The Research Advances in Fisheries Wildlife and Ecology Symposium (RAFWE) showcases research, extension, and outreach activities conducted by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, related departments at OSU and other colleges and universities, and state and federal agencies. 


* RAFWE 2021 details have not yet been planned, but mark your calendars for May 13th and 14th, and this website will be updated as we know more. Until then, anything on this website pertains to RAFWE 2020, our 17th annual and first virtual one. *


Are you a person interested in fisheries, wildlife, ecological sciences? Well then this event may just be for you! RAFWE is an annual event hosted by the Oregon State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Association. While the event is usually hosted in person, due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, our 2020 RAFWE will be hosted entirely online! We will still have talks, a poster session, an auction, plenary speaker, and workshop. Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide you with refreshments - those will be up to you to provide - but we will be including an all new networking event this year!

If you are interested in participating by attending, please see the right sidebar for registration details. If you are interested in participating as a presenter (poster or talk) please see the right sidebar for more details! We will be accepting abstract submissions until midnight on May 10, 2020. Researchers at all stages (proposed work, work in progress, completed work) are encouraged to present. Since we know you don't want to spend 10 hours on Zoom all at once, we are hosting the event over two days. This allows us to bring you even more good stuff like a R-Spatial Analysis workshop, a Networking event and even a live auction!


Thursday May 28, 2020 Schedule

Friday May 29, 2020 Schedule


11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


9:00 AM - 11:15 AM


12:15 AM - 2:30 PM


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


5:30 PM


Talk Session #1


Talk Session #2


Plenary Speaker


Live Auction and Social


Silent Auction Ends

Stay Tuned for more on VIRTUAL RAFWE 2021, to be held May 13th and 14th!

Amy Cordalis, General Counsel for the Yurok Tribe, has agreed to give our plenary talk!

Be sure to mark your calendars! More information will be posted as it is available!