How to Submit KOS Paper Abstracts
The KOS fall meeting traditionally features papers given by
scientists, students, and birders. The Fall 2019 Meeting will be held in
Wichita at the Sedgwick County Zoo, October 4 - 6, 2019. Paper presentations
are on Saturday, October 5 at the Cargill Learning Center at the Sedgwick County
Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Boulevard, Wichita, KS.
To submit an abstract: Include the title of the presentation, the list of authors (use an asterisk to indicate the speaker), the institutional affiliation of the authors (if applicable), and a brief abstract of up to 250 words. Abstracts will be printed in the KOS meeting program. When you submit the abstract, please provide the following additional pieces of information:
1) The multimedia equipment you will need (computer and projector are provided);
2) Papers will be 15 min, including questions. If you need a shorter or longer time slot, please let Jenn Rader know;
3) Whether you are eligible and would like to be considered for a student presentation award. If so, what stage of program (undergraduate, MS, or Ph.D.).
4) Full and complete mailing address including zip code
5) Students having abstracts accepted for presentation MUST register for the meeting. Registration fee is waived for all students but you MUST register.
Paper abstracts are due by September 27; please send in MS Word to Jenn Rader at email@example.com. In the subject line of the e-mail, please indicate the meeting and give your surname: "KOS 2019: Jones."
Interspecific competition with wildcats limits populations of jay-hawks in northeast Kansas.
Willie T. Wildcat (*), Division of Biology, Kansas State University.
Ongoing declines in autumn populations of jay-hawks (Cyanorufa chalkii) are a topic of conservation concern in Kansas. To assess the role of interspecific competition with wildcats (Felis purpula) as a factor contributing to observed population trends, I conducted three-hour observation bouts of captive animals in large enclosed arenas. In competition trials, jay-hawks demonstrated a strong aversion to environments saturated with royal purple. Thus, interspecific competition from wild felids may be a limiting factor that controls foraging and reproductive success of jay-hawk populations in the state of Kansas. Effective conservation strategies for jay-hawks should include keeping cats indoors.
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updated November 25, 2018 - ceo