Abstract submission

Abstracts can be submitted up until 23:59 EET on February 15th 2021 (note that Finland is one hour ahead of central Europe). Submitted abstracts can be modified up until the deadline, and therefore early submission of first drafts is encouraged. The expected length of oral presentation slots is 15 minutes (15+3+2). Due to the tight timeline being implemented for abstract submission, there will be no extension to this deadline.

Each congress participant is permitted to submit only one (max. 250 word abstract, max. 15 word title) abstract as a presenter (co-authorships in other abstracts are allowed). If applying for an oral presentation, an additional abstract may be submitted for a poster presentation.

Please see the proposed themes/sessions on the right column; you will be asked on the submission form to choose your preferred session.

All abstract submitters will be notified of the fate of their abstract by 15 March, and those being accepted for oral or poster presentations are required to register for the symposium by March 31st to confirm their place in the programme. Although we will do our best to accommodate requests to place presentations on certain days we ask the presenters to plan to attend for the entire virtual symposium.

Submission guidelines

Submission is now open!

Abstracts are submitted via the Oxford Abstracts online submission system:

    • Register to the Oxford Abstracts system to submit (using the submission link).
    • After submission, you may log back in again and amend your abstract until the final submission deadline.
    • Remember to complete the abstract and answer all the required questions before the deadline. Note that uncompleted abstracts will not be reviewed.
    • Please note that all correspondence will be sent to the submitter only and to the email you have used to sign in to the system. Remember to inform info@aboaservices.fi in case you wish to change the presenting author.
Click here to submit your abstract


If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact info@aboaservices.fi and remember to quote your abstract reference number in any communication with us.

If you have any questions relating to the scientific content, please contact ebrs2020@utu.fi

Dates and deadlines

  • Abstract submission opens:
    7 January 2021
  • Abstract submission ends:
    15 February 2021
  • Notification of acceptance:
    15 March 2021


  • New Materials & Methods
  • Dietary & Conservation Ecology
  • Phylogenetics & Diseases
  • Population Genetics and Acoustic Ecology
  • Ecophysiology & Thermoregulation
  • Diversity & Distribution
  • Movement Ecology and Bats & Climate Change
  • Behavioral Ecology