Abstract submission

Abstracts can be submitted up until 23:59 EET on May 4th 2020 (note that Finland is one hour ahead of central Europe). Submitted abstracts can be modified up until the deadline, and therefore early submission of first drafts is encouraged. The expected length of presentation slots is 20 minutes (15+3+2) for regular presentations and 55 minutes (45+8+2) for invited speakers. Due to the tighter timeline being implemented for abstract submission, there will be no extension to this deadline.

Each congress participant is permitted to submit only one (max. 250 word abstract, max. 15 word title) abstract as a presenter (co-authorships in other abstracts are allowed). If applying for an oral presentation, an additional abstract may be submitted for a poster presentation.

All abstract submitters will be notified of the fate of their abstract early June, and those being accepted for oral or poster presentations are required to register for the conference by June 15th to confirm their place in the programme. Although we will do our best to accommodate requests to place presentations on certain days we ask the presenters to plan to attend for the entire conference.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts are submitted via the Oxford Abstracts online submission system:

    • Register to the Oxford Abstracts system to submit (using the submission link).
    • After submission, you may log back in again and amend your abstract until the final submission deadline.
    • Remember to complete the abstract and answer all the required questions before the deadline. Note that uncompleted abstracts will not be reviewed.
    • Please note that all correspondence will be sent to the submitter only and to the email you have used to sign in to the system. Remember to inform info@aboaservices.fi in case you wish to change the presenting author.
Click here to submit your abstract


If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact info@aboaservices.fi and remember to quote your abstract reference number in any communication with us.

If you have any questions relating to the scientific content, please contact ebrs2020@utu.fi

Dates and deadlines

  • Abstract submission opens:
    1 March 2020
  • Abstract submission ends:
    4 May 2020
  • Notification of acceptance:
    1 June 2020


On the abstract submission form, please select the session to which you wish to submit your abstract:

    • New Materials & Methods
    • Dietary &  Conservation Ecology
    • Phylogenetics & Diseases
    • Population Genetics & Acoustic Ecology
    • Ecophysiology & Thermoregulation
    • Diversity & Distribution
    • Movement Ecology and Bats & Climate Change
    • Behavioral Ecology