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  1. Panel on Ecosystems Services Announced

    Jan 19, 2018

    Two School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) faculty members will serve on a university panel on Ecosystem Services. In November 2015, university leaders at The Ohio State University accepted a comprehensive set of sustainability goals developed by the President and Provost's Council on Sustainability. One of the goals under resource stewardship calls for the university to "double the acreage that provides at least two ecosystem services, by 2025."  Matt Davies, assistant professor of soil and plant community restoration and Gregory Hitzhusen, assistant professor of professional practice in the SENR will serve on the panel.  Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) undergraduate major Jimmy Uhland will also serve on the panel.

  2. Vincent Valentino speaks at the EPN breakfast.

    ​Ohio State graduate helps brew an environmentally friendly beer

    Jan 16, 2018

    If you think of green beer, your thoughts might turn to the objectively bad, dyed brew served on St. Patrick’s Day. For the owners and operators of Land-Grant Brewing Company, green beer has a much more thoughtful connotation.  The Columbus-based brewer is aiming to become the most sustainable brewery in Central Ohio, and a graduate of The Ohio State University, who recently spoke at the School of Environment and Natural Resources’ Environmental Professionals Network is helping them lead the way. 

  3. Wildlife research by Ohio State researchers to be presented at Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Wisconsin. Photo credit: Jeremy Bruskotter

    Faculty, Students to Present Research at Annual Fish and Wildlife Conference

    Jan 13, 2018

    Wildlife research conducted by faculty and students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources will be presented at the 78th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin later this month.

  4. Accepting applications for 2018 ACRE Internship Program

    Accepting Applications for 2018 ACRE Internships

    Jan 4, 2018

    The Agronomic Crop Research Experience (ACRE) is pleased to announce another year of summer internships. Interested undergraduates are encouraged to apply.

  5. Woodlands, Water, and Wildlife Newsletter published.

    New Edition of Ohio Woodlands, Water, and Wildlife Available

    Jan 4, 2018

    The latest edition of the Ohio Woodlands, Water, and Wildlife Newsletter is available on-line. Learn about the importance of oaks for wildlife and the forest products industry, a new resource for Ohio woodland owners, meet your new natural resource economist and discover the busyness of beaver. 

  6. Algal blooms like this one, in the Olentangy River, might be prevented with new diagnostic tool.

    ​Scientists seek diagnostic tool for harmful algal blooms

    Dec 28, 2017

    Harmful algal blooms in rivers and streams are neither well-understood nor easily predicted, and researchers at The Ohio State University are hoping to change that.  With a three-year $681,343 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a team of Ohio State scientists in the School of Environment and Natural Resources plans to develop a widely applicable system for assessing watershed health and determining when a crisis is looming.

     

  7. Robyn Wilson (left) receiving the Chauncey Starr Award, with the 2017 SRA President.

    Faculty Member Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

    Dec 14, 2017

    Congratulations to Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science, who received the 2017 Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Analyst Award at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis held in Arlington, VA.  Wilson was recognized for her outstanding achievement in understanding risk management decisions in agricultural landscapes as they relate to nutrient loss and water quality, and exceptional promise for continued contributions to risk analysis.

  8. Richard Moore received the Public Policy Award from AAA president Alisse Waterston. Photo credits: Josh Gold.

    Professor Moore Receives Public Policy Award

    Dec 11, 2017

    Congratulations to Richard Moore, emeritus professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and adjunct emeritus professor in the Department of Anthropology, who received the Public Policy Award from the American Anthropological Association on November 29 at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.  

  9. Steve Culman, assistant professor of soil fertility, The Ohio State University (shown left) is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award.

    Ohio State Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Award for Early-Career Innovation in Soil Health

    Dec 11, 2017

    Congratulations to Steve Culman, assistant professor of soil fertility, The Ohio State University, who is a recipient of the second annual New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research award. The annual set of early career grants to outstanding food and agriculture research faculty members is a program of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill.  The New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research program supports promising scientists who demonstrate not only a commitment to catalyzing innovation in food and agriculture, but also a dedication to mentoring students.

  10. Funding awarded to study trust in food, energy, and water consumption feedback

    Dec 11, 2017

    Congratulations to Ian Adams, a first year M.S. student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) with a specialization in Environmental Social Sciences, who was awarded funding through the Decision Sciences Collaborative small grants program at The Ohio State University.

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