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  1. Ohio State news story features published research review on behavioral adaptation to climate change by SENR faculty.

    Ohio State News features research review on behavioral adaptations to climate change

    Feb 11, 2020

    Faculty member Robyn Wilson describes the findings of a new research review in the Feb. 10 Ohio State News release, "Adapting to climate change: We’re doing it wrong."  The research review is published in the journal Nature Climate and is co-authored by colleagues in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. 

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    Taking the pulse of Ohio farmers

    Feb 3, 2020

    Extreme weather, trade tensions, declining prices, lack of access to health care, and urban sprawl.  To get a better handle on how Ohio farm families are adapting to these challenges, researchers at The Ohio State University will be asking farmers to share their experiences through a new statewide survey this February.  The 2020 Ohio Farm Poll will gather information about the current well-being of different types of farmers across the state, including any changes they might be seeing. The questionnaire will provide an opportunity for farmers to share their views with researchers at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and state policymakers about a range of issues. The survey will be mailed in early February to a random sample of 3,000 farmers.

  3. Ohio Woodland Stewards to host a conference for natural resource professionals in March.

    March conference to assist natural resource professionals

    Jan 13, 2020

    The 2020 Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center in Mansfield, OH.  This conference is geared towards keeping natural resource professionals up to date on today's key issues. The presentations provide the latest research and information on topics that will help those that manage Ohio's natural resources be better land stewards. There are also presentations designed to give resource managers a head's up - putting today's critical issues on their radar. The conference is organized by the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program.

    Presenting at the conference from the School of Environment and Natural Resources are:

    Roger Williams, "Prescribed Fire: To Burn, or not to Burn?

    Gabe Karns, "Wildlife on the Edge: Managing for the Good Effects and Mitigating the Bad"

    Bob Gates and Nicole Hengst, "What's Up with Waterbirds"

    Marne Titchenell, "Update on Ohio Bats"

    Amy Stone and Kathy Smith, "The Alphabet Soup of Invasives: Updates on ALB, HWA, GM, SLF, TCD"

    View the full conference program and register here.
    Questions? Contact the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program at 1-614-688-3421 or ohiowoods@osu.edu

  4. SENR faculty, staff and graduate students presenting at 60th Ohio Wildlife Conference.

    Upcoming conference to focus on wildlife conservation

    Jan 13, 2020

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty, staff and students will be presenting at the Ohio Wildlife Management Association’s 60th Ohio Wildlife Conference, "Applying Wildlife Conservation Today - for Tomorrow" on January 24 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-Center. 

  5. Ecological restoration specializations at Ohio State are aligned with the Society for Ecological Restoration's Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) program. Image source: https://www.ser.org/resource/resmgr/certification/cerp_logos_and_images/rsz_cerp_aligned_icon.png

    Partnership will help launch careers in ecological restoration

    Jan 6, 2020

    Ohio State’s graduate specialization in ecological restoration and the undergraduate specialization in ecosystem restoration are now aligned with the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) program. It is one of only four certified programs, and one of only two in the US (the other being Virginia Tech).

  6. Faculty member Nicole Sintov’s research published in Nature Energy is featured in the Ohio State News release, “Heat or eat? How one energy conservation strategy may hurt vulnerable populations.” 

    Findings from energy conservation study featured in Ohio State News

    Dec 19, 2019

    Faculty member Nicole Sintov’s research published in Nature Energy is featured in the Ohio State News release, “Heat or eat? How one energy conservation strategy may hurt vulnerable populations.”   Lee White, a former postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State, who is now with Australian National University is the lead author on the published research.  According to the published article, the study examined 7,487 households taking part in a randomized control time-of-use pilot in the southwestern United States and found two vulnerable populations, people with disabilities who may be using life-saving equipment and elderly people more sensitive to temperature changes, saw the largest increases in their bills on the time-of-use rates. Read more about the study, the findings and implications for the adoption of time-of-use electricity rates on a large-scale.

  7. New report estimates the “value” of outdoor recreation in Ohio.

    New report estimates value of outdoor recreation

    Dec 2, 2019

    A new report, “Economic Valuation of Natural Areas in Ohio” released Nov. 20 estimates the “value” of outdoor recreation in Ohio, or the amount of money Ohioans and others spend on outdoor recreational trips in Ohio, and the contribution of this outdoor recreation to Ohio’s economy.

  8. SENR Professor Stan Gehrt's research on urban coyotes is featured in the Nov. 29 National Geographic article, " “Coyotes have expanded their range to 49 states—and show no signs of stopping."

    National Geographic features professor’s urban coyote research program

    Dec 2, 2019

    A new (Nov. 29) National Geographic article, “Coyotes have expanded their range to 49 states—and show no signs of stopping” features Stan Gehrt’s nearly two decades of research on urban coyotes and in particular their ability to adjust and adapt to urban environments and the implications this has on their expanding range and co-existence with humans.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.

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