Ohio Natural History Conference 2013

Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Natural History in the 21st Century and Beyond
Ohio Natural History Conference 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Ohio History Center, Ohio Historical Society
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43211
United States

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As we continue to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Ohio Biological Survey, we turn our eyes on the future.  The theme of the conference is "Natural History in the 21st Century and Beyond" and will focus on new technologies that supplement the collection of field data, identification of species, and the conservation of biodiversity.  We welcome Scott Loarie of Stanford University, co-creator of iNaturalist, as our Keynote Speaker who will address the question, "Can social networks save biodiversity?"  Other speakers include:  Andy Jones (Cleveland Museum of Natural History), Herman Mays (Cincinnati Museum Center), Kathy Smith (OSU Extension), Katrina Schultes (U.S. Forest Service), and August Froehlich (The Nature Conservancy).  Topics include:

-- The rise of the nature app
-- Great Lakes Early Detection Network
-- DNA barcoding and cataloging species
-- Natural history museums in the 21st Century
-- Bat surveys using acoustic monitoring
-- GIS as a tool for large-scale biodiversity conservation.

Plus posters, vendors, silent auction, and museum exhibits!

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Call for Poster Presentations

The Ohio Biological Survey (OBS) welcomes poster presentations on any aspect of natural history (e.g. biodiversity, biogeography, botany, field biology, systematics, taxonomy, zoology).  There will be a specific poster session at the conference where authors will have the opportunity to discuss their research with attendees.  If you would like to present a poster, please provide the following information in an email or as an attached Word file to info@ohiobiologicalsurvey.org by February 10.  (Please use “ONHC Poster Abstract” as the subject of the email.)

Required Information:
Abstract - No more than 250 words.
Biography - A brief biography for each author.

Contact Information

  • ~ Ohio Biological Survey ~
    Phone: 614-457-8787
    FAX:  614-457-6005

Payment Instructions

  • Early Registration Deadline:  February 16
    (Late and on-site registrations will increase by $5.)

    Note:  Lunch will be catered by MetroCuisine.  Boxed lunches can be purchased with your registration.  Attendees may also brown bag or buy lunch at a nearby eating establishment.

    -- If you are paying by check, after completing your registration, please make payable and mail to:

    Ohio Biological Survey
    P.O. Box 21370
    Columbus, OH 43221-0370.

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