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Eric Toman and Kristina Slagle led students through Hooker Valley, New Zealand on their Study Abroad tour.
Study Abroad class at Hooker Valley, New Zealand
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School of Environment and Natural Resources

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The many faces of the School of Environment and Natural Resources invite you to discover our extension and outreach programs, our multiple research locations, the academic programs our students are engaged in, and the research being conducted by our faculty. Let this site be your guide in your discovery through this amazing school- it is our passion to help you find your fit at The Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources and make your SENR experience exceptional.

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Joe Bonnell's Farm Science Review presentation "Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction" was recently covered by Civitas Media, a news source servicing communities in more than 11 states, including Ohio. Read the article, "The potential hazards of shale oil, gas drilling" online here.  Joe Bonnell is a watershed management program director in Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources for Ohio State University Extension.

Plenty of water, and picking a fresh tree to begin with, are two of the keys to a long-lasting Christmas tree. (Photo: iStock.)
Just in time -  tips for keeping a Christmas tree fresh from forestry expert Kathy Smith and information on Christmas tree species commonly sold in Ohio. 

The Autumn 2014 edition of Alumni Connection is now available. In this expanded edition you will find out what's new with the Environment and Natural Resources Alumni Society (ENRAS), learn about a generous gift from Dorothy Teater and sons that will help both natural resources students and in-career professionals, catch up with an alum of the SENR and discover opportunities to connect and become engaged in ENRAS!  


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Jennifer Malpass, a doctoral student specializing in fisheries and wildlife science, received the Best Student Paper Award from the American Ornithologists’ Union for "Nest Survival of Urban-adapted Songbirds in Residential Yards and Adjacent Forest Parks" at this year's joint meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists held in Estes Park, CO. Read more about this research here.
Congratulations to Dr. Jack Vimmerstedt who was recently recognized for his research and inspirational teaching in forestry and forest soils by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources!  Read more about this honor here.