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  1. School Celebrates Graduates

    May 17, 2018

    Graduating students, their families, friends and faculty and staff in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) gathered to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2018 at a reception on Friday, May 4, 2018 in the Kottman Hall lobby. 

  2. Article in The Columbus Dispatch highlights experiential learning.

    The Columbus Dispatch features educational outreach inspiring future scientists

    May 15, 2018

    High school students in Hilliard had the opportunity to learn first-hand about freshwater marine ecosystems. Their experiential learning exercise is featured in The Columbus Dispatch. Eugene Braig, program director aquatic ecosystems with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University provided classroom instruction on urban fisheries and careers in aquatic ecology.

  3. Emergent Tower - Photo Credit: Pat Biliter

    Conference to focus on protecting, restoring, and interpreting Ohio’s unique natural areas

    May 14, 2018

    Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists (OCVNs) and the general public are invited to attend the June 8-9 conference on protecting, restoring, and interpreting Ohio’s unique natural areas. Hosting the conference is a great way for our OCVNs to meet their continuing education requirement, to network with other volunteer naturalists and environmental professionals, learn about OCVN volunteer service and see some of Ohio’s unique natural areas, says Anne Baird, program director for the OCVN program with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.  

  4. Microcystis covering a lake in Ohio. Photo by Eugene Braig

    Project addressing lake management featured in newsletter

    May 11, 2018

    A project led by Eugene Braig, a program director for aquatic ecosystems with the School of Environment and Natural Resources in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and colleagues at The Ohio State University to train individuals who live near smaller lakes and reservoirs in pond management and HAB prevention is featured in the latest newletter of the North Central Region Water Network. A unique feature of the project is that it seeks to serve and address moderate-sized waterbodies and owners (often multiple) of these waterbodies.  Read more.

  5. Associate Professor Kristi Lekies collecting data in Germany in 1999.

    Faculty Member Awarded Academic Enrichment Grant

    May 7, 2018

    Kristi Lekies, an associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was awarded an Office of International Affairs Academic Enrichment Grant for travel to Germany in Autumn 2018.  She will be working with the Institute for Applied Research on Childhood, Youth, and the Family (IFK) at the University of Potsdam, visiting research centers, and networking with higher education programs in the natural resources field.  In the mid-1990’s, Kristi conducted her dissertation research on rural youth in the state of Brandenburg, which was part of the former East Germany.  Her work with IFK will focus on a 20-year follow up study to understand changes in rural communities and life opportunities for youth over time.    

    Thirty Ohio State students and faculty are the recipients of the 2017-2018 Academic Enrichment Grants, enabling them to conduct research over the next year in a variety of international locations. The grant competition, with separate tracks for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty, is supported by the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Research and the Office of Undergraduate Education. Read more about the grant and awardees.

  6. Assistant Professor Suzanne Marie Gray.

    Faculty Member Recognized for Distinguished Teaching

    May 3, 2018

    Suzanne Marie Gray, an assistant professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources has received the 2018 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching at The Ohio State University.  Honored for their superior teaching, faculty members are nominated by present and former students and colleagues and selected by a committee of alumni, students, and faculty.

  7. Jeremy Brooks, a faculty member in the SENR receives BETHA Endowment Grant.

    Faculty Member Receives BETHA Endowment Grant

    Apr 30, 2018

    Monitoring Social and Economic Impacts of Green Infrastructure: Blueprint Columbus, a project led by Jeremy Brooks, a faculty member in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was awarded  funding through the Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Endowment annual grant competition. The Endowment supports projects that examine the complex relationship between science and technology on society and cultural issues. A record number of 37 proposals were submitted for the 2018 competition and six were selected for funding.

    Blueprint Columbus aims to improve water quality using green infrastructure (GI), but GI may also improve mental health, physical health and social relationships. Previous research has produced mixed results about whether and in which contexts GI can produce such benefits and has largely ignored whether the planning and implementation process affects perceptions of GI in a way that affects these impacts. This project will use interviews and focus group meetings in two Columbus neighborhoods to address these gaps by capturing local perceptions of the process and outcomes associated with GI installation.

  8. "Our Common Home: A Youth-Based Approach to Food Security" has earned the Emerging International Engagement Award.

    Project earns Emerging International Engagement Award

    Apr 30, 2018

    "Our Common Home: A Youth-Based Approach to Food Security" has earned the Emerging International Engagement Award.  The award was established by Ohio State's Office of International Affairs and the Office of Outreach and Engagement to recognize faculty and staff who have engaged in exceptional international outreach and community service projects.  Recipients of the Emerging International Engagement Award have demonstrated outstanding promise in international outreach and engagement with the development of a relatively new initiative that has shown short-term results and has the potential for long-term impact, achievement, and scholarship.

  9. Bird-based Habitat Conservation Workshop with the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture Science Office.

    Joint Venture Launches New Conservation Strategies

    Apr 23, 2018

    The Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory (TWEL) hosted Greg Soulliere and Mohammed Al-Saffar from the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes (UMR&GLR) Joint Venture science office in early April 2018. Greg and Mohammed, along with Drs. Chris Tonra (TWEL) and Robert Gates (TWEL) rolled out the Joint Venture's new waterfowl and waterbird conservation strategies, and discussed the biological foundations of all-bird habitat conservation planning, including the current land bird and shorebird conservation strategies.  There was lively discussion about incorporating human dimensions and ecosystem goods and services goals into the biological planning of bird conservation at the landscape scale during an afternoon session held at the 4-H center on the campus of The Ohio State University.  

  10. View scientific posters on environmental topics of interest to students at The Ohio State University.

    6th Annual Environmental Science Student Symposium

    Apr 16, 2018

    The 6th Annual Environmental Science Student Symposium is in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom at the Ohio Union. In its sixth year, the symposium will feature three sessions with approximately 385 student presenters from ENR 2100, who will be sharing their posters on important topics in the field of environmental science. The event is free and open to the public. Students in the online section of the course will be engaged in a Virtual Environmental Science Poster Symposium through Carmen.

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