NEW CRITTERS ON THE BLOCK
Discover the New Critters on the Block - at the 38th annual Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference. Hosted by the Ohio Division of Wildlife, the conference will be held at the Ohio State University’s Ohio Union in Columbus on May 11, 2022.
Thank you to everyone involved in putting together another fascinating Wildlife Diversity Conference this year! If you missed the live event, or if you'd like to revisit a presentation, please click to view the YouTube recordings below:
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9:00 | Welcome
9:15 | 50 Years in a Ditch, I was a Teenage Astacologist
Mr. Roger F. Thoma, Aquatic Ecologist Emeritus, Midwest Biological Institute; Research Associate, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
10:00 | Mean Ants on the Block: Thieving Neighbors and Unruly Houseguests
Rachelle M. M. Adams, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Museum of Biological Diversity
10:30 | Break
11:00 | Circling Back To A Curious Nature
Nicole R. Jackson, Environmental Educator and Columbus Audubon board member
11:30 | Step by Step: Carnivores make a comeback in the Buckeye State
Katie Dennison, Wildlife Biologist, Ohio Division of Wildlife
12:00 | Lunch
1:15 | Reptiles: Hangin' Tough in Modern Ohio
Greg Lipps, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Coordinator, The Ohio State University
1:45 | Mammals of Ohio: Surprising Diversity in Form and Function
John Harder, Associate Professor, Emeritus Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University and Guy N. Cameron, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati
2:15 | Break
2:30 | Walleye Movement 101: Using Acoustic Telemetry to Inform Fisheries Management in Lake Erie
Matt Faust, Fisheries Biologist, Ohio Division of Wildlife
3:00 | Wetlands for Water Quality: ODNR’s H2Ohio Program
Eric Saas, H2Ohio Program Manager, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Conference Date and Time
The conference will be held May 11, 2022 at the Ohio State University’s Ohio Union in Columbus, OH. Please check this site for changes due to covid-restrictions.
Visit Over Lunch
We have a box lunch, (turkey sandwich, hummus wrap, or Italian sub, two sides, dessert, and a drink) on site for those who pre-register, $18.00. Ordering lunch is not available after April 27. We hope you’ll join us and take advantage of the opportunity to visit with other attendees and our speakers.
Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street, Columbus, 43210 (OSU campus). Parking is available at the Ohio Union South Garage, located on the north side of the building with access from High Street and College Rd. Please have $13.00 cash ready upon entry. The garage is attached to the Union and has 800 visitor spaces.
Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp and Pin for Sale
Be the first to purchase your 2022 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp when you register for the conference. For only $12.00 (a 20% discount), order your stamp today and receive it at the conference. All proceeds benefit Ohio’s wildlife diversity.
About the Wildlife Diversity Conference
Ohio’s event is the largest single-day wildlife diversity conference in the country. The first Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference was held at The Ohio State University in 1985 with 40 people in attendance. In 2020, approximately 1,000 people attended the daylong event.
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