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Abstracts must be submitted for all presentations: invited talks, contributed papers, and posters. There will be 270 available openings for posters, 6 openings for symposia presentations, and 36 openings for contributed talks. Please register early as availability is limited.

Those who wish to present posters at the IBS meeting should submit an abstract (you must be a member of IBS and be registered for the meeting to submit an abstract). Abstracts for Posters will be accepted on a 'first come first served' basis.

In addition, IBS is pleased to announce that we will expand the concurrent sessions of contributed papers, first introduced as a half-day at Merida 2009, to a full day with 6 sessions (on the biogeography of islands, climate change, conservation, palaeoecology, marine environments, and other hot topics). If you are interested in having your poster abstract considered for the contributed paper sessions please indicate this in the appropriate box on the abstract submission form. The program will accommodate only 36 slots for contributed papers (plus two contributed talks in each of three of the symposia) so a committee has been set up to select the abstracts to be included in the contributed paper sessions and they will give some preference to early submissions so that the program of contributed papers can be made available on the web site as soon as reasonably possible. All abstracts under consideration for the contributed papers sessions will automatically have a poster slot reserved for them unless they indicate otherwise.

Abstracts for symposia speakers, posters, and contributed talks should be each of no more than 250 words, inclusive of title, name, affiliation, etc.

The Abstract deadline is 15 November 2010 for invited speakers, posters, and contributed papers.