February 18 – 20, 2020 at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Visitor Center and Theater, Copper Center, AK

The Copper River Basin Symposium is designed to facilitate
sharing knowledge and perspectives among federal and state agencies, Native
corporations, tribal councils, researchers, and community members. We hope to
foster collaborations and strengthen relationships for shared stewardship of the
Copper River Basin.

Topics Covered at Copper River Basin Symposium will include the following:

  • Riverine and aquatic ecology
  • Fisheries research and management
  • Wildlife research and management
  • Vegetation and landscape ecology
  • Geology, glaciology, permafrost, and hydrology
  • Climate Research and modeling
  • Ecological restoration
  • Environmental and social change
  • People of the Copper River Basin
  • Long-term datasets and observations
  • Traditional ecological knowledge of natural systems and environmental change
  • Human dimensions of natural resource use and management
  • Human history, archeology, and ethnography
  • Collaborative conservation and stewardship


Presenters are invited to present in one of three ways:

  • Presentation: Oral presentations (with or without accompanying slides) will be limited to 20 minutes, including 5 minutes for questions and answers. Presentations may also include videos if accompanied by commentary by presenter.
  • Poster: Posters will remain displayed throughout the conference with a 1 – 2 hour time slot designated for attendees to browse posters and ask questions.
  • Organized Sessions (panels or roundtable discussion): Organized sessions on specific topics or themes may be up to 1-hour long and should include 3-5 participants, a moderator / facilitator, and at least 15 minutes for audience questions and follow-up discussion. Panel discussions begin with a series of short presentations from participants, followed by audience questions and facilitated discussion. Roundtable discussions consist of a facilitated conversation among participants (i.e., without the series of short presentations), followed by audience questions and additional discussion.

Abstract Submission: 

Submit Abstracts no later than November 15, 2019 using the below guidelines. Email abstracts to


Abstract must include:

  • Type of presentation
  • Topic or theme
  • Title of presentation: descriptive title (25 words or less)
  • Author (or participant) names, full affiliation, mailing address, and email address: Specify which
    author/participant will be the contact person for correspondence, which will be the
    presenter(s), and which will be the moderator / facilitator if submission is for an organized
  • Abstract: Provide an abstract (250 words or less) that includes a clear statement of the problem
    or objectives to be addressed by your submission, a summary of the overall content, and a

Proposals should be sent by email to

Decision notifications will be sent no later than December 15, 2019.