2 affiliations, separate them with a comma (e.g. 2,5).

3. Authors and presenting author. Please, write out full first names of authors. Indicate the name of the presenting author (also for posters) - tick the buttom "Presenting author". Note that only one submission as presenting author will be possible. Determine the affiliation by number according to the list of affiliations you have created above. 10 authors is allowed as maximum.

4. Abstract. The body of the abstract is limited to one paragraph of up to 200 words. Begin with a clear statement of the problem or objectives, give brief mention of the methods, explicitly state the major results and their interpretation, and end with a substantial conclusion. Do not use vague statements such as "the results will be discussed." Follow the instructions given below to indicate any special formatting or symbols within the abstract. Abstracts that exceed 200 words will be returned to the author for revision.

5. Type of presentation. Indicate whether the abstract is intended for an oral or speed presentation, or as a poster. Please indicate if you will accept a speed presentation or a poster instead of an oral presentation.

6. Student presentation. Indicate whether the presentation will be given by a student.

7. Topic areas. If you are not presenting in an invited symposium, please choose from the list of general topic areas (select 3 as relevant) to assist us in placing your presentation into an appropriate session. Indicate your first, second and third choices. If you are presenting in an invited symposium, please select the symposium name.

List any necessary comments pertaining to your abstract submission, including any special scheduling requests.

Topic Areas. The following general topic areas will be used to place your abstract in an appropriate session