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[Closed] Call for Poster Presentation Abstracts in Global Change Research

On the occasion of its 19th Inter-Governmental Meeting (IGM) and Scientific Planning Group (SPG) Meeting, which is officially being hosted by the Minister of Environment of the Kingdom of Cambodia at the Borei Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) will convene a “Networking & Poster Session” during this event, being held from 17 to 21 March, 2014.

The Networking & Poster Session will be held on Wednesday 19 March 2014 and will provide young scientists with an opportunity to display and present their research work to invited esteemed members of the scientific and policy communities from within and outside the Asia-Pacific region.

Posters will be judged by the APN’s government-appointed national Focal Points of 22 member countries with assistance from their national SPG Members. The winning poster will have the opportunity to present a 20-minute Power Point presentation to the 19th IGM/SPG Meeting on Friday 21 March, 2014 and also will receive a copy of recent APN published book “Climate in Asia and the Pacific Security, Society and sustainability”.

Scientist Eligibility Criteria

  1. Scientists must be young, early-career researchers (preferably under 40) currently based in Kingdom of Cambodia (research students and postdocs encouraged).
  2. Scientists must submit their abstract using the online abstract submission system on or before 23 February 2014 midnight, Japanese Standard Time (JST).  If you have trouble completing the online abstract submission please contact Dr. Linda Anne Stevenson ( and Ms. Taniya Koswatta ( for further assistance.
  3. Research must be original, and address issues of global environmental change (refer to theme of Abstract Submissions below).
  4. Scientists must be available to present their posters in the afternoon of Wednesday 19 March 2014 at the Borei Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap, Cambodia,

Abstract Submissions

  1. Abstracts must be in the English language and include a concise introduction describing the purpose of the poster, as well as a brief description of the research subject, methodology, results and conclusions. If appropriate, results can be presented in tabular form. Abstracts may NOT include graphs, mathematical equation, diagrams or photographs. Scientists are encouraged to seek assistance from their advisers and others in preparing their abstracts and posters.
  2. Abstracts must submit using online abstract submission system by Sunday 23 February 2014, midnight JST to be considered.  The online submission form is available at:
  3. Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt.  A reference number for your submission will issue for selected abstract after 28 February 2014.
  4. Abstracts will be reviewed by a sub-committee selected from the APN membership. Main criteria include:
    1. Originality of research;
    2. Conciseness of written abstract;
    3. Clarity of methodology;
    4. Organization of the information; and
    5. Scientific merit.
  5. Successful Applicants will be informed by Friday 28 February 2014 (although the process may be later depending on the number of abstracts received).
  6. While this poster session is open to researchers working in any area related to global change, the following scientific themes are of particular interest:
    1. Impact of climate change on fish production in Tonle Sap lake
    2. Impact of climate change on ecosystems of Tonle Sap lake
    3. Impact of climate change on hydraulic flow to Tonle Sap lake
    4. Impact of climate change on rice production in Cambodia
    5. Impact of climate change on livelihoods (specifically of those living in low-lying areas in Cambodia)