"Reducing the Gap Between Science and Public Opinion"

Abstract submission deadline: April 1, 2020

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Abstracts are limited to 2000 characters (including spaces), which is typically about 300 words. Please submit your abstracts online using the above link.

Wild Trout XIII offers a unique forum for professionals and anglers to interact, and where participants are exposed to the latest wild trout science, technology and philosophies. This conference will equip participants to better manage, preserve, and restore these significant but threatened resources.

The symposium plenary session will explore the gap between fisheries science and the opinions of the angling public. While public opinion is often based on knowledge of the latest fisheries science, that is not always the case, placing management decisions in the gap between science and the desires of anglers. The plenary speakers will discuss ways to reduce that gap, from scientific, management, and conservation perspectives.

The following topics are of particular interest to the organizing committee and may be developed as entire sessions, given sufficient interest. We especially encourage submissions on the first two topics, to further the discussion of ideas presented by the plenary speakers. However, presentations on all aspects of wild trout research, management, conservation, education, and recreation are welcome and will be considered in the call for papers.

Proposed session topics:

Additional session topics will be added based on the papers that are submitted. Presentations will be accepted in oral or poster format. Please note the authors who are selected for oral presentations at the symposium must submit a complete manuscript ready for Symposium Proceedings publication by August 1, 2020. Successful applicants will receive further information upon acceptance of their paper. We anticipate providing notification to authors by the third week of May.

Authors are asked to consult the Publication FAQ for guidelines for abstract, poster, and manuscript preparation.

For additional information and inquiries, contact the Program Committee Co-chairs:

Dave Kazyak
U.S. Geological Survey Leetown Science Center Aquatic Ecology Branch
Tele: (304) 724-4577
Email: program@wildtroutsymposium.com

Rob Van Kirk
Henry's Fork Foundation
Tele: (208) 652-3567
Email: program@wildtroutsymposium.com