Call for Papers - Second Call, Feb. 28, 2011

Quail VII: Seventh National Quail Symposium
Announcement and First Call for Papers

Extraordinary incentive: A guided Arizona quail hunt will be drawn for one registrant who meets all deadlines and completes the conference (i.e., if your abstract is submitted on time, and accepted, and your manuscript is submitted on time in acceptable condition, and you complete the conference, you have one chance in a random drawing for a guided hunt).

For complete details about the call for papers announcment, requirements, guidelines, and an example download the PDF here.


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 March 2011

  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 21 April 2011

  • Manuscript Submission Deadline: 1 November 2011

  • PowerPoint Submission Deadline: 20 December 2011

  • Presentations: 10-11 January 2012

  • Proceedings Published: January 2013

For information about papers and posters, contact:

Thomas V. Dailey, Ph.D.
Assistant Coordinator/Science Coordinator
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
1110 S. College Ave.
Columbia, MO 65201
E-mail: tdailey_NBCI@utk.edu
Telephone: 573-882-9909, ext. 3278
Fax: 573-882-4517

The technical program will include: invited papers, contributed full papers (oral presentations of peer-reviewed manuscripts to be published in the Quail VII Proceedings), oral presentations of unpublished studies (limited to space available on the program) and posters. To the extent possible, submissions not selected for publication in the proceedings (full contributed paper) will be considered for oral presentations and/or poster presentations.

Oral presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes, with 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Oral presentation media are limited to Microsoft PowerPoint, and must be submitted by December 20, 2011.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for consideration as full papers, posters and non-manuscript oral presentations is March 31, 2011. Submit as a WORD document attachment in an email to Tom Dailey, tdailey_NBCI@utk.edu (telephone 573-882-9909, x3278).

Abstract Evaluation
A proceedings committee representing bobwhite and western quail will review abstracts.

All presenters must register and pay the appropriate conference registration fee.

Follow the example below per these instructions*:

  1. Times New Roman 12 pt font; 1-inch margins; single space abstract.
  2. Limit title to 255 characters. Do not include scientific names in the title. Do not abbreviate place names (e.g., state or country) in the title.
  3. List authors, affiliations and addresses; if there is >1 author, underline presenting author; provide email address and phone number for corresponding author.
  4. Abstract is limited to 250 words, and should include a statement of objectives, brief description of methods, principal results and conclusions.
  5. Include scientific names, italicized, in the abstract and keywords. Do not include title or author information in the abstract.
  6. After the abstract paragraph, place key words flush left with the left margin.
  7. After the Keywords, designate whether you want your submission to be considered as full paper only; prefer full paper, but will consider oral paper or poster; oral paper only; poster.

* Submission example adapted from Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1319-1325.

Separating Components of the Detection Process With Combined Methods: An Example With Northern Bobwhite

Jason D. Riddle 1,2a, Stephen J. Stanislav b, Kenneth H. Pollock c, Christopher E. Moormand, and Fern S. Perkins e

a) Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7646, USA

b) Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8203, USA

c) Department of Biology, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7617, Raleigh, NC 27695-7617, USA

d) Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Program, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7646, USA

e) Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32027, 572 Rivers Street, Boone, NC 28608-2027, USA

1)E-mail: Jason.Riddle@uwxsxp.edu; Telephone: 505-368-1234

2)Present address: College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481, USA


There are various methods of estimating detection probabilities for avian point counts. Distance and multiple-observer methods require the sometimes unlikely assumption that all birds in the population are available (i.e., sing or are visible) during a count, but the time-of-detection method allows for the possibility that some birds are unavailable during the count. We combined the dependent double-observer method with the time-of-detection method and obtained field-based estimates of the components of detection probability for northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). Our approach was a special case of Pollock's robust capture–recapture design where the probability that a bird does not sing is analogous to the probability that an animal is a temporary emigrant. Top models indicated that observers' detection probabilities were similar (0.78–0.84) if bobwhite were available, but bobwhite only had an approximately 0.61 probability of being available during a 2.5-minute sampling interval. Additionally, observers' detection probabilities increased substantially after the initial encounter with an individual bobwhite (analogous to a trap-happy response on the part of the observer). A simulated data set revealed that the combined method was precise when availability and detection given availability were substantially lower. Combined methods approaches can provide critical information for researchers and land managers to make decisions regarding survey length and personnel requirements for point-count–based surveys.

Key words: availability process, Colinus virginianus, dependent double-observer method, detection probability, North Carolina, northern bobwhite, perception process, point counts, Pollock's Robust Design, time-of-detection method

Consider for full paper only

Note: Due to website formatting limitations, see official PDF announcement for proper footnote and citation formatting.




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Travel Info

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National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

Arizona Game and Fish Department

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