Online Abstract Submission
2023 Annual Meeting - The Western Section of The Wildlife Society
February 7 - 10, 2023
In-Person (+ Livestream)
Riverside Convention Center

Please fill out the form below to submit your abstract for the 2023 Annual Meeting. Please know that submitting an abstract does not imply acceptance or a guarantee of a place in the program. Some submitted papers or posters will likely not be accepted because they may not be suited to the conference, encounter scheduling problems, or have other issues. Decisions to accept or not accept papers or posters are solely the responsibility of the Program Committee. The committee expects that your co-authors are aware of and have approved this abstract. We will finalize our oral and poster presenter schedule by the 1st week of December and will notify all who have submitted abstracts of their status at that time.

For 2023, we anticipate the majority of oral presentations (and all the poster presentations) will be live, in-person presentations at the Riverside Convention Center. We will save a limited number of spaces for oral presenters who are unable to travel to Riverside and who can only present their paper virtually (these talks will be given live over Zoom). All presenters must pay the appropriate meeting registration fee regardless of their participation method. All oral presentations will be livestreamed and recorded, and will be available for online viewing for several months following the meeting. Posters will all be presented live in Riverside, and poster authors will also upload a PDF of their poster to the meeting website for online viewing.

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Instructions Fill in all fields indicated below and click on "Submit" to send your abstract.

Abstracts should not exceed 200 words, excluding title and author addresses.

Please refer to our Call for Papers document for an abstract example and complete details on oral and poster presentations at our 2023 Annual Meeting.
Deadline Friday, October 28, 2022, 11:59 PDT
The abstract submission deadline has passed and the Call for Papers is closed. At this time, you may submit a paper for our wait list in case of a cancellation.
Contact Contact: Please contact Candace Renger (, if you have questions or experience difficulties submitting your abstract.

Type of Presentation: Oral Presentation
Poster (In-Person in Riverside Only)

Location: I will present in-person in Riverside
I will present virtually over Zoom

If choosing to present over Zoom, please tell us why you need to present virtually in the comment box below, so we can accommodate those who need it most.

Oral Presentation Session Choice: Please choose the session that you would like to participate in, and mark your 2nd, 3rd and 4th choices in case your preferred session is full or canceled.




Note: Session titles may be added or changed at a later date based on papers received. If a group has the desire and sufficient participants to create a unique session please contact the program chair (Randi McCormick

Paper Title (160 chars max):

Student Judging & Awards Competition If the lead author(s) and/or speaker(s) are undergraduate or graduate students, do you wish to participate in the student judging/competition for positive remarks and constructive criticism from experienced wildlife biologists as well as cash rewards? (Refer to Call for Papers for complete details on program and eligibility.)
Note, student posters with incomplete results are not eligible for the judging program.
YES - Undergraduate Student
YES - Graduate Student

Author(s), Affiliation, Address, and Contact Information: Lead Author:
First Name:
Middle Initial:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
Phone Number:
E-mail Address:

Speaker is different than Lead Author

Co-Authors (ex: Charles R. Darwin): Author 2:
Author 3:
Author 4:
Author 5:
Author 6:
Author 7:
Author 8:
Author 9:

Abstract (200 words max):

Speaker Bio (100 words max):

  • If you would like to present on a topic not listed in the drop-down list, please choose "Other" and include proposed Session Names in the Comments box below.
  • Please list the names of any other presenters who you think you should be grouped within a session.
  • If you are applying to participate virtually please tell us why so we can accommodate those who need it most.