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Brookhaven National Laboratory

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Seatuck Environmental Association

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Four Harbors Audubon Society

The Nature Conservancy

Peconic Land Trust

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South Fork Natural History Museum

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American Littoral Society

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Coastal Research and Education Society of LI

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program

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East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

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Friends of Wertheim

Greg Ferraris, CPA

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Long Island Native Plant Initiative

Long Island Pine Barrens Society

Joel Milton

North Shore Audubon

North Shore Land Alliance

Peconic Estuary Program

ProtoZone Interactives

Queens County Bird Club

Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Save the Sound

South Shore Audubon Society

Southampton Trails Preservation Society

Surfrider Foundation
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Call for student posters at the
6th Annual Long Island Natural History Conference

Are you and your students conducting local research on:

Wildlife, Botany, Fungi, Geology, Paleontology, Hydrology, Climate, Ecology, Conservation, Invasive species, Pollution, Green space, or related topics?

Abstracts need to be submitted no later than March 10. All abstracts will be reviewed in advance, approved presenters will have their conference registration fee waived. Please see our guidelines below for poster presentations. If you do not receive a submission confirmation, you must assume we did not receive your abstract.

Send the abstract, formatted as described below as a Word or PDF file to: Dr. Russell Burke at

Use "LINHC 2018 Poster _ [your name]" as both the title of the file and as the email subject line. This will help ensure we get all of your information correct while minimizing the need for follow-up contact.

For more information, see the conference web site.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations
Posters can be presented for one or both conference days, with two receptions each day during which presenters should be on hand. Each poster presentation needs to fit on a 40-inch high by 30-inch wide area. Posters must be presented using the poster boards provided by the conference. No tables or auxiliary projecting or free-standing display support mechanisms can be accommodated. Please bring your own push pins to affix your posters to the boards.

Please review the following guidelines regarding your presentation:
     * Titles must be limited to 100 characters to facilitate inclusion in the conference schedule.
     * Abstracts should be in simple paragraph format, maximum of 350 words.
     * Send the abstract, formatted as described below, as a Word file to: Dr. Russell Burke at
     * Use "LINHC 2018 Poster - [your name]" as both the title of the file and as the email subject line. This will help ensure we get all of your information correct while minimizing the need for follow-up contact.

     • Avoid the use of all caps. Please use upper and lower case when providing the requested information about your presentation.
     • Italicize scientific names of all genera and species mentioned.
     • Capitalize the common names of all species.
     • The first time a species is mentioned in the text of an abstract, give both its scientific name (listed first) and, if it has one, its common name (following in parentheses).
     • Affiliation name and location (city, state) and email address for the presenter as well as for each co-author needs to be placed in parentheses immediately following the person's name.
     • Avoid the use of specialized mathematical symbols as much as possible.

[with annotations pointing out key formatting guidelines]

Title: Effect of White-tailed Deer Browsing on Small Mammal Populations

Presenter: John H. Smith (SUNY Stony Brook, NY;
[full name comes first, followed by affiliation with location and e-mail address in parentheses, with a semi-colon separating affiliation and e-mail address]

Co-authors: Mary White (Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY;, and Larry Johnson (C.W. Post University, Brookville, NY; [same as above, but separate each co-author with a comma, with an “and” before the last co-author listed]

Abstract: Surveys of small mammal populations conducted in plots with and without Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) exclosure fences in three Nature Conservancy preserves revealed that the presence of deer is negatively correlated with small mammal abundances. Peromyscus leucopus (White-footed Mouse), Tamias striatus (Eastern Chipmunk), and Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail) were all found in higher numbers in the exclosed fenced plots compared to the unfenced control plots. The authors propose that the significant (P < 0.01) relationships observed are due to the effect of deer browsing resulting in reduced cover in which small mammals can take refuge.

[Note that scientific names are italicized and common names are capitalized. Common names are listed in parentheses following the scientific names the first time the species is mentioned. After the first mention, either the common or scientific name can be used to refer to the species.]

Questions? Email Dr. Russell Burke at