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11th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Greater Yellowstone in Transition: Linking Science and Decision Making

October 8–10, 2012 -- Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel -- Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


Announcements (updated October 30, 2012)
  • The Program Committee is planning a proceedings in the form of a Yellowstone Science issue to be published in summer 2013. The committee is not soliciting papers from authors at this time. Individual authors will be contacted if needed. Please stay tuned for more information.
  • More than 310 people attended the 11th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Thank you to everyone for making time to attend this event.
  • A final Conference Program including poster session assignments is available. Changes to Conference Program are also available.

  • Greater Yellowstone in Transition: Linking Science and Decision Making
    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.