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School of Environment and Natural Resources



  1. Three individuals fishing on a dock or boat dock

    Walleye and what they see focus of recent webinar

    Jun 23, 2022

    A webinar presented by Dr. Suzanne Gray for Ohio Sea Grant's Freshwater Science series discusses the findings of research to understand the connection between various water conditions and how walleye, who are visual hunters may find food and mates, and how changing water conditions may impact the selection of lures anglers use to fish for walleye. 

  2. Faculty in the News

    Coverage of U.N. COP15 summit on land desertification and drought

    Jun 15, 2022

    Coverage of the U.N. COP15 summit on land desertification and drought is featured in Forests News with a discussion of the newly launched Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health (CA4SH) with World Food Prize laureate Rattan Lal, who is distinguished professor of soil science at Ohio State University (OSU), and Kelly Witkowski of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) based in Costa Rica.

  3. Introduction to Environmental Science (ENR2100) with a person walking on the campus of The Ohio State University.

    Learning effectiveness of online poster symposium focus of new article

    Jun 10, 2022

    A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Education describes how an online poster symposium can be used as a unique educational experience and assessment tool in a large-enrollment, online, asynchronous, natural science, general education course. Ella Weaver, instructional aids associate and Kylienne Shaul, instructional development specialist in the School of Environment and Natural Resources are lead authors on the publication.

  4. Red barn on a farm. Photo: Pixabay

    Medical economic vulnerability and farm resilience

    Jun 6, 2022

    The National Farm Medicine Center released "Majority of farm families worry about major medical expenses, and it could threaten their farm business," which discusses the findings of a published study in the peer reviewed journal, Agriculture and Human Values authored by SENR alum Dr. Florence Becot and faculty member Shoshanah Inwood

  5. Soils

    Soil health webinar available and upcoming webinar announced

    Jun 1, 2022

    A webinar, Soil Health in Urban and Rural Forest Ecosystems with Dr. Brian Slater, professor and Extension specialist in soil resources is available and provides an overview of the assessment of soil health and discusses the relationship between soil health and soil function, and overall ecosystem services.

    Dr. Slater will offer another webinar via the Ohio Woodland Stewards program on how soils are impacted by climate change on June 10, 2022. 

  6. Water drop. Photo: Pixabay

    Climate Change and Midwestern Food-Energy-Water Systems

    May 31, 2022

    A team of scientists from The Ohio State University will address how they expect climate change to influence food-energy-water systems in the Midwest at the upcoming 2022 Annual Conference of the Global Council for Science and the Environment.

  7. Spring blooms on the campus of The Ohio State University

    Faculty granted promotion and/or tenure

    May 25, 2022

    Congratulations to School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty who were granted promotion and/or tenure at the May 19, 2022 meeting of the Ohio State University Board of Trustees. 

  8. Blue Jay on a branch

    The role of a mutualism in reestablishing American Chestnut Tree in Ohio

    May 25, 2022

    James Wright, who recently completed his doctoral studies at Ohio State in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) published a paper with SENR faculty Stephen Matthews and Christopher Tonra and Cornelia Pinchot with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, to examine the role of a plant-animal mutualism in the reintroduction of chestnut and regeneration in oak forests.

  9. Recipients of Sustainability Institute Student Grants Announced

    May 16, 2022

    The Sustainability Institute (SI) at Ohio State is thrilled to announce the winners of the annual SI Student Grants for 2022. Students will receive up to $5,000 each for their own innovative research projects in the sustainability field. Ranging from chemical engineering to soil science, each project has the potential to lead to groundbreaking advances in environment, energy, natural resources, economy and community resilience areas.  

  10. Spring blooms and students walking on campus

    2020 Campus Sustainability Survey report released

    May 16, 2022

    The Environmental Social Science (ESS) Lab released the 2020 Campus Sustainability Survey report. The ESS Lab works with campus partners at Ohio State to answer critical sustainability questions, provide insights to some of our challenges, and mark our progress toward a more sustainable campus.