Ohio Natural History Conference 2019

Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Ohio's Aquatic Systems: 

Historical Tragedies and Tales of 


Ohio Natural History Conference 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Ohio History Center
(614) 297-2300
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43211
United States

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The Ohio Biological Survey is pleased to announce

Dr. Jeff Reutter as this year's Keynote Speaker

Dr. Reutter is an aquatic biologist and limnologist, the author of over 150 technical reports and journal articles. He began working on Lake Erie at Stone Laboratory in 1971 and directed 4 programs at The Ohio State University from 1987-2015: F.T. Stone Laboratory, the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, the Center for Lake Erie Area Research, and the Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystem Research Consortium, a consortium of top scientists at 12 Ohio colleges.

Keynote Address: 

Lake Erie and the Waters of Ohio:  Past, Present and Future

The conference will also feature a number of other talks that highlight aquatic systems and the unique or rare wildlife that serve as indicator species for water quality. We will also have the pleasure of hearing from the authors of the new book: A Naturalists Guide to Ohio Fishes

Join us for a day filled with engaging talks, posters and stop by our vendors and visit the museum exhibits!

AGENDA (coming soon)
Timeframe:  Refreshments and registration begins at 8:30am.  Closing remarks ~4:00pm

** Call for Oral and Poster Presentations **

Oral Presentations
: presentation requests must align with conference theme (Limited Availability) 

Poster Presentations:  OBS welcomes any poster presentations on any aspect of natural history (e.g. biodiversity, biogeography, botany, conservation, field biology, systematics, taxonomy, zoology).   Poster session occurs after lunch so that authors will have the opportunity to discuss their research with all 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 - (Oral or Poster)” 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
    Regular rate: $30 
    Student rate: $20

    (Late and on-site registrations will increase by $5.)

    Lunch Note:  Pre-order lunch no longer available. It is now recommended to bring your own or eat at a number nearby eating establishments. (Limited quantities of box lunches may be available for purchase at event $15)
    -- 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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