Meeting Announcement & First Call for Papers
Knoxville, TN -(Ammoland.com)- The University of Tennessee, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) and National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC), invite you to the Eighth National Quail Symposium, July 24-29, 2017, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The week begins with the 23rd Annual Meeting of NBTC and continues as Quail 8. Conference information and the Call for Papers can be found on the Quail 8 web site.
This is the eighth in the series of Northern Bobwhite symposia dating back to 1972, and since Quail III in 1992, western quail have been included. Proceedings from previous symposia can be found online at the Quail 8 website. Beginning with Quail VII, the symposia series has been led by NBCI and the National Bobwhite Technical Committee.
Quail 8 will feature current quail management and research, including updates and progress of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative and The Western Quail Plan. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Quail VIII editorial committee, and those deemed suitable for development as full manuscripts will be selected, with authors notified by 15 February 2016.
Subsequent manuscript deadline is 1 July 2016, enabling distribution of the peer-reviewed proceedings at the meeting. Authors are urged to closely follow these deadlines:
ABSTRACT, MANUSCRIPT, PRESENTATION & PROCEEDINGS TIMELINE:
- Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 December 2015
- Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 15 February 2016
- Manuscript Submission Deadline: 1 July 2016
- Proceedings Distributed: 26 July 2017
- PowerPoint Submission Deadline: 30 June 2017
- Quail 8 Presentations: 27-28 July 2017
For further information contact Thomas V. Dailey, Assistant Director/Science Coordinator, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, 3661 E. Doe Brook Lane, Columbia, MO 65202; E-Mail: [email protected]; Telephone: 573-881-1782.
About the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI):
Headquartered at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, NBCI is an initiative of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) to elevate bobwhite quail recovery from an individual state-by-state proposition to a coordinated, range-wide leadership endeavor. The committee is comprised of representatives of 25 state wildlife agencies, various academic research institutions and private conservation organizations. Support for NBCI is provided by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program, state wildlife agencies, the University of Tennessee and Park Cities Quail.