Ohio Natural History Conference 2017 (modified)

Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Natural History of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau 
Ohio Natural History Conference 2017 (modified)
Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
(216) 231-4600
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
United States

Map and Directions
2018 Conference Host: 
Cleveland Museum of Natural Histor


The Ohio Biological Survey is pleased to welcome Martin Kalfatovic as this year's Keynote Speaker. Martin works for The Smithsonian as the Assistant Director, Digital Services Division and Program Director, Biodiversity Heritage Library
https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ Ohio Biological Survey has recently contributed our Biological Survey Notes to BHL’s Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature.  Martin is going to introduce the Biodiversity Heritage Library, the role it plays in preserving historical biodiversity records as digital resources, and share some stories from Ohio’s contribution.

The conference will also feature a number of talks that highlight the unique natural history of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau.  In addition, there will be vendors and museum exhibits!

AGENDA (pending)

** Call for Presentations **
Limited space is available for oral talks this year and priority will be given to those that contribute to this years Conference theme (Natural History of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau).  Papers (oral talks) will be allotted 20 minutes.
The Ohio Biological Survey (OBS) welcomes any poster presentations on any aspect of natural history (e.g. biodiversity, biogeography, botany, conservation, 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, please provide the following information in an email as an attached Word or RTF file to chausman@ohiobiologicalsurvey.org by February 15.  (Please use “Ohio Natural History Conference Presentation” as the subject of the email.)

Required Information:
Oral Talk or Poster
Title of Paper 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 20
    (Late and on-site registrations will increase by $5.)

    Note:  Boxed lunches can be purchased with your registration.  Attendees may purchase lunch at the CMNH Exploration Café or at a number nearby eating establishments within walking distance.

    -- 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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