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Guidelines for Preparation of Abstract and Summaries for the Proceedings of the North American Forest Insect Work Conference
Asheville, NC
May 22-25, 2006

Dr. Fred Hain is the editor for the Proceedings of the 2006 North American forest insect work conference. His contact information is as follows. If you have any questions please contact Fred directly.

Dr. Fred P. Hain
Dept. of Entomology
Grinnells Lab
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7626

Telephone: (919) 515-3804
E-main: fred_hain@ncsu.edu


Papers for all presentations ( both oral and poster) must be submitted to Fred Hain at fred_hain@ncsu.edu no later than May 31, 2006 or turned in at the conference. We will have a computer available at the conference for downloading presentations from a memory stick or CD or you can post them directly to Fred as an attachment. Please use either WordPerfect or Microsoft Word for Windows. If your presentation is part of a scheduled workshop, please provide the title of the workshop, the name of the moderator, and your name. If the paper is for a poster, please provide your name and the title of the poster.

The format for the Proceedings will be as follows: a general overview by the moderator and a brief abstract by each workshop participant, abstracts of the plenary addresses and posters, a summary of the panel discussions (provided by the moderator with the help of the participants), and, finally, a summary of critical issues for each workshop, panel, and plenary address. The summary of critical issues is intended to be a concluding statement for the conference that can provide guidance in developing priority areas for the future, and will be in keeping with the theme of the conference: Metamorphosis-forces of change in forests.


Single-space all text; double-space between paragraphs, main title to be single-spaced. Common names of species are acceptable, but give the Latin name in italics and authority in parentheses following the first use that is not in the title.

Text should be typed in Times-Roman 12-pt proportional-spaced font on one side of 8 ½ x 11 inch paper, with left margin 1.25", right, top, and bottom margins 1". Title of the paper is in bold, capitals and lower case, flush left, at the top of the page, single-spaced. Capitalize the first letter of principal words including second part of hyphenated words in title. Author(s) name, institution, address is to follow 3 spaces below title. Begin Abstract and other first line headings (flush left, bold) 3 lines below previous text. Begin text 2 lines down from heading.

All graphics, including tables and figures, should be separate files. If you download your presentation at the conference site, bundle the components of the presentation (text, figures, tables, etc.) in a folder. Indicate in the paper where each table (and figure) should appear. For example:




Authors are responsible for the content of their manuscript; however, minimal editing will be done if needed.

Please use References as a major section rather than Literature Cited. A sample of the style to be used for references follows. Indent second and any subsequent lines 5 spaces.


  • McClure, M.S. 1989. Evidence of a polymorphic life cycle in the hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae (Homoptera:
            Adelgidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 82: 50-54.

  • Manly, B.F. 1990. Stage-structured populations: sampling, analysis, and simulation. London : Chapman and Hall. 187 p.

  • Ralph, C.J.; Geupel, G.R.; Pyle, P.; Martin, T.E.; DeSante, D.F. 1993. Handbook of field methods for monitoring
            landbirds. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-144. Albany , Calif. : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
            Pacific Southwest Research Station. 41 p.

  • Rohfritsch, O. 1990. Aphid stylet movement and host-plant reaction in the case of Adelgidae on spruce. In Aphid-plant
            genotype interactions
    , Campbell , R.K.; Eikenbary, R.D., eds. NY: Elsevier: 101-116.

  • Tyrrell, L.E., Crow, T.R. 1994. Structural characteristics of old-growth hemlock hardwood
            forests in relation to age. Ecology 75(2): 370-386.

Robert N. Coulson
   Texas A&M University

  Contact for Program
    Kier Klepzig
    USDA Forest Service

Fred Hain
   N.C State University

Rusty Rhea
   John Nowak
   USDA Forest Service


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