Biennial Scientific Conferences

Initiated in 1991, the Greater Yellowstone biennial scientific conference series encourages awareness and application of wide-ranging, high-caliber scientific work on the region's natural and cultural resources. With the active involvement of professional societies and other institutions, these conferences provide a much-needed forum for knowledge-sharing among hundreds of researchers, park managers, and the general public. They attract world-class speakers and are interdisciplinary by design.

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Upcoming Conference

15th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Expanding the Scope of Science Together: The Next 150 Years

Montana State University, May 15-18, 2022

Yellowstone's 150th birthday is a special occasion to reflect on the science and conservation accomplishments that have brought us to the present day, as well as a time to envision solutions for some of the grand challenges facing Greater Yellowstone's future. The 15th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is an opportunity to gather, share discoveries and ideas, find common ground, and examine different ways of understanding natural and cultural resources. Our goal is that this conference will emerge as the preeminent forum for bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia, state and federal agencies, non governmental organizations, and tribal communities to discuss scientific findings and management needs associated with the Greater Yellowstone region.

For more information visit the conference website.


Past Conferences

Copies of the conference proceedings may be available. For more information, please email us.

  • 2020 - Focus on the Geosciences (Cancelled due to Covid-19)
  • 2018 - Tracking the Human Footprint
  • 2016 - Building on the Past, Leading into the Future: Sustaining the GYE in the Coming Century
  • 2014 - Crossing Boundaries: Science, Management & Conservation in the Greater Yellowstone
  • 2012 - Greater Yellowstone in Transition: Linking Science and Decision Making
  • 2010 - Questioning Greater Yellowstone's Future: Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species
  • 2008 - The '88 Fires: Yellowstone and Beyond
  • 2005 - Greater Yellowstone Public Lands: A Century of Discovery, Hard Lessons, and Bright Prospects
  • 2003 - Beyond the Arch: Community and Conservation in Greater Yellowstone and East Africa
  • 2001 - Yellowstone Lake: Hotbed of Chaos or Reservoir of Resilience
  • 1999 - Exotic Organisms in Greater Yellowstone: Native Biodiversity Under Siege
  • 1997 - People and Place: The Human Experience in Greater Yellowstone
  • 1995 - Greater Yellowstone Predators: Ecology and Conservation in a Changing Landscape
  • 1993 - The Ecological Implications of Fire in Greater Yellowstone
  • 1991 - Plants and Their Environments

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Last updated: February 14, 2022

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