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  1. Image with words 2024 Seminar Series and Mark your calendars with 6 dates in black

    Announcing the Spring 2024 SENR Seminar Series

    Jan 24, 2024

    The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is pleased to share the schedule for our spring 2024 semester seminar series. Mark your calendars and plan to join us! Schedule available here >>

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    Transforming the utility of camera traps for conservation research

    Feb 22, 2024

    Many people are aware that camera traps have transformed wildlife research for Whitetail Deer and other large mammals. But what about ectotherms and the vast number of smaller species that aren't usually captured in traditional camera trap studies? Researchers at The Ohio State University, including Greg Lipps, who will be presenting at this year's Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference are leading the way to refine the AHDriFT system that provides extremely valuable data for research, conservation, and management of reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals.
    Learn more >>

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    New open access data set available on caregiving

    Feb 21, 2024

    Survey explores relationship between caregiving, economic development, and quality of life

    A year ago Shoshanah Inwood, associate professor of Community, Food, and Economic Development in the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) at The Ohio State University and Fellow of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) and SENR alum Florence Becot, associate professor at Penn State University received support to develop and implement the 2023 NCRCRD Caregiving Survey to better understand who provides child, adult, and elderly care and how caregiving affects economic development and quality of life in the North Central Region. Learn more about the new dataset >>

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    Understanding adoption barriers and optimal use of sustainable energy technologies

    Feb 13, 2024

    Graduate students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) presented their research at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Annual Convention. The SPSP convention was held in San Diego, CA (February 7-10) and brings together attendees from academia, non-profits, government, and private sectors to present and discuss research, network and collaborate on projects, and pursue professional development while advancing science and pedagogy in the field. Find out what they presented >>

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    Dr. Stanley Gehrt publishes new book, Coyotes Among Us

    Feb 13, 2024

    Based on more than 20 years of research on US’s top urban predator

    Dr. Stanley D. Gehrt, School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) professor and Wildlife Extension Specialist is the author of a new book, Coyotes Among Us: Secrets of the City’s Top Predator. Published February 13, the book is based on more than 20 years of research through the Urban Coyote Research Project, based in the Chicago metropolitan area.

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    International Initiative Enables Student Research on Global Ecosystems

    Feb 7, 2024

    Grace Gutierrez, an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University, recently completed a four-month research abroad project in Norway. Gutierrez studies forest ecology within the School of Environment and Natural Resources, with a special emphasis in plant interactions with the environment. Gutierrez went to Norway in June 2023, where she matched with a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She was able to develop her own research project, in which she and her team spent the entire growing season on a mountain in central Norway, studying seedling success and growth in native grass.  Learn more about the experience and what made this opportunity possible>>

  7. Faculty in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (L to R): Marijke Hecht, Lauren Pintor and Suzanne Gray.

    Faculty receive Ohio Sea Grant funding

    Feb 5, 2024

    Two projects led by faculty in the School of Environment and Natural Resources were awarded 2024-2026 research grants from Ohio Sea Grant. Find out what they will be studying >>

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    Bats draw incredible showing

    Feb 2, 2024

    Bats Incredible held on January 25 in Geauga County, Ohio drew great interest – with 138 individuals in attendance. The workshop was a dynamic and collaborative effort involving Marne Titchenell, wildlife program director, OSU Extension, Geauga County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Learn more about the event >>

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    Spring is the time to start exploring careers

    Jan 30, 2024

    Discover three actions students can take spring semester to get started in their career exploration. Explore these actions now >>

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    Growing and supporting non-timber forest production in Ohio 

    Jan 22, 2024

    Recent graduate joins team to support traditional and emerging non-timber forest products in Ohio. 

    Jake Nicholson, an alum of the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) with an undergraduate major in Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife is our new Community Outreach Specialist of Nontimber Forest Products. The position – a new one for SENR and based on The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Wooster Campus – seeks to grow connections, learning and engagement with Ohio woodland owners, forest managers and producers. 

    Nicholson will serve as a liaison or bridge between Christmas tree growers, maple producers and others with an interest in these and other emerging value-added nontimber forest products such as pawpaw, ginseng and mushrooms and Ohio State. Read more about Jake's role >>