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. 


Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology Symposium 2021

Thursday, May 13th to Friday, May 14th



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 2021 RAFWE will be hosted entirely online! We will still have talks, a poster session, an auction, and a plenary speaker. Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide you with refreshments - those will be up to you to provide - but we will be hosting several student workshops!

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 5 pm PDT on April 23, 2021. Students 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. Please share details widely with collaborators and anyone else in your network, this conference is free and open to all (although only undergraduate and graduate students will present talks and posters). New this year, we will be having a talk session dedicated to non-research based talk! Come showcase your art, outreach, or ecology recreational activities that you'd like to share with this audience. Students may present a research-based talk or poster as well as a non-research-based one!


Thursday May 13, 2021 Schedule

Friday May 14, 2021 Schedule


11:00 AM - 1 PM
11:00 AM
10:00 - 12:00 PM


2:00 - 4:00 PM


9:00 - 11:00 AM


11:15 - 12:15 PM
12:30 - 2:30 PM


3:00 - 4:00 PM


5:00 - 6:00 PM



5:30 PM


Talk Session #1


Lunch Break/Workshop


Talk Session #2


Plenary Speaker


Live Auction and Social


Silent Auction Ends