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  1. Stuti Sharma and Madison Campbell transfer extracted soil protein samples to tubes for separation of the solids in a centrifuge. Credit: Steve W. Culman

    New soils research featured

    Jul 19, 2018

    Soil science research on a quick test to measure available nitrogen in soil conducted by School of Environment and Natural Resources post-doctoral researcher Tunissa Hurisso and faculty member and soil fertility specialist Steve Culman and collaborators at Cornell University is featured in the July 18 Soil Science Society of America news release, “Quick Soil Test Aims to Determine Nitrogen Need.”

  2. Faculty Member Wins Research Award

    Jul 17, 2018

    Congratulations to Bill Peterman, assistant professor of wildlife ecology and management in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, who is the 2018 recipient of the Raymond D. Semlitsch Research Award by the Herpetologists' League. The competitive research award supports research on the ecology, evolution, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, with particular interest in research on contemporary questions that helps bridge disciplines and that incorporates manipulative, experimental approaches.

  3. Elizabeth Berg named a 2019 finalist for the Knauss Fellowship Program.

    Graduate Student Named Prestigious Knauss Fellowship Finalist

    Jul 16, 2018

    Congratulations to School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) graduate student Elizabeth Berg, who has been named a finalist for the 2019 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program.  Berg will join the 40th class of the prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, a year-long program that places highly qualified graduate students in host offices in the legislative and executive branches of U.S. government.

  4. Three SENR faculty recognized for their teaching excellence.

    Excellence Recognized

    Jul 16, 2018

    Three School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty have been recognized for their teaching excellence in higher education. Nicholas Basta, David Hix, and Roger Williams received the 2018 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award at the 2018 NACTA annual meeting in Ames, IA in June.  NACTA is professional society that focuses promoting, recognizing and rewarding excellence in teaching agriculture and related areas at the post-secondary level in North America.

  5. Trish Raridan Preston visiting Gross Farms, a potato farm in Idaho.

    Strategies to increase engagement and connections presented at national conference

    Jul 12, 2018

    Trish Raridan Preston, career advisor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources attended and presented at the 2018 National Agriculture Alumni and Development Association Annual Conference, “Digging Deep: Cultivate your Capacity” held in Boise, Idaho in June. Her presentation, “Building Better Engagement through Strategic Programing Using Data and Trends to Make Informed Decisions for Students, Alumni, and Employers” shared strategies to grow engagement and connections between students, counseling staff, faculty, alumni, and employers.

  6. Recent Graduate Sarah Fischer Pursues Career in Sustainable Energy.

    Recent graduate pursues career in sustainable energy

    Jul 5, 2018

    Sarah Fischer, a spring Ohio State graduate, became interested in sustainable international development as a high school student, when she learned that her French teacher’s husband was a former child slave in Haiti. Working with the nonprofit organization that he started to free other child slaves, she learned how deforestation and lack of environmental education contribute to poverty in developing countries such as Haiti. “At some point, I realized that it doesn't really make sense for us to go into other countries to tell them how to do things when we have so many environmental problems in the United States,” says Fischer, who received her degree in environment, economy, development and sustainability (EEDS). “So I began researching what our largest challenges were, and that’s how I got interested in promoting sustainability, specifically in the transportation and energy sectors.” 

  7. Emeritus Professor Bill Mitsch Receives Odum Award for Ecological Engineering Excellence in Houston,Texas.

    Mitsch receives first Odum Award

    Jun 28, 2018

    Professor Emeritus of Environment and Natural Resources and founding director of the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park Bill Mitsch received the first Odum award for Ecological Engineering Excellence from the American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES) at its 18th annual meeting in Houston in June. The meeting also featured the return of 10 current or past AEES presidents, including Mitsch, who started AEES at Ohio State in 2000. The Odum award is named for the late professors H.T. Odum of University of Florida and Eugene Odum of University of Georgia, brothers and preeminent pioneers in the field of ecology.

  8. Gray poses with Ugandan field assistant Kiberu Mutebi and Tiffany Atkinson while sampling for the fish they call “Bluelips” in Ndyabusole, Uganda (2016). (Photo: Courtesy of Gray.)

    CFAES Who We Are: 10 Questions with Suzanne Gray

    Jun 27, 2018

    In the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Who We Are story, Kurt Knebusch interviews and features Suzanne Gray, an assistant professor in CFAES's School of Environment and Natural Resources, who talks about water, fish and her recent big honor for teaching.

  9. ENR 4900.02 Capstone in Pictures

    Jun 20, 2018

    Seniors majoring in Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife and Natural Resources Management in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) spent a week on the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield as part of their capstone experience. Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) 4900.02 is a senior-level capstone course aimed at integrating the ideas, concepts and tools learned throughout a student’s academic coursework, culminating in an immersive experiential learning opportunity aimed to put that knowledge to work. 

  10. Faculty member quoted in article on global warming.

    Faculty Member quoted in article on global warming impacts

    Jun 20, 2018

    Chris Tonra, assistant professor of avian wildlife ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources is quoted in The Columbus Dispatch article (June 19), “Global warming impacts everything from birds to allergies.”  The article discusses the impact higher average temperatures and changes in precipitation is having on nature and in particular growing seasons, ranges of birds, plants, insects, and coral reefs. Read the full story here.