||Sea Turtle Biology
Posters will be displayed in the symposium presentation area. This is an outdoor area so the poster needs to be a single entity rather than several pieces of paper or card.The posters will be suspended on a mobile structures so they need to be robust. We recommend the posters be laminated to tolerate dew and humidity.
The maximum area available for each poster is that of an A0 Sheet (841 x 1189 mm). Posters over this size will be difficult to accommodate. Should your poster be larger than the maximum size it may need to be relocated elsewhere in the Territory Wildlife Park. Please contact the Planning Committee should you have questions regarding the size of your poster.
The preferred language is English. Should you wish to use a language other than English, please provide an English translation of the text on your poster including the Abstract and explanation / description or caption of each figure. Where ever possible authors should produce their posters in well-written English.
Guidelines and Suggestions
The title of the Poster should be short but descriptive. The font size should be large enough to be read easily at a distance of 3 m. A font size of 72 point ( 25.4 mm) is suggested.
The main text of the poster should be large enough to be read at a distance of 1 m. A font size of 18 to 24 point ( 6 to 8 mm) is recommended. Text associated with acknowledgements and references should be smaller, but not smaller than 14 point (5 mm).
Figures should be used to illustrate key features of the poster such as methods and results rather than long descriptions. all test within figures and graphs should be large enough to be read at a distance of 1 m. Use graphs or charts instead to tables to convey the information so the reader gains the information "at a glance". Use error bars to display the deviation about means and arrows to highlight specific details of images.
Stick to the topic of the title. Avoid superfluous information. Too little information is better than too much information but enough information is just right!
Write your poster for a general audience. The symposium will be attended by people with very different backgrounds. Readers of your poster should be able to gain why you did the study, how you did it, and what was the result, in a just a few minutes.
Organise your poster into sections and arrange those sections in a easy to follow, logical manner. The reader should gain the flow in the poster and be able to relate to the figures and diagrams without loosing their concentration or the thread of the presentation. Remember to keep it simple!