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Autumn 2023 SENR Seminar Series

Autumn 2023 SENR Seminar Series

Thursdays starting at 4:10 - 5:30 p.m.
Kottman Hall 103

Instructors:  Dr. Shoshanah Inwood ( and Dr. Sayeed Mehmood (

The SENR Seminar Series is held during the autumn and spring academic semesters. Speakers address a variety of topics that are relevant to the major environmental problems and natural resource management issues of our day. The seminar series reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the School of Environment and Natural Resources in that a variety of experts contribute from fields as diverse as the humanities and social sciences, traditional resource management disciplines, and the biological and physical sciences.


Autumn 2023 SENR Seminar Series

Date and Link
Speaker / Panelists
Seminar Title / Topic

Aug. 31




William J. Mitsch, PhD
Professor Emeritus, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University
Professor Emeritus, The Water School, Florida Gulf Coast University
Founding Director, Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, The Ohio State University


The first two decades of development and research at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

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Sept. 21


Dr. Risa Pesapane
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, CVM and School of Environment and Natural Resources, CFAES

An Ecosystem Perspective on Ectoparasites and their Associated Pathogens

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Oct. 5


Dr. Joseph Wilkins
Assistant Professor
Howard University

Decadal Lessons Learned: The Story of Wildfires, Air Quality, and Environmental Justice

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Nov. 16

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Christine Vatovec, PhD
Director of the Planetary Health Program at the University of Vermont Osher Center for Integrative Health

Aligning Health Care with Planetary Health: Insights from an Interdisciplinary Approach

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