Call For Papers


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Areas of Special Interest

The role of science in oiled wildlife
preparedness and response
Integrating wildlife into the larger oil spill
response structure
Polar wildlife issues Inland spills and wildlife

Additional Topics

Effects of oil Internal and external response management
Veterinary techniques New technology and uses
Planning and preparedness Clinical research and rehabilitation methods
Prevention and deterrence Research and future needs
Chronic oiling and its impacts Restoration and impact assessment
Wildlife lessons from Macondo/Deepwater
Cooperative efforts among governments,
agencies, industry and NGOs

Submission Information

    Submissions should:
    • Be objective and include practical and impartial information
    • Indicate topic or focus most appropriate for the poster or presentation
    • Identify primary and contributing authors (and full contact information for primary author)


Extended! Please submit 200-300 word abstracts no later than February 15, 2015 by email to the Program co-chairs Michael Ziccardi and Curt Clumpner at

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and successful applicants will hear back by March 13, 2015. Extended abstract/papers are due by May 1, 2015 for inclusion in the proceedings.

Polar Bear photo by Ansgar Walk (Wikipedia-CC)

EOW scholarship information

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Limited financial assistance may be available to interested attendees of the Effects of Oil on Wildlife conference. Decisions on awardees and total amount of assistance will be based on the number of total applicants, whether applicants are presenting at the conference, the financial need of the individual, and the priority of the region from which the applicant originates.

Based on previous year’s awards, it is expected that the full amount of travel costs will NOT be borne by the scholarship, so please anticipate a required match of personal or organizational funds to any requests made.

Applications must be submitted by 5 PM PST on March 15, 2015. Decisions will be made and awardees will be notified by March 31, 2015.

Funds will be provided to awardees in arrears after receipts are submitted to the Oiled Wildlife Care Network, UC Davis.

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