11th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem


In the past 20 years since the first Biennial Scientific Conference, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has been in transition, from both an ecological and a management perspective. Since 1991, this conference series has been an important scientific venue for researchers and management partners with a shared interest in understanding the geologic, cultural, and biological resources of the region.

The 2012 biennial conference will bring together scientists, managers, and other decision makers to examine resource challenges in Greater Yellowstone from a variety of perspectives. The goals are to exchange science-based information relevant to management and to identify resource challenges that demand new research. We hope to (1) learn about new science discoveries that are informing management and policy decisions; (2) discuss how to establish targets or desired conditions as management endpoints; (3) examine current and possible future interactions between humans and the ecosystem; and (4) explore issues related to improving communication, information dissemination, and decision support. In order to build on the body of scientific knowledge shared during past conferences, this year’s event will focus on presentations and discussions that help define current resource challenges, identify scientific needs, and support establishing management priorities. We’d like managers at the conference to think, “That is how science is helping me do my job!” and researchers to recognize, “There are some great questions here that we can work together to answer!”

Information about the Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem series is available on the Greater Yellowstone Science Learning Center website: http://www.greateryellowstonescience.org/yellowstone/conference.

Announcements (updated June 28, 2012)

Registration is available. Early bird discounts will be available through September 14, 2012. Travel information is also available. US federal employees: This conference is approved by the Department of the Interior.
A tentative program is available.
Abstract authors (author 1) were notified of the program committee's decision on June 29, 2012. Please see Instructions for Authors for information about extended abstract guidelines, the extended abstract submission form, and presentation guidelines. Please email yell_conference@nps.gov with questions or concerns about your abstract.
Ian Dyson is confirmed as the Superintendent's International Lecture speaker.
Paul Schullery is confirmed as the Aubrey L. Haines Lecture speaker.
Estella B. Leopold is confirmed as the A. Starker Leopold Lecture speaker.

Address: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park, WY (get directions)
Contact Name: Emily Yost
Contact E-mail: yell_conference@nps.gov

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Oct 8, 2012 (All day) to Oct 10, 2012 (All day)