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Abstract Submission




Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee with attention to conference theme, fit with session topics, quality of work, quality of abstract, and the abstract's fit with the length requirements. 

1. The abstract must be no longer than 500 words. This includes any title or section dividers. Please submit as a PDF. 

2. Please indicate a first and second choice of session topic (see below) if applicable. 

3. The suggested format is to have three sections: Background/Questions, Methods, Results/Conclusions. 

4. Only lead authors can submit an abstract. 

5. Please include your name, email address, and phone in the header of the document. 

Overarching Themes for the Call for Papers: 


  1. How has science over the past 60+ years contributed to the condition of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem?

  2. How can data, innovative methods, new technologies, and partnerships better inform large landscape management?

  3. How are resources, infrastructure, and operations vulnerable to climate change, and what tools are available to managers to reduce impacts?

  4. How does indigenous knowledge and cultural and historical knowledge improve large landscape management?

  5. How is changing visitation and growth in GYE communities impacting resources and public land management?

  6. How have communications, education, and engagement been effective or could be effective as a catalyst for stewardship?

The program committee invites abstracts concerning these session topics relevant to the GYE:


  1. Ecosystem Resiliency

  2. Indigenous Knowledge

  3. Cultural and Historical Knowledge

  4. Wildland Fire, Drought, and Climate Change Adaptation

  5. Human Dimensions - Impacts of Changing Visitation and Human Use

  6. Invasive Species and Disease

  7. Native Fish and Wildlife Status, Trends, and Habitat Needs

  8. Conserving Native Plant Communities

  9. Clean Air and Water as Ecosystem Services

  10. Greater Yellowstone’s Dynamic Geology

  11. Resource Data and Assessments

  12. Boundaries: Political, Ecological, Economic, & Cultural Dimensions of Decision Making

  13. Partnerships to Achieve Transboundary Goals

  14. Emerging Technologies


Presentations will be 15 minutes in length. A moderated question and answer session will follow each block of presentations. We will provide a projector, screen, and laptop. Posters will be displayed at the conference site. A reception with an opportunity to ask questions of poster presenters will take place on the opening evening of the conference.


Both presentations and posters will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Theme – How well does your abstract support the conference theme?

  2. Originality – Abstracts containing significant new findings or presenting new approaches will be given higher scores than those that describe updates, modifications to older findings, or routine applications of well-established methods.

  3. Quality – Abstracts should reflect well thought-out studies incorporating high standards including robust research methods, application of the best available science and theory, and/or add to an improved understanding of the GYE through lessons learned.

  4. Importance – Abstracts should address the importance of the topic in terms of advancing our understanding of the sciences, conservation, communication tools, and management challenges of the GYE.

  5. Presentation – A brief, clearly written, and engaging abstract should follow a logical order, be easy to understand, and inspire the reviewer to want to know more.

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