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Tenth Biennial Scientific Conference

10th Biennial Scientific Conference

10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Questioning Greater Yellowstone's Future: Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species

October 11-13, 2010
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The goal of this conference is to generate discussion on changes in three external drivers-climate, land use, and invasive species-that could dramatically alter Greater Yellowstone's public and private lands. This conference offers participants an opportunity to help shape this region's future regarding key issues such as:

• How is the Greater Yellowstone climate likely to change in the near future and how do climate projections compare with historical patterns?

• What ecological changes are underway as a result of changing climate and land use, and what will be the consequences for human and natural systems?

• In what ways do increasing demands on public and private lands threaten a sustainable future?

• Which nonnative species pose the greatest threat for the region and what are some of the anticipated environmental, social, economic, and human-health consequences of invasive species?

• What new administrative, technological, and scientific tools and strategies are required to address the challenges of changing climate and land use and the threats from invasive species?

For more information, please visit the conference website.

Conference Proceedings (12 MB pdf)

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

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.