Call for abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the 6th International Swan Symposium

The Scientific Committee now welcomes abstracts for presentations on any aspects of swan biology, ecology and conservation at the 6th International Swan Symposium. Topics may include, but are not limited to, habitat use and site selection, foraging ecology, population trends and dynamics, migration and movements, breeding biology and the outcome of conservation initiatives. Abstract submission guidelines are provided below. Please note that abstracts should be submitted by email to Dr Kevin Wood (Chair of the Scientific Committee) at, and that the deadline for submission of abstracts is Tuesday, 6 June 2018. Abstracts submitted after this date may not be considered by the Committee.

In preparing abstracts, please ensure that:

  • The abstract is prepared as an MS Word document or equivalent
  • The first word in the first line of the abstract page (in bold font and capital letters) should indicate your first choice regarding presentation options: TALK or POSTER
  • The title of the presentation is in bold font
  • Names and affiliations for all authors included, with email address also included for the first/correspondence author
  • Text should be concise, should focus on the main aims and findings of the study, and be no more than 300 words.


The Scientific Committee will consider the abstracts with a view to providing a decision regarding the presentation by 11 July 2018.

We look forward to receiving the Abstracts.



Scientific Committee

Dr Kevin Wood (Chair): Principal Research Officer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, UK

Dr Preben Clausen:  Senior Researcher, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark

Dr Craig Ely: Research Wildlife Biologists, Alaska Science Centre, US Geological Survey (USGS), USA

Prof Cao Lei:  Professor, University of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China

Dr Diana Solovyeva: Leading Researcher, Institute of Biological Problems of the North, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Dr Radosław Włodarczyk: Assistant Professor, Department of Biodiversity Studies and Bioeducation, University of Lodz, Poland

Dr Jeff Snyder: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Western Oregon University, USA

Dr Eileen Rees: Research Fellow, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, UK

Dr. Aivar Leito: Research Professor, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia