The Northeast Bat Working Group (NEBWG) is happy to continue the tradition of bringing together scientists, conservationists, educators, and enthusiasts to support and inform each other's work on behalf of bats. The annual meeting is a terrific opportunity to share research findings, interact with fellow professionals, and inspire new approaches for studying and conserving bats. We hope you'll attend! The 2022 conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown in NH from January 12-14, 2022. Please see below for information regarding presentations/posters and hotel reservations.

Presentations & Poster Information | Abstracts & Submission Instructions | Guidelines | Hotel Info | Event Schedule


NEBWG is soliciting abstracts for presentations and posters for our upcoming annual meeting in Manchester, NH. We invite presentations and posters addressing:

  • NABat

  • MOTUS-oriented studies

  • Bats & Bridges

  • Offshore wind impacts on bats

  • Bat population status

  • Bat biology, ecology, or behavior

  • Study methods

  • Conservation

Instructions for submittal of abstracts for oral presentations and posters are below. These meetings are an excellent opportunity to present research results and interact with professionals and students interested in bat conservation in the northeastern United States. We hope you will take the opportunity to attend, share your expertise or experience with bats. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you in January!

NEBWG 2022


Abstract submittal deadline is November 30, 2021. Authors will be selected and notified by December 7, 2021. Authors submitting abstracts must register for the conference at the same time (instructions for registration follow below). Abstracts should be < 300 words and include name, organization, and address of authors, title, study justification, objectives, brief methods, summarized
results, and discussion of results. Submit abstracts electronically in Microsoft Word format to Caroline Byrne at Please underline the name of the author that will be presenting the paper. Please indicate if the abstract is for an oral or poster presentation. A total of 15 minutes will be allotted for oral presentations, including time for answering questions. We may be able to accommodate longer presentations, so please write and inquire if you need more time.  All oral presentations must be on Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote or Adobe PDF. If you are using PowerPoint please be sure all photos, graphics, and videos are included in one folder with your presentation. Early submission of presentations via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Presentations brought to the meeting must be on a USB flash drive. Please follow the format guidelines below
when preparing your abstract (see example title below):


  • Title should be in all capital letters, bold, and centered at the top of the page.

  • Include names and current addresses of authors after the title.

  • Italicize addresses of authors.

  • Underline the name of the presenter.

  • Indicate student presenters with an asterisk (*).

  • Use 12-point Times New Roman font.

  • Use 1-inch margins on all sides.

  • Left Justify only.



Michael T. Mengak, Steven B. Castleberry, and W. Mark Ford. D. B. Warnell School of Forest
Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 (MTM, SBC); USDA Forest Service,
Northeastern Research Station, Parsons, WV 26287 (WMF)

(Oral Presentation)



Booking Link:
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
Group Name: Northeast Bat Working Group
Arrival Date: 2022-01-11
Departure Date: 2022-01-14

  • Should be no larger than 48 x 48 inches.

  • Should be readable from a distance of 2 meters.

  • Title should be capitalized with lettering at least 2 cm high (72 pt.).

  • Authors and institutional affiliations should be in upper- and lower-case lettering at least 11mm high (42 pt.).

  • Text lettering should be at least 5 mm high (18 pt.) with a line thickness of at least 1 mm.

  • Information should be well organized and concisely presented. Most posters include the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion,

  • Conclusions, Literature Cited.

  • Keep written text to a minimum. “Bullets” and short phrases are effective. Use no more than six illustrations (large graphs, flow charts, diagrams, and photographs). Keep captions and legends short and informative.


Meeting room rates are currently $124 (single/double occupancy) and $134 (triple occupancy). To book your reservation at the hotel, go to the Hilton Doubletree Downtown reservation site,  You can also call 603-625-1000 and mention NEBWG for the group rate. Rooms may be cancelled up to 72 hours before date of reservation without penalty. There is no charge for parking or hotel wifi. THIS IS A NON-SMOKING HOTEL - GUESTS WILL BE CHARGED A $300 SERVICE FEE FOR ANY SMOKING-RELATED CLEANING.


For presentation information and agenda items, please view the embedded event schedule below:

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