Ohio Natural History Conference 2018

Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Natural History of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau 
Ohio Natural History Conference 2018
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

Keynote Address: 

Expanding Access for the Local and Global: Increasing Access & Empowering Global Biodiversity Research through the Biodiversity Heritage Library

With the vision of "Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge," the BHL improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. How BHL grew to a global consortium, the value of citizen science to BHL, and its value to researchers working in Ohio as well as worldwide will be the focus of the keynote talk.

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


** Call for Poster Presentations **

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.)

    Lunch Note:  Attendees may purchase lunch at the CMNH Exploration Café or at a number nearby eating establishments within walking distance. 
    Parking Note: The CMNH has a covered parking garage with a $10 parking fee
    -- 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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