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Call for Abstracts Announced for 11th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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Date: March 13, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2012              12-013

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Call for Abstracts Announced for 11th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Abstract submissions for the 11th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be accepted March 15 - May 15, 2012.

This year's conference theme is "Greater Yellowstone in Transition: Linking Science and Decision Making." It will be held October 8 - 10, 2012, in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming. The conference will bring together scientists, managers and other decision makers to examine resource challenges throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) 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.

The program committee consists of representatives throughout the GYE from Yellowstone National Park, Montana State University, The University of Montana, Montana Institute on Ecosystems, Wildlife Conservation Society, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, USGS Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at The University of Wyoming, Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee, Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative and the National Park Service-Rocky Mountains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit.

The conference series, initiated in 1991, encourages awareness and application of wide-ranging, high-caliber scientific work on the region's natural and cultural resources. It provides a forum for knowledge sharing among hundreds of researchers, park managers and the general public.

The proceedings from the 10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, "Questioning Greater Yellowstone's Future: Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species," are now available at http://www.greateryellowstonescience.org/gyesciconf/proceedings_full. Hard copies are available upon request.

Conference registration will begin June 1, 2012.

For additional information, to submit an abstract, or to subscribe to the conference mailing list, visit http://gyesciconf.greateryellowstonescience.org/. Conference staff may be reached at yell_conference@nps.gov or by phone at 307-344-7123.

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