Welcome to Spring Semester 2015 at the School of Environment and Natural Resources!
to the Autumn 2014 Class!
Study Abroad Info Sessions
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
SENR Seminar Series
Join us for this seminar on food security.
Visit us
Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but a visit is worth so much more! Spending time with us is a great way to see up close what we do here both in and out of the classroom.

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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Snow- and ice-covered ponds can see their oxygen fall dangerously low for fish.
Long, cold, snowy winters, like this one, can lead to big fish kills in ponds. But there are steps you can take to help fish survive, said an expert at The Ohio State University.  The key is a pond’s oxygen level, said Eugene Braig, aquatic ecosystems program director in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Congratulations to Ms. Susan Burks (nominated by Gina Volpe, Sphinx) and Dr. Robyn Wilson (nominated by Kathryn Connolly, Mortar Board) for making a difference in the lives of their students. The two were honored at the 26th Annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception for Mortar Board Senior Honor Society and Sphinx Senior Class Honorary held last week.

The March breakfast program by the Environmental Professionals Network, featuring three guest speakers, is all about water.  Lisa Wojnarowski Downes, J.D., freshwater stewardship director for The Nature Conservancy, will speak on the Blueprint for Urban Water Security, a report on how conservation practices can help cities protect their drinking water sources; and on the Alliance for Watershed Stewardship, an effort to promote sustainable water use around the world, including by using a new water stewardship standard. Downes is the alliance’s North America director.


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.