Welcome to Spring Semester 2015 at the School of Environment and Natural Resources!
SENR students survey the Olentangy River
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Brian Slater and Susan Burks led students to Iceland on their Study Abroad tour.
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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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The Ohio State University Extension's Tree School will be coming to the Mansfield campus on April 18th, 2015. There will be lessons on planting for pollinators, tree pruning, tree identification, vernal pool creation, and more! Pre-registration is required. $40 by April 4th, $50 after April 4th, with a deadline of April 11th. $10 for students. To register and for more information visit http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu/workshops/tree-school.

Mohammad Ashraful Alam, a Ph.D. student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State University, conducts aquaculture research in the lab of Professor Konrad Dabrowski.
Mohammad Ashraful Alam, a doctoral student specializing in Fisheries and Wildlife Science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources is performing research addressing food insecurity in Bangladesh, specifically the trend toward using fish and other seafood to feed its growing population. Alam is seeking to address serious agricultural and nutritional needs in his home country through his graduate research, thereby building the technical capacity of his home institution and enhancing food security in Bangladesh.

According to the EPA's top 30 Government list, Columbus ranks #13 in terms of green energy use. Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) students have helped secure this ranking through their work in a capstone course by taking actions from the city's plan to become more energy efficient and packaging them into projects. The university and the city have teamed up for the environment before to remove the 5th Ave dam, noted Greg Hitzhusen, a lecturer in the SENR.


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.