RAFWE 2019

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.

The next RAFWE will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus, Corvallis, OR. Be sure to mark your calendars, and register 

Questions? Want additional information about RAFWE? Please contact Eric Wade or Jackie Delie. Thanks! 

Plenary Speaker

This year our plenary speaker will be Dr. Samuel Wasser

Dr. Samuel Wasser holds the endowed chair in Conservation Biology at the University of Washington, where he is a Professor in the Department of Biology and Director of the Center for Conservation Biology. He is acknowledged worldwide for developing noninvasive tools for monitoring human impacts on wildlife. Fondly named the “Guru of Dudu”, Professor Wasser pioneered methods to measure the abundance, distribution and physiological condition of wildlife from their feces, relying on detection dogs to locate these samples over large wilderness areas. He uses these methods to address diverse conservation questions including impacts of poaching, oil development or overfishing on the well-being of multiple endangered wildlife populations. 

More details will be coming soon!

Oral Presentations, Speed Talks, and Posters

The focus of RAFWE is to provide graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to present their research to their peers and faculty in a student-run symposium. Faculty and professionals in research fields are also encouraged to participate. 

Oral Presentations are 15 minutes in length; there are 12 minutes for the presentation followed by three minutes for questions. Oral presentations will be given in the morning and early afternoon in the LaSells Stewart Center.

Speed Talks are short, 4 minutes in length, with automatically advancing slides, followed by 1 minute for questions. Speed talks will be given in the afternoon in the LaSells Stewart Center.

Posters: A formal poster session will be held in the evening. Please plan for one hour of attendance at your poster to answer questions. Posters should be set up in the afternoon at approximately 2 pm and retrieved by the end of the symposium or poster session. At least one poster dimension should be 36", and maximum poster dimensions are 36" x 44".

Abstract Submissions for oral presentations and posters may be submitted by students and faculty at OSU, other colleges and universities, employees of state and federal agencies, and professionals associated with non-governmental organizations. Abstracts should be 250 words or less. Abstract submission due date will be announced soon.


Lunch is catered by Oregon State University, with vegan/vegetarian and now a gluten free option.

Evening hors d'oeuvres will be served, as well as non-alcoholic refreshments. Free keg of beer provided while supplies last. Additional beer and wine will be available for purchase. Catering by Oregon State University.

Metered parking for the LaSells Stweart Center is available in the Reser Stadium lot. More information about parking can be found on the OSU Transportation Website

RAFWE Social and Auction

The evening social and silent auctions are located at the LeSells Stewart Center directly after the poster session.

Funds from the silent auction are used to support future RAFWE symposiums.