Abstract Submission

The booking system is now closed as we have reached the capacity of the venue. However, if you would like to be put onto the waiting list, please get in touch with the organisers: [email protected].

Please let us know as soon as possible if you have not yet registered but were intending to submit an abstract.



Abstracts for platform presentations and posters should be no more than 250 words, and not include references. The deadline for submitting your abstract is Friday 28th February 2020. You will be notified if you have been successful or not by Monday 16th March 2020. Presentations slots will be 20 minutes; 15 minutes for the talk, and five minutes for questions.

Submit your abstract by email to [email protected]

We will confirm your submission when it has been added to the database. Please note that by submitting an abstract you are agreeing to abide by the MRC2020 Code of Conduct.

If your oral or poster abstract is accepted, you will receive an email notification, including guidance for the oral presentation format, the poster size, etc.

Session Themes

The conference will have several sessions across the two days. Proposed
themes for these sessions are outlined below, however we welcome
abstracts covering all aspects of marine reptiles, whether they slot
into the following themes or not.

  • Recent Discoveries
  • Fieldwork, conservation, and preparation projects
  • The origins of Mesozoic marine reptiles
  • Taxonomy of fossil marine reptiles
  • Faunas of the Kimmeridge Clay
  • Diet, foodwebs, and predation
  • Extant marine reptiles as analogues: The physiology and diets of today’s
    marine reptiles
  • Fleshing out the bones: Palaeoart (2D and 3D)