School of Environment and Natural Resources

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.  En Español


  • New Digital Internship Gallery is available.

    A new Digital Internship Gallery is available featuring School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) students, who have recently engaged in an internship experience. The gallery is a good resource for those interested in knowing what it is like to work in the field of environment and natural resources. 

  • Soil Health Nexus blog features Ohio State research.

    Soil Health Nexus, a university-led team dedicated to increasing access to research-based soil health knowledge, extension and resources has published a blog post on a study conducted to better understand how the agricultural community perceives and assesses soil health.  The blog post “How do we collectively conceptualize “soil health” and how do we use that to guide meaningful research and extension?” was written by Jordon Wade, Margaret Beetstra, and Steve Culman. Read about their findings and takeaways from their study here.

  • A tree swallow perches atop a constructed nest box at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park in central Ohio. Photos by Joseph Corra

    City living appears to improve reproductive success for migratory tree swallows compared to breeding in more environmentally protected areas, a new five-year study suggests. But urban life comes with a big trade-off – health hazards linked to poorer water quality.  “With urbanization expanding worldwide, we are transforming the landscape. And this isn’t going away,” said lead author Mažeika Sullivan of the new study featured in Ohio State News Sullivan is the director of the Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at Ohio State. “My lab is looking at how urbanization affects multiple responses of ecosystems – what those changes are and quantifying them, but also seeing what this tells us about how we can manage and conserve ecosystems and wildlife in this context.


The Legacy of Dr. Rattan Lal - Borlaug Dialogue Side Event
The Legacy of Dr. Rattan Lal
Dr  Alia Dietsch CHAIRE Symposium Presentation
CHAIRE Symposium presentation on America's Wildlife Values with Dr. Alia Dietsch