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  1. Brian Lower Receives 'Coursework Affordability' Grant

    Feb 6, 2014

    Brian Lower, assistant professor in SENR, recently received the Academic Coursework Affordability Grant from the Undergraduate Student Government at OSU to help make college more affordable. Lower teaches Introduction to Environmental Science (ENR 2100) and Soil and Environmental Biochemistry (ENR 6610), and researches environmental microbiology. The grant, worth $1,000, was designed to increase the use of affordable course materials, including the use of technology such as digital textbooks.

  2. Student awardees exemplify collaborative nature of international agricultural research

    Feb 5, 2014

    Capacity building doesn’t occur spontaneously. Nor is it achieved through individuals and organizations acting independently. Two Ohio State graduate students in CFAES exemplified these notions with their recent selection as U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security, a program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).   Patrick Bell, pictured, a PhD student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), and Anna Testen, a PhD student in the Department of Plant Pathology, each were awarded a graduate research grant on Dec. 23, 2013, to fund research that the students have been involved in through ongoing projects with other International Agricultural Research Centers (IARC) or National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS).  
  3. SENR's Stanley Gehrt in the News

    Feb 4, 2014

    Stanley Gehrt, associate professor and wildlife extension specialist in SENR, is an acclaimed coyote specialist and noted authority on urban coyotes. His research, focusing on coyote populations in Chicago, has been featured in several recent news articles.

  4. CFAES Students Gain International Research Experience, and Much More

    Jan 21, 2014

    College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences graduate and undergraduate students since summer of 2013 are part of a research project in Senegal; sponsored by the National Science Foundation Division of Biology within the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) project. Richard Dick, professor of Soil Microbial Ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources directs the $2.6 million NSF PIRE project that is focusing on the Sahel where landscape degradation is causing desertification and seriously reducing food security.  A potential solution is two unrecognized native shrub species that can be intercropped to provide benefits to soils and crops while restoring Sahelian agroecosystems. 

  5. We've got it on our calendar. Do you have it on yours?

    Jan 15, 2014

    The Spring 2014 SENR Seminar Series starts today (1/16). Join us in welcoming Kate Bartter, Interim Director, OSU Office of Energy and Environment, who will present The State of Energy and the Environment at Ohio State. Learn more about the Series here.
  6. SENR's Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab To Participate in Annual Fish and Wildlife Conference

    Jan 15, 2014

    Over four days faculty and graduate students in SENR's Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab will gather with other Midwest natural resource scientists and professionals to share the latest research, management experiences and discuss pressing fish and wildlife issues.

  7. PBS's NATURE Episode Features SENR Faculty Member and Urban Coyote Expert

    Jan 15, 2014

  8. SENR Research in the News: New Life for Dredged Material

    Jan 14, 2014

    Dredging shipping channels is an unavoidable part of harbor maintenance in the western Lake Erie basin. In Toledo, the Army Corps of Engineers removes about one million cubic yards of sediment from the Maumee River each year, washed downstream by heavy rainstorms and agricultural runoff. But once the sediment is removed from the shipping channel, where does it go? Read more to learn about Elizabeth Dayton's efforts to create custom soil blends for construction and landscaping that incorporate dredged material as a main component.

  9. Surveying the Landscape: Interdisciplinary Research Examines Connection Between Farming and Health of Maumee River Watershed

    Jan 14, 2014

    Northwestern Ohio’s landscape is marked mostly by agriculture, with farms of all sizes stretching across the Maumee River watershed and beyond. A collaborative project, led by Ohio State University, is examining the connection between people’s perception of the health of Lake Erie and the Maumee River watershed, the actual state of these ecosystems, and how both are likely to shift under future influences like climate change.

  10. Plan to Delist Gray Wolf Endangers Other Threatened Species, Researchers Find

    Jan 9, 2014

    Scientists say proposal to end wolf protection across U.S. disregards science, history, threats   The federal government’s proposal to discontinue protection for the gray wolf across the United States could have the unintended consequence of endangering other species, researchers say.