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School of Environment and Natural Resources

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SENR at Wooster

The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is represented on the Wooster, Ohio campus of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), by a team of faculty, staff, and graduate students. While the primary focus of SENR at Wooster is research and outreach, faculty and staff are actively engaged with undergraduate and graduate instruction and advising on both the Wooster and Columbus campuses.
At Wooster, faculty, staff and graduate students have access to both well-equipped laboratories and over 2,000 acres of land located near Wooster and an additional 5,000 acres around the state at one of CFAES’s outlying branches. Research and outreach activities are diverse, and support the Ohio State University's Discovery Themes in Food Production and Security; Energy and the Environment; and Health and Wellness. Topics range from agricultural and environmental management, effects of land use change and restoration on both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and the ways in which physical, biological, and human systems interact to change our environment and affect the sustainability of our natural resources.   
Our research labs include the Soil Fertility lab ( and the Center for Community and Working Landscapes (  
Also affiliated with SENR at Wooster is the Service Testing and Research Lab (STAR Lab). This lab supports faculty, staff, and graduate student research across the university and beyond with state-of-the-art analytical testing of soils and sediment, plant tissue, feed and animal tissues, water and storm runoff, compost, manure, biosolids, and soilless mixes

Please call (330) 462-6322 if you have any questions or would like to visit SENR at Wooster.