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  1. Ohio State News features research conducted by faculty member Nicole Sintov on household thermostat interactions.

    Ohio State News features new study on household thermostat interactions

    Nov 18, 2019

    Your characterization of the thermostat war going on in your house is likely to depend at least in part on whether you’re a man or a woman, new research published in the journal PLOS ONE suggests and featured in Ohio State NewsNicole Sintov, is the lead author of the study and assistant professor of behavior, decision making and sustainability in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. 

  2. A formal recognition program was held November 5 to acknowledge all Ohio State University faculty granted tenure or promotion.

    Faculty granted tenure or promotion

    Nov 7, 2019

    Congratulations to four of our faculty in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, who were recently granted tenure or promotion and recognized at a formal reception on November 5 hosted by University Libraries, Office of Academic Affairs, and the Faculty Club.

  3. Faculty member Konrad Dabrowski recently visited the Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters at the University of South Bohemia, and Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology, in Vodnany, Czech Republic.

    Faculty member visits fisheries faculty and labs in the Czech Republic

    Nov 6, 2019

    Faculty member Konrad Dabrowski recently visited the Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters at the University of South Bohemia, and Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology, in Vodnany, Czech Republic (www.frov.jcu.cz). Professor Dabrowski served on the dissertation committee for Roman Franek, who presented “Germ cell manipulations as a tool to manage and produce isogenic lines in fish”.  Several other doctoral students presented their fisheries research on subjects as diverse as “Growth, genetic and morphological characteristics of different perch populations from Europe in intensive aquaculture” and “Hybridization of sturgeons” or “Utilization of CRISPR/Cas9 and novel germ cells labelling technique for surrogate production in sturgeons”. While there Professor Dabrowski also had the opportunity to visit the Pond Field Station and the Prof. Martin Psenicka Lab, where he learned intraperitoneal transplantation of ovarian and testicular cells of zebrafish originating from GFP-labelled donor to sterile recipient. Dabrowski has established collaboration with several scientists in Vodnany related to nutrition of early larval stages of percid fishes and production of polyploid hybrids of cyprinids, such as Asian carps.

  4. Graduate student Joshua T. Fergen is the recipient of the 2019 Leslie Hewes Award.

    Graduate Student awarded the 2019 Leslie Hewes Award

    Nov 6, 2019

    Congratulations to School of Environment and Natural Resources graduate student Joshua T. Fergen, lead author on “"Out Where the West Begins: Measuring Land-Use Preferences and Environmental Attitudes across the Great Plains," and recipient of the 2019 Leslie Hewes Award for best social science paper in Volume 28 of Great Plain Research.  Jeffrey B. Jacquet (SENR), Anne Junod (SENR) and Matthew Barnett (alumnus) are co-authors on the paper.

  5. What does sustainability mean to you? Do you understand it? Champion it? Live it?  An ongoing survey of Ohio State undergraduates — which begins again via email this week — aims to find students’ answers to these questions.

    Survey Seeks Students' Sustainability Interest, Knowledge

    Oct 30, 2019

    What does sustainability mean to you? Do you understand it? Champion it? Live it?  An ongoing survey of Ohio State undergraduates — which begins again via email this week — aims to find students’ answers to these questions. The survey shows researchers and university sustainability leaders how students’ knowledge, attitudes and actions regarding sustainability change over time. The results of the survey, which has been administered at various times since 2012, are used in campus sustainability planning and curriculum; research regarding policy preferences and consumer choices; benchmark comparisons for other universities; and other purposes, as well as the longitudinal tracking of sustainability-related knowledge and behaviors.

  6. Ohio State students will showcase their internships at a forum on Oct. 30.

    Students to showcase internships

    Oct 24, 2019

    More than 50 posters representing the diversity of internships School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) students held over the summer will be on display October 30 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agricultural Administration building on the campus of The Ohio State University.

  7. Photo: Getty Images

    Soil health at risk on fallow fields

    Oct 8, 2019

    With so many Ohio fields left unplanted this year, farmers should consider the risks to next year’s crops, soil experts from The Ohio State University warn.  If wind or rain carry away the topsoil of a bare field, it can take years to rebuild that topsoil, said Steve Culman, a soil fertility specialist with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).Topsoil is the layer richest in microscopic organisms, which fuel plant growth. Besides losing topsoil, not having any living roots in a field can cause microscopic fungi in the soil to die off, harming the soil’s ability to support a healthy crop, Culman said.

  8. Read more about the happenings of the School of Environment and Natural Resources Alumni Society (ENRAS) in the latest edition of the Alumni Connection.

    Latest Alumni Connection newsletter available

    Oct 1, 2019

    The autumn 2019 edition of Alumni Connection, your newsletter brought to you by the Environment and Natural Resources Alumni Society (ENRAS) is newly published and ready for your reading pleasure. Learn more about ENRAS, the School of Environment and Natural Resources, and how you can become involved. 

  9. Rattan Lal (shown 2nd from the right) received the 2019 Alumni Medalist Award. A reception was held after the awards ceremony recognizing the honorees at the Longaberger Alumni House.

    Professor Lal Receives 2019 Alumni Medalist Award

    Oct 1, 2019

    Congratulations to alumnus and Ohio State Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science Rattan Lal, who received the 2019 Alumni Medalist Award, the single highest honor bestowed by The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc., on Friday, Sept. 20. 

  10. A team of School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) faculty and staff at The Ohio State University were awarded $482,000 from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service for “Leveraging Education and Research to Promote Maple Syrup Production in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.” Photo credit: Kathy Smith

    Team awarded funding to promote maple syrup production

    Sep 30, 2019

    A team of School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) faculty and staff at The Ohio State University were awarded $482,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service for “Leveraging Education and Research to Promote Maple Syrup Production in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.”  The funding is made possible through the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS): Acer Access and Development Program (Acer), which supports the efforts of States, tribal governments, and research institutions to promote the domestic maple syrup industry.

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