FEBRUARY 15 - 18, 2021
These will highlight research findings in 8-10 minute talks. These presentations will need to be recorded and submitted as a video file.
A summary of findings that a viewer can read and understand in just a few minutes. There are a variety ways to virtually display content.
These on-the-ground 8-10 minute field finding videos will feature projects being conducted out on the range.
Like past SRM Annual Meetings, the 2021 meeting will be filled with scientific talks and posters to inform attendees of the newest information on rangeland ecology and management. However, in the virtual meeting, talks will become videos (i.e., *.mp4 files) and posters will become images (i.e., *.pdf files). Video talks and posters will be grouped into 16 different session-themes like Invasive Species, Measuring & Monitoring Ecosystems, Ecosystem Restoration, and Rangeland Fire. Attendees will enter a topic session, view titles, read abstracts, click on video talks or posters, and be able to text questions or set up video chats with authors.
During the meeting, authors will be asked to be logged in and be ready to answer questions at a specified time (10:30 am – 12:15 pm MST; 1 hour & 45 minutes) on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Authors will not need to sit in a virtual room waiting for questions during this time. Once logged into the meeting, as an author, you can be viewing information anywhere in the meeting, you just need to be available to receive a text message (via the meeting platform) to answer a question or strike up a conversation with people viewing your talk or poster. The text messages are provided by the meeting platform and authors and attendees will not need a separate app or program. Video talks and posters will be available for viewing throughout the meeting and participants will be able to revisit the meeting and view talks or posters for years into the future.
This year video presentations will take the place of in-person technical and scientific talks that usually occur in concurrent sessions.
Online posters are similar to those created for an in-person conference.
In this virtual meeting we invite members to share their experiences in a video. These will be videos taken in the field as a virtual tour with participants talking and not just a PowerPoint-style presentation. Videos can be taken using a SmartPhone or other video recording equipment. There is free video editing software available to cut pieces out, join clips together, include some transitions between clips, and overlay short pieces of text (e.g., title slide).
In order to minimize issues with file uploading or viewing, files should be no larger than 500 MB. Reduce file size to a maximum of 500 MB using various tools:
In PowerPoint, file size can be reduced by compressing images:
Oxford Abstract submission number_Last name (number, underscore, and letter characters only)
Upload your *.MP4, *PDF files
Please Note: Deadline – Poster and Pre-recorded presentation files are to be submitted by Feb 1, 2021.
To Submit your files, upload the files using this form: Submit SRM file form
Contact: Lisa Raatz, email@example.com