Presentations and Posters

Oral presentations are each scheduled for a 20 minute block with an additional 5 minutes for questions.


Poster presentation maximum poster dimensions are 36” tall x 48” wide.

Proceedings / e-GTR

Papers Due April 30,2020

Melissa Thomas-Van Gundy and Mary Beth Adams will serve as co-Editors for the Proceedings, which will be published as an e-GTR (General Technical Report) of the US Forest Service’s Northern Research Station.  The Proceedings will be freely available on-line, and each paper will have a DOI number, so each will be easily searchable and available.  There will be no printed hard copy version, but your paper, and the whole proceedings, can be downloaded and printed freely. 

We invite you to submit a manuscript for a full paper or an extended abstract for inclusion in the Proceedings.  To be considered a “full paper,” an abstract, introduction, methods, results, analyses, and summary/ conclusions (or similar subheads) must be included.  Short papers or “extended abstracts” (of 1,000 words or less) that outline work in progress or preliminary results can be published but must include similar subheadings as outlined above.  A figure (or possibly two) can be included in extended abstracts; the final decision about the appropriate number of figures for the full papers and extended abstracts rests with the co-Editors.  The abstracts which you submitted previously will not be published in the Proceedings.  

In order to facilitate the completion of the Proceedings in a reasonable time frame, we are asking you to submit your manuscript no later than April 30, 2020.  Manuscripts received after April 30 will not be included in the Proceedings.  After we receive your manuscript, it will be reviewed by 2 peers, and then you will be given the opportunity to revise and resubmit the manuscripts to us by September 2020.   This will then allow publication no later than March of 2021.  We retain the right to reject any manuscripts that are not acceptable. 

Please follow the attached guidelines when submitting your manuscript. Manuscripts should be submitted to:  Melissa Thomas-Van Gundy at Melissa.thomasvangundy@usda.gov.

If you are a Forest Service author you will need to complete a FS 1600-1 form for each manuscript that you submit, indicating it is intended for the 2020 Central Hardwood Conference Proceedings, to your Project Leader.  If you are a non-Forest Service author, please complete the non-Federal author release form.

We’re looking forward to your presentation at the 2020 Central Hardwood Conference, and to receiving your manuscript submission for the Proceedings.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to: mary.b.adams@usda.gov or melissa.thomasvangundy@usda.gov