Ohio Natural History Conference 2017

Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Promoting the Science of Natural History
Ohio Natural History Conference 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

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

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The Ohio Biological Survey is pleased to welcome Steve Madewell as this year's Keynote Speaker. Steve will be speaking on, "Ohio Park Districts: One Hundred Years of Conservation." Having served within three of Ohio's largest park districts, including his most recent turn as Director of Toledo Metroparks, he is well versed to talk about the past, present, and future of park systems. Steve is also an avid musician and uses his music to promote stewardship of natural resources. Steve is also a current member of the OBS Board of Trustees. We are excited that Steve will be sharing his knowledge with us at the conference. 

The conference will also feature a number of talks and thirty 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!


** 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 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:  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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