Welcome to Spring 2015 at the School of Environment and Natural Resources!
Spring Commencement in Ohio Stadium
Congratulations to all the members of the Class of 2015!
EEDS Students Present to Mayor's Green Team
Learn about how the students received hands-on training on preparing and presenting research to policymakers. Photo credit: Ann Hitzhusen
2013-2014 SENR Yearbook
Our rich history has paved the way to where we are now. Read about our leadership for understanding and addressing today's environmental and natural resource challenges through our teaching, research and outreach.
SENR Yearbook
Ambassador Spotlight
SENR Student Ambassador President and Environmental Science major Ben Rubinoff's favorite part of being a student in the School is being able to participate in relevant, innovative research!
Ambassador Spotlight

School of Environment and Natural Resources

About Us

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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Endangered Species Act Workshop - The workshop is for natural resource professionals who work with the Endangered Species Act — and with endangered species like this Kirtland’s warbler. (Joel Trick, USFWS.)
The Endangered Species Actof 1973 is more important than ever due to persistent threats such as climate change and newly emerging issues like white-nose disease in bats, says Jeremy Bruskotter, a scientist at The Ohio State University. He’s helping host a workshop for professionals on the act.  “Increasing scientific evidence indicates we may be entering a sixth mass extinction,” said Bruskotter, an associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. “Therefore, knowledge of the act’s provisions will be increasingly useful for those charged with managing our forests, fisheries and wildlife.” The school is in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
The Ramsar Convention will present Professor Emeritus William J. MitschRamsar Convention Award of Merit for 2015 at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12), to be held June 1-9, 2015, in Punta del Este, Uruguay. This award is one of six announced by the Ramsar Convention which meets as a convention only once every 3 years. This is the only award presented to a North American this year.
As a yard tree, the Ohio buckeye has pros — like its springtime flowers, shown here — and cons, say Ohio State experts. (H. Zell (own work) licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.)
Spring’s a great time for Buckeye nuts to plant their own source of buckeye nuts.  Experts at The Ohio State University say the Ohio buckeye makes a good yard tree, though with caveats, and does best when put in before summer’s heat. Fall planting, too, is an option.  The Ohio buckeye is Ohio State’s symbol and is also Ohio’s state tree.



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.