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The Organizing Committee of the ATBC2022 is pleased to invite the submission of abstracts for accepted symposia, oral talks, and poster presentations for the ATBC 2022 Annual Meeting.

We welcome abstracts that are from any area of science related to tropical biology and conservation, especially those related to or the meeting's theme “Conserving Tropical Biodiversity and Achieving Socio-ecological Resilience in the Anthropocene: Opportunities and Challenges”. Multi or transdisciplinary research is encouraged.

ATBC2022 presents the opportunity for researchers, decision-makers, practitioners, and community leaders from around the world to exchange knowledge on tropical biodiversity and conservation.

The extended deadline for abstract submissions is March 27ᵗʰ, 2022. Presenters will be notified of the committee's decision by May 1ˢᵗ, 2022.


  • All abstracts must be submitted here using the ATBC user profile or creating a new profile in the case of first-time users. 

  • The ‘one presentation’ rule will be applied to all delegates at ATBC-2022. That is, a presenting author in one session cannot present in another session (oral, poster or symposium). However, there is no limit in the number of times a delegate can be a co-author in other abstracts. The one-presentation rule does not apply for delegates that are presenting in workshops or field courses, or that are invited to participate in debates or as keynote speakers.

  • The word limit in the body of the abstract is 400.

  • The abstract must be prepared in English and contain the following sections:

            Introduction / Background / Justification





  • You are encouraged to present recent research (i.e., work that has not been published or presented at previous ATBC meetings).

  • Please note that limits of space and time may make it impossible to accommodate all requests for oral presentations, in which case we may ask you to present your work as a poster.

  • The Scientific Committee reviews the abstracts and has final authority for acceptance and scheduling.


All abstracts will be evaluated and scored by the ATBC2022 Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee may accept, decline, or offer an opportunity for a revised abstract submission. Proposals will be assessed using the following criteria: 

Scientific merit: Likelihood of promoting a significant advancement in our understanding of tropical biology and conservation, innovative or interdisciplinary approaches, or likelihood of novel conceptual synthesis. 

• Broader impacts: Integration of science with conservation issues, impact on policy, and potential utility for conservation, among others. 

• Appeal to participants of ATBC2022: Abstract should target topics that will be of interest to the ATBC community. 

• Relevance to the meeting's theme: We encourage submission of abstracts that are relevant to the meeting’s theme.

A clearly written and compelling abstract.



  • It is disruptive for the meeting program to have accepted abstracts canceled. Accordingly, please submit an abstract only if you are willing to fulfill your responsibility as a presenter. 

  • If a symposium speaker is faced with unforeseen circumstances and needs to cancel their participation, the participant should notify the organizers immediately so a replacement can be assigned. The replacement participant name and information must be sent to the Organizing Committee at

  • If a speaker in an oral/poster session is faced with unforeseen circumstances and needs to cancel their participation, they should notify the Organizing Committee at

  • All presenters  must register to the ATBC2022 Annual Meeting and pay their registration fees. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Organizing Committee via email ( with any questions or concerns.


We look forward to seeing you at the ATBC 2022 Annual Meeting! 

The ATBC2022 Organizing Committee 

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