Ohio Natural History Conference 2016

Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Promoting the Science of Natural History
Ohio Natural History Conference 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016 8:30 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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PictureThe Ohio Biological Survey is pleased to welcome Guy Denny as this year's Keynote Speaker. Guy is an interpretive naturalist, writer and photographer who has served as Chief of the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, Executive Director of the Ohio Biological Survey, Vice President of the Ohio Environmental Council, Secretary/Treasurer of the Outdoor Writers of Ohio, Advisory Board member of The Trust for Public Lands (Ohio), and as Trustee for several other Ohio conservation organizations. Among other things, Guy authored the "Bogs and Fens" section in Ohio’s Natural Heritage, published by the Ohio Academy of Science. Guy is well-known throughout the region for his knowledge of Ohio's natural history and we are excited that he will be sharing with us at the conference. 

The conference will also feature numerous talks and posters discussing research efforts in all aspects of natural history including biodiversity, biogeography, conservation, field biology, systematics, and taxonomy. In addition, there will be vendors and museum exhibits!


Talks Include:
The Natural History of Ohio
Forest Composition and Amphibian Communities
The "Science" in Citizen Science
Periodical Cicadas
Rough Green Snakes
Deer, Honeysuckle, and Soil Invertebrates
The Ants of Ohio
Red-eared Slider Management
Habitat Fragmentation and Cerulean Warblers
Spider Communities After a Tornado
Plant Materials Production in the Oak Openings Region

Call for Presentations
The Ohio Biological Survey (OBS) welcomes paper and poster presentations on any aspect of natural history (e.g. biodiversity, biogeography, botany, conservation, field biology, systematics, taxonomy, zoology).  Papers (oral talks) will be allotted 20 minutes.  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 paper or a poster, please provide the following information in an email as an attached Word or RTF file to gsmith@ohiobiologicalsurvey.org by February 1 for papers and February 14 for posters.  (Please use “Ohio Natural History Conference Presentation” as the subject of the email.)

Required Information:
Oral Talk or Poster
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 21
    (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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