Aug 13, 2019
Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America – particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, a disparity highlighted in research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York. The nation’s air on the whole has become cleaner in the past 70 years, but those benefits are seen primarily in whiter, higher-income areas, said Kerry Ard, an associate professor of environmental sociology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. Read the full Ohio State News release by Misti Crane featuring Ard's research that examined air pollution and the demographics of the people who lived in 1-kilometer-square areas throughout a six-state region from 1995 through 1998.
Jul 25, 2019
Congratulations Nall Moonilall, who received the NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award at the Annual Conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture held at the College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, Idaho with the theme “Connecting to STEM.” The NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award recognizes and rewards graduate students who excel as teachers in the agricultural disciplines and engaged in classroom instruction.
Jul 16, 2019
Soil scientist Rattan Lal, one of The Ohio State University’s most decorated faculty researchers, will address the university’s summer graduates. Approximately 1,500 degrees will be awarded at the summer commencement ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4., at the Jerome Schottenstein Center.
Jul 9, 2019
Nicholas Basta, Professor of Soil and Environmental Science in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University was selected to deliver a presentation at the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) 2019 Congressional Soils Caucus Briefing Series in Washington, DC on June 14.
Jul 9, 2019
Suzanne Gray, assistant professor of aquatic physiological ecology 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) Educator Award at the 2019 NACTA annual meeting held at the College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, Idaho with the theme “Connecting to STEM.” The NACTA Educator Award recognizes individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education.
Jul 1, 2019
Professor Emeritus Warren Dick's vision and leadership to establish a new environmental and agricultural university and training center in Ethiopia is featured in a recent article, “Train a Farmer, Feed a Nation: Launching a New Ag University in Ethiopia” by Tracy Hmielowski.
The article appears on the cover of CSA News and describes efforts by Dick and board members to launch The Bethel Environmental and Agricultural University and Training Center, or BEAUTC.
CSA News is a magazine of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.
Jun 19, 2019
Research led by School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Christopher Tonra is featured in the June 19 Ohio State News release, "A songbird’s fate hinges on one fragile area." The news release highlights the findings of a study published by Tonra and colleagues in the journal The Condor: Ornithological Applications. Using geolocators the team tracked Prothonotary Warblers (a migratory songbird experiencing population decline) from six breeding sites in North America to determine where they go and what challenges they face during their annual migration.
Read the full Ohio State News release to learn more about their findings here and the implications for bird and habitat conservation.
The Ohio State News release was authored by Jeff Grabmeier.
Jun 18, 2019
Learn about how a new underground pipeline installed last spring at the Three Creeks Metro Park sparked a new partnership opportunity to do something beneficial for pollinators in the latest SENR From the Field post, "Developing Pollinator Habitat" authored by Gabriel Karns, visiting assistant professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Jun 17, 2019
A new article, led by Mažeika Sullivan, associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and director of the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The piece highlights how the new proposed waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, which administers the Clean Water Act, fails to consider the best available science and if enacted could put millions of acres of wetlands and miles of streams at risk, with severe consequences to environmental quality and human well-being.
Jun 11, 2019
Ohio State News published a story, "A deadly strike for migrating birds" on efforts by students and faculty at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative to learn more about and prevent deadly collisions for migrating birds. The story informs and describes student engagement in Lights Out Buckeyes, a project launched last year by School of Environment and Natural Resources students Kandace Glanville1 and Tyler Ficker and sponsored by the Ohio State Ornithology Club, that aims to learn more about window collisions and assess the scope of the problem on the Ohio State campus. The project seeks to answer questions such as: How many birds are victims of these collisions? Are some buildings attracting more collisions? And, is there any way to help prevent these usually deadly window strikes?
Kandace graduated in May 2019 with a degree in wildlife science, but is still an active Lights Out Buckeyes volunteer.