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  1. Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science

    Renowned soil scientist Rattan Lal will address graduates

    Jul 16, 2019

    Soil scientist Rattan Lal, one of The Ohio State University’s most decorated faculty researchers, will address the university’s summer graduates. Approximately 1,500 degrees will be awarded at the summer commencement ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4., at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. 

  2. Professor Basta was selected to deliver one of the four presentations at the Soil Science Society of America's 2019 Congressional Soils Caucus Briefings in Washington, DC.

    Faculty member presents soil science research at Congressional Soils Caucus briefing

    Jul 9, 2019

    Nicholas Basta, Professor of Soil and Environmental Science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University was selected to deliver a presentation at the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) 2019 Congressional Soils Caucus Briefing Series in Washington, DC on June 14. 

  3. Dr. Suzanne Gray is a recipient of the 2019 NACTA Educator Award.

    Faculty Member Receives National Award

    Jul 9, 2019

    Suzanne Gray, assistant professor of aquatic physiological ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University was awarded the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award at the 2019 NACTA annual meeting held at the College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, Idaho with the theme “Connecting to STEM.” The NACTA Educator Award recognizes individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education. 

  4. Photo courtesy of Warren Dick.

    Launching a new agricultural university featured

    Jul 1, 2019

    Professor Emeritus Warren Dick's vision and leadership to establish a new environmental and agricultural university and training center in Ethiopia is featured in a recent article, “Train a Farmer, Feed a Nation: Launching a New Ag University in Ethiopia” by Tracy Hmielowski.

    The article appears on the cover of CSA News and describes efforts by Dick and board members to launch The Bethel Environmental and Agricultural University and Training Center, or BEAUTC. 

    CSA News is a magazine of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. 

  5. Student researchers (l to r) Liz Ames, Alicia Brunner and Jay Wright with aProthonotary Warbler tagged for the study. (Photo: Christopher Tonra)

    New songbird research featured

    Jun 19, 2019

    Research led by School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Christopher Tonra is featured in the June 19 Ohio State News release, "A songbird’s fate hinges on one fragile area." The news release highlights the findings of a study published by Tonra and colleagues in the journal The Condor: Ornithological Applications. Using geolocators the team tracked Prothonotary Warblers (a migratory songbird experiencing population decline) from six breeding sites in North America to determine where they go and what challenges they face during their annual migration.

    Read the full Ohio State News release to learn more about their findings here and the implications for bird and habitat conservation. 

    The Ohio State News release was authored by Jeff Grabmeier. 

  6. A native Ohio plant, butterfly milkweed attracts butterflies and is often utilized to enhance pollinator habitat. Photo credit: Gabriel Karns. Photo credit: Gabriel Karns

    From the Field: Developing Pollinator Habitat

    Jun 18, 2019

    Learn about how a new underground pipeline installed last spring at the Three Creeks Metro Park sparked a new partnership opportunity to do something beneficial for pollinators in the latest SENR From the Field post, "Developing Pollinator Habitat" authored by Gabriel Karns, visiting assistant professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

  7. Opinion piece published in PNAS

    Jun 17, 2019

    A new article, led by Mažeika Sullivan, associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and director of the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The piece highlights how the new proposed waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, which administers the Clean Water Act, fails to consider the best available science and if enacted could put millions of acres of wetlands and miles of streams at risk, with severe consequences to environmental quality and human well-being. 

  8. New Ohio State news story describes student efforts to prevent deadly collisions for migrating birds.

    Student project seeks to prevent deadly window collisions

    Jun 11, 2019

    Ohio State News published a story, "A deadly strike for migrating birds" on efforts by students and faculty at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative to learn more about and prevent deadly collisions for migrating birds. The story informs and describes student engagement in Lights Out Buckeyes, a project launched last year by School of Environment and Natural Resources students Kandace Glanville1 and Tyler Ficker and sponsored by the Ohio State Ornithology Club, that aims to learn more about window collisions and assess the scope of the problem on the Ohio State campus. The project seeks to answer questions such as: How many birds are victims of these collisions? Are some buildings attracting more collisions? And, is there any way to help prevent these usually deadly window strikes?

    Kandace graduated in May 2019 with a degree in wildlife science, but is still an active Lights Out Buckeyes volunteer. 

  9. Spring 2019 Alumni Connection Newsletter available.

    Spring Alumni Connection Available

    Jun 3, 2019

    The spring 2019 Alumni Connection is available for your reading pleasure! 

    Stay connected on SENR and alumni news and activities - read the latest Alumni Connection newsletter.

  10. Highlights Available

    May 16, 2019

    Highlights, an overview of the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is now available!

    Inside our new magazine, readers can learn more about the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students, as well as the dynamic and impactful research, teaching and outreach programs led by our community of environment and natural resources scientists and professionals.  

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