The Marine Aquarium Society of North America (MASNA) just announced its 2nd Annual MASNA Scientific Poster Session ahead of MACNA in August. Poster abstract submissions are due July 14, 2017.
What exactly is a scientific poster?
Exactly what it sounds like — a visual representation of a scientific topic on a poster. These are then displayed allowing people to meander around and read about a topic. These sessions usually will have the poster author or authors on hand to answer questions and discuss the topic in more detail.
Last year was the first one of these they held at MACNA and have chosen to continue the trend since there was a solid reception. This year’s MASNA Scientific Poster Session is made possible by our generous sponsors WAMAS, CORAL, and EcoTech Marine.
Who can enter?
The MASNA Scientific Poster Session allows for advanced aquarium hobbyists, undergraduates, graduate students, and scientists to submit scientific posters on their current or past marine aquarium related research projects. This includes submissions from hobbyists that would be seen as advanced aquarists.
This will give the opportunity for 3,000 MACNA 2017 attendees to get up close and personal with scientists and fellow hobbyists, and discuss marine aquarium related science.
What topics I enter?
Appropriate poster topics include, but are not limited to:
- Marine Ornamental Vertebrate Breeding
- Marine Ornamental Invertebrate Sexual/Asexual Reproduction
- Ocean Acidification and Climate Change
- Marine Invasive Species Mitigation
- Zoonotic Diseases
- Cyanide Detection
- Banggai Cardinalfish
- Marine Biosecurity
- Micro Algae
- Marine Aquarium Fisheries / Trade
- Species Hybridization
- Taxonomic Clarification
- Low Nutrient System
- Marine Aquarium Technology Innovations
- Nitrogen Cycle
- Trace Nutrient Importance
- Marine Aquarium Chemistry
How will they be judged?
Posters will be judged by a committee consisting of general hobbyists, and scientists. Prizes will be awarded for posters in each of the three following categories: general hobbyists, undergraduate students, and graduate students.
Make sure to visit the MASNA page HERE to find out more and apply.