Abstract Submission

Papers will be presented and project designs will be explored, to develop pragmatic strategies necessary to combat the effects of artificial night lighting and poorly designed window openings upon the physiology, sensory ecology and activity partitioning (including community distributions) of birds. Architects and scientists will have the opportunity to save birds together! Please submit abstracts below for consideration under the following categories, or send via email to abstractsubmission@zoolighting.org with the heading SBBSymposiumAbstract:(category)(project title).

Schedule:

The Deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 April 2014, with return notification to be given by 1 May 2015.
Full presentations and projects will be expected by 15 May, 2015.
ALL ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS WILL BE OFFERED THE “EARLY BIRD” REGISTRATION RATE, REGARDLESS OF SUCCESS.

Categories:

Physiology Sensory EcologyActivity PartitioningArchitecture

1. Physiology - Successful Abstracts within this Category will consider the role of light and light cycles upon the biology of the functions of living organisms and their parts, specifically birds and bird species. These will be presented on 19 May 2015, and gathered in the Proceedings for Publication.

2. Sensory Ecology - Successful Abstracts within this Category will consider the role of light in the spatial mapping, environmental information gathering/processing and navigation of birds and individual bird species. Successful Papers will be presented on 20 May, 2015, and gathered in the Proceedings for Publication.

3. Activity Partitioning / Distribution - Successful Abstracts within this Category will consider the role of light and light cycles in the ecological distribution of birds, both in time and space. Succcessful abstracts might include papers on migration, ecological niche partitioning or activity budgeting within a given ecosystem. Successful Papers will be presented on 21 May 2015, and gathered in the Proceedings for Publication.

4. Architectural Histories/Theories - Successful abstracts in Architectural History/Theories are requested, for presentation throughout the Conference and publication in the Proceedings. Submissions might consider relationships of birds within architectural cultures and theories, analogies of bird-related design (for example Aristophanes, Pliny, Stuart and Revitt… (not limited to the Greco-Roman tradition)), case studies (Aviaries, bird-houses), or relationships of biodiversity to architecture in general. 

5. Architectural Projects - ‘War on Glass’ Competition The Symposium requests design projects for presentation in conjunction with the ‘Save a Billion Birds!™ War on Glass Competition. Architects and architectural designers may submit design projects, executed or hypothetical, that eschew the use of transparent and reflective glass in toto and yet still achieve appropriate daylighting and a ‘successful' aesthetic. Submissions may provide case studies in creative ways to deploy bird-friendly design in urban planning, architecture, building component design (nest boxes, windows and screens, for example), or demonstrate compliance of completed projects with current Bird-friendly Guidelines.

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