Where is Big Sky, Montana?
Big Sky Resort is located in Big Sky, Montana just 40 miles / 64 kilometers from Bozeman, Montana; home of Montana State University. Big Sky is located in Southwestern Montana in the Rocky Mountains – a spectacular setting any time of the year.
How do I get there?
Upon arrival in Bozeman, Montana, serviced by the Gallatin Field Airport (BZN), you will need to travel to Big Sky, Montana. The airport is 50 miles / 80 kilometers from Big Sky Resort (Huntley Lodge), where the conference will be held. Conference attendees are responsible for transportation to the conference site either by rental car or shuttle bus. Rental cars are available at the airport, and shuttle bus bookings are available on the registration page of the conference website
How much does it cost?
When may I register?
Registration is currently open. Please register as soon as possible. DEADLINES: A late fee of $50 will be added as of August 1, 2011. Full refunds will be offered until June 1, 2011. A $25 cancellation fee will be applied after June 1, 2011. No refunds after August 12. Abstract deadline passed. Late abstract submissions will be accepted June 2nd - August 1st and will be loosely inserted into the abstract book. The late abstract submission handling fee is $50 and is non-refundable.
Who should attend the 11th International Thrmophiles Conference?
Those involved in the community of research and applied science in all aspects of microorganisms living at high temperatures:
- Evolution and the origin of life
- Diversity and ecology
- Genomics and metagenomics
- Genetic Mechanisms
- Environmental adaptations
- Physiology and metabolism
- Molecular biology and biochemistry
Where should I turn with questions?
Heather Rauser, Conference Coordinator
Mailing address: PO Box 173142
Bozeman, MT 59714-3142
605 Leon Johnson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana, USA
Can sampling or field research be conducted at Yellowstone National Park?
We understand that many of you wish to visit Yellowstone National Park for sampling purposes. However, due to restrictions enforced by Yellowstone Park, concerns for the safety of our Thermophiles 2011 guests, and the volume of researchers attending this conference, the tour of Yellowstone National Park organized by the Thermophiles 2011 conference will NOT be a trip to conduct sampling or field research. Research in Yellowstone is strictly managed by the National Park Service and research permits are required to conduct research or collect samples in the Park.
This guided trip to Yellowstone will be lead by members of Montana State University’s Thermal Biology Institute and will include visits to some of the most interesting thermal features of Yellowstone. We will also share Yellowstone’s rich history and provide an opportunity to view the awesome geography as well as the remarkable wildlife thriving in the Park.
We ask that you acknowledge and respect the guidelines, rules and dangers of YNP. The NO SAMPLING rule will be strictly enforced and YNP officials will be notified of any members of this tour refusing to obey these rules.
If you wish to conduct research or perform sampling in Yellowstone National Park, you must obtain a research permit from the National Park Service. The process for obtaining a permit is the submittal of an application, study proposal, and peer reviews to the Park Service for consideration.
To learn more about the application and permitting process, please visit http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/howtoapply.htm . This website provides contact information to get you started on the permitting process.
Please visit the following website to learn more about the regulations
and guidelines enforced by YNP officials http://www.yellowstoneparknet.com/national_park_service/thermal_dangers.php