It’s that time once again: Yellowstone has put out the call for abstracts for its Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
According to a Yellowstone press release, the 14th Biennial Scientific Conference is scheduled for September 11-14 in Big Sky, Montana.
Abstracts will be accepted until April 30, 2018. Registration for the conference will stay open until it fills. From the press release:
Since 1991 the Biennial Scientific Conference has brought together scientists, students, academics, land managers, and the general public to build relationships and protect treasured public lands for future generations. This year’s conference theme, Tracking the Human Footprint, focuses on the human experience and the role scientific research and communication will play in shaping future management of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Conference presentations will be grouped around topics like human and wildlife movement patterns, cultural resources protection and education, ecosystem economics and tourism, communication and outreach, ecosystem stressors and ecological restoration, partnerships and collaboration, as well as recreation and the urban interface. Environmental economist Dr. Ray Rasker will deliver the keynote address.
Other speakers on the docket include scientist/conservationist Dr. Jodi Hilty (Superintendents’ International Lecture), conservation biologist Dr. Joel Berger (A. Starker Leopold Lecture) and fire expert Stephen J. Pyne (Aubrey L. Haines Lecture).
You can register for the conference here. For more questions about the conference, please call Yellowstone staff at 307-344-2260.
The last Scientific Conference happened in 2016 at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, with a focus on learning from the past and anticipating the future of the GYE. Author David Quammen delivered the keynote speech.