10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the GYE


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 was 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 offered 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?


Deadline for submitting papers for the proceedings is November 24, 2010. It will be produced by the University of Wyoming in cooperation with the Yellowstone Center for Resources and should be published within a year both in print and online. It will include full papers and transcriptions of the keynote talks. Guidelines can be found at the link above.

Updated 10/19/2010