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Yellowstone's Tenth Biennial Scientific Conference Will Focus on Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species Issues
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone’s Tenth Biennial Scientific Conference
Yellowstone National Park is inviting the public to learn more about their public lands and climate change by attending the Tenth Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The conference, “Questioning Greater Yellowstone’s Future: Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species,” will be held in the park at Mammoth Hot Springs, October 11–13, 2010.
Featured speakers at the conference include:
In addition, 47 papers and more than 20 posters will be presented by academic researchers and land managers from across the United States. The conference is open to the public, and registration is required.
Conference sponsors include the US Geological Survey, Biological Resources Discipline, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center; US Fish and Wildlife Service, Mountain Prairie-Region, Office of Landscape Conservation; Montana State University; Yellowstone Association; University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute; Rocky Mountains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit; University of Wyoming-National Park Service Research Center; Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee (National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service); Canon U.S.A., Inc., the Yellowstone Park Foundation, and the Greater Yellowstone Science Learning Center.
For more information, visit: http://www.greateryellowstonescience.org/gyesciconf2010, or call 307-344-2230.
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News Media Information: Some presentations take place in conjunction with meals served to registered conference participants. Individual day-of-event meal tickets may be available for purchase, depending on availability. Meals may be guaranteed by pre-registering and paying the appropriate registration fee.
Did You Know?
Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.