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.


Upcoming Conference

Focus on the Geosciences

May 4-6, 2020
Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming in Yellowstone National Park

This gathering has been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 virus. The conference sponsors are exploring options for an alternative date in the fall of 2020.

For additional information, visit the conference website.


Past Conferences

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

  • 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

Last updated: March 18, 2020

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