4th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Bern 2006


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We invite you to submit abstracts for talks and posters pertaining to all aspects of geosciences. Abstracts will be categorised following the indications given by the authors in the abstract submission form. The conveners of each session will organise oral and/or poster presentations depending on the numer of submissions and their relevance. Abstracts will be available from the SGM homepage free of charge. A printed version of the abstract volume will be distributed at the meeting and is included in registration fee. Please note that abstract submission does not replace the registration for the meeting. Each participant must register for the meeting.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically using the online abstract submission form and follow the instructions given below (these instructions can also be downloaded):

For questions related to abstract submission, please contact Pierre Dèzes (see contact)



The abstract submission deadline is September 1th 2006.



Abstracts should be submitted in English (EU not US). Authors who want to submit their abstracts in one of the Swiss languages should contact the convener or a member of the organising committee.


Abstract Size

Your abstract should not exceed 2 pages in the format of the model abstract including optional figures, captions and references. Please download the abstract model, modify it by pasting your text into it, and consider the following points when writing your abstract.



Please capitalise Names only.



Please list for each author in the following order: Family name, full first name, affiliation, address, e-mail address.



Use Arial 12, single spacing, italics and scientific notations according to standard international rules. Margins are given by the model abstract. The abstract file should be submitted in .rtf or .doc format. In addition, we recommend the submission of a .pdf file (text only) to enable us to check for correct reproduction of special characters.



Please put optional references at the end of the abstract text. The maximum of cited references should not exceed 5


In text citation

References should be made giving the author´s name with the year of publication.

Examples: (Laubscher 1973, 1975; Meyer 1930) or ....... as Trümpy (1969, Fig.2) stated.... When reference is made to a work by two authors «&» (without a comma before «&») should be used; by three or more authors, the first author followed by «et al.» is cited.


Reference list

The list of references has to be compiled alphabetically in the following standard manner:

Arthaud, F. & Matte P. 1975: Les décrochements tardi-hercyniens du sud ouest de l'Europe. Géometrie et essai de reconstruction des conditions de la déformation. Tectonophysics 25, 139–171.

Arthaud, F. 1977: Late Paleozoic strike-slip faulting in southern Europe and northern Africa: result of a right-lateral shear zone between the Appalachians and the Urals. Bull Geol. Soc. Amer. 88, 1305–1320.

Blüm, W. 1989: Faziesanalyse im Rotliegenden des Nordschweizer Permokarbon-Trogs (Hochrhein-Region zwischen Basel und Laufenburg). Eclogae geol. Helv. 82, 455–489.

James, N. 1983: Reef environment. In: Carbonate Depositional Environments (Ed. by Scholle, P.A., Bebout, D.G. & Moore, C.H.). Amer. Assoc. Petroleum Geol. 33, 346–440. Tables, drawings and photographs


Figures, Photographs and tables

We recommend to submit tables, drawings and photographs in pixelised form (e.g. .tif/ highest quality .jpg etc.) and only in grey-scale mode. Adobe Illustrator files are accepted for vectorised graphics and tables. Please make sure that you scale your illustration to printing size (maximum 25cm x 16cm). Please check that your figures and included text are readable at this size (avoid text smaller than 10pts). We recommend a resolution of 300 dpi for pictures, and a maximum resolution of 600dpi for graphics.

Symbols and patterns must be lettered directly (not coded by numbers!). Bar scales are preferred for photographs. Mention the name of the photographer or the source in the caption.



Please put captions to optional figures, tables or photographs next to these (see model abstract).


Naming Conventions

Please make sure that the file names are in the following form: surname_name (e.g. Hans Muster: muster_hans.doc, muster_hans1.jpg; muster_hans2.jpg etc.).