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Spring 2023 SENR Seminar Series

Spring 2023 SENR Seminar Series

Thursdays starting at 4:10 - 5:30 p.m.
164 Howlett Hall 

Instructors:  Dr. Steve Lyon ( and Dr. Jeff Hattey (

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.


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spring 2023 SENR Seminar Series

Date and Link
Speaker / Panelists
Seminar Title / Topic

Jan. 19

Zoom Recording



Dr. Richard Dick
Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Soil Microbial Ecology 
School of Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University


Shrub-Crop Microbiome Interactions: A Novel Rhizosphere Alliance to Mitigate Drought, Increase Food Production, and Remediate Degraded Soils of the Sahel

Link to flyer

Feb. 2

Zoom Recording


Joel Oliphint
Columbus Monthly

Interim Expert: Writing Across Disciplines in Journalism

Link to flyer

Feb. 16

Zoom Recording

Dr. Sara Sweeten
Virginia Tech University

"I'm a qualitative girl living in a quantitative world" A case example for the importance of observational science in a data-driven era

Mar 23

Zoom link

Dr. Alexis Mychajliw
Middlebury College

Conflicts in context: shifting baselines in carnivore conservation

Link to flyer

Apr 6

Zoom link

Dr. Amy Alford
Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center


Apr 13

Zoom link

Dr. Than Boves
Arkansas State University
Apr 20   TBA