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  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. TWEL Presentations at The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society Joint Conference

    Sep 30, 2019

    Terrestrial Wildlife and Ecology Lab (TWEL) faculty and graduate students are presenting their research at this year's joint conference of The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society, September 29 to October 3, 2019, Reno, NV

  4. Interview conduced with SENR faculty member on better predicting river flows.

    Faculty member interviewed on reducing uncertainties in estimating river flow

    Sep 26, 2019

    Steve Lyon, an associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University was recently interviewed by Fondriest for the Environmental Monitor on his research which seeks to better predict river flows and combines classic monitoring data with new technologies to develop and improve hydraulic modeling for estimating river flows, especially during uncertain and extreme weather events. The research has implications for water professionals charged with managing our water resources.

    Read the full interview here.

  5. With funding from the Sustainability Institute and Ohio State Energy Partners new bike racks are ready for bicycle commuters and visitors to Kottman Hall.

    New Bike Racks on Campus

    Sep 9, 2019

    School of Environment and Natural Resources graduate student Ryan Vogel is the cycling force behind a new bike rack project that adds 60 new bicycle parking spaces outside Kottman Hall.

  6. Campus Sustainability Survey Report Now Available

    Aug 28, 2019

    When it comes to sustainability, Ohio State students continue to raise ambitions in their knowledge and their actions.

    A fall 2018 survey of 20,500 undergraduate students by the university’s Environmental and Social Sustainability (ESS) Lab found that engagement in pro-environmental behaviors has increased by almost 30% since the last major data collection in 2014, while knowledge of sustainability-related topics increased by 10%.

  7. Lake Erie is among the bodies of water in Ohio affected by phosphorus runoff from farm fields. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Attracting more farmers to participate in water quality efforts

    Aug 28, 2019

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Skepticism, more than anything else, is keeping farmers from changing how they apply fertilizer to their fields, according to a behavioral scientist at The Ohio State University.

    Many farmers question whether the conservation measures they are being asked to do, such as applying fertilizer underground rather than on the surfaces of fields, will actually improve water quality in Lake Erie, said Robyn Wilson, a professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

  8. Faculty member Mažeika Sullivan was recently interviewed by National Geographic on the impacts of the Amazon fires on wildlife.

    Faculty member interviewed by National Geographic

    Aug 27, 2019

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Mažeika Sullivan was recently interviewed by National Geographic on the impacts of the Amazon fires on wildlife.  It’s likely they’re taking a “massive toll on wildlife in the short term,” says Mazeika Sullivan, associate professor at Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, who has done fieldwork in the Colombian Amazon. 

  9. Faculty member Jeremy Bruskotter is quoted in a recent Time magazine article that discusses rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act and conservation scientists concerns about the impacts on and future of at-risk species.

    Faculty member quoted in Time magazine

    Aug 21, 2019

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Jeremy Bruskotter is quoted in a recent Time magazine article that discusses rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act and conservation scientists concerns about the impacts on and future of at-risk species.

  10. Jeffory Hattey, professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University was awarded the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Distinguished Educator Award.

    Faculty member receives national recognition

    Aug 19, 2019

    Jeffory Hattey, professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University was awarded the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Distinguished Educator Award. The NACTA Distinguished Educator Award recognizes individuals for their meritorious service to NACTA and to higher education through teaching, educational research, and/or administration

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