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  1. Student researchers (l to r) Liz Ames, Alicia Brunner and Jay Wright with aProthonotary Warbler tagged for the study. (Photo: Christopher Tonra)

    New songbird research featured

    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. 

  2. A native Ohio plant, butterfly milkweed attracts butterflies and is often utilized to enhance pollinator habitat. Photo credit: Gabriel Karns. Photo credit: Gabriel Karns

    From the Field: Developing Pollinator Habitat

    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.

  3. Opinion piece published in PNAS

    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. 

  4. New Ohio State news story describes student efforts to prevent deadly collisions for migrating birds.

    Student project seeks to prevent deadly window collisions

    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. 

  5. Spring 2019 Alumni Connection Newsletter available.

    Spring Alumni Connection Available

    Jun 3, 2019

    The spring 2019 Alumni Connection is available for your reading pleasure! 

    Stay connected on SENR and alumni news and activities - read the latest Alumni Connection newsletter.

  6. Highlights Available

    May 16, 2019

    Highlights, an overview of the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is now available!

    Inside our new magazine, readers can learn more about the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students, as well as the dynamic and impactful research, teaching and outreach programs led by our community of environment and natural resources scientists and professionals.  

  7. First place poster winner Gretchen Anchor and second place winner Sarah Scott with Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education Gary Pierzynski.

    Graduate Research Poster Wins First Place

    May 8, 2019

    On Monday, April 22, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) research was on display and celebrated at the Annual CFAES Research Conference. Congratulations to School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) graduate student Gretchen Anchor, who won 1st place in the master's research poster category for, "Impacts of Coyotes (Canis latrans) on White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Behavior and Mortality in the Chicago Region." Gretchen is advised by SENR professor Stan Gehrt. 

  8. Recognizing Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring

    Apr 30, 2019

    Nicole Sintov, assistant professor of behavior, decision making and sustainability in the School of Environment and Natural Resources received the Office of Student Academic Success—Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry 2019 Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award at a luncheon at the Faculty Club on April 24. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated success in mentoring undergraduates in their research and/or creative inquiry endeavors. Undergraduates are invited to submit nominations that describe how their research mentor has supported and inspired them to grow intellectually as a researcher, encouraged and enabled them to reach their future goals and supported and encouraged them on a personal level. 

  9. Photo credit:  Jeremy Bruskotter

    Americans' beliefs about wildlife management are changing

    Apr 30, 2019

    Abundant and healthy wildlife populations are a cultural and ecological treasure in the United States. Over time, however, the decisions about how agencies manage wildlife have become highly contested: How should managers handle human-wildlife conflict, endangered species restoration and predator control?   A new 50-state study on America’s Wildlife Values — the largest and first of its kind — led by researchers at Colorado State University and The Ohio State University describes individuals’ values toward wildlife across states

  10. Healthy Land-Water Systems Team wins award at the 2019 CFAES Annual Research Conference.

    Healthy Land-Water Systems Wins Multi-disciplinary Team Award

    Apr 24, 2019

    "Healthy Land-Water Systems: Water Quality, Economics, and Human Behavior" won the Multi-disciplinary Team Award at the 2019 CFAES Annual Research Conference on Monday, April 22 at the Nationwide Ohio Farm Bureau and 4-H Center in Columbus, OH.

    Accepting the award were team leaders and faculty members at The Ohio State University - Robyn Wilson, School of Environment and Natural Resources; Elena Irwin, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics; and Jay Martin, Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering.