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News article: A watershed moment for U.S. water quality

A new federal rule that determines how the Clean Water Act is implemented leaves millions of miles of streams and acres of wetlands unprotected based on selective interpretation of case law and a distortion of scientific evidence, researchers say in a new publication.

News article: Faculty member appointed to lead new task force for international scientific organization

Dr. Mazeika Sullivan, a faculty member in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University has recently been appointed to lead a new Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force for the Society of Freshwater Science (SFS).

News article: Faculty member interviewed by National Geographic

School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Mažeika Sullivan was recently interviewed by National Geographic on the impacts of the Amazon fires on wildlife.

News article: Opinion piece published in PNAS

Opinion: Science lacking in proposed waters of the U.S. Rule

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 (PNAS).

Event: Leslie Rieck's Graduate Exit Seminar

On Thursday, June 27th at 12 noon in Heffner Building Room 128, Leslie Rieck will present her graduate exit seminar, Associations Between Hydrogeomorphic Characteristics and Biotic Community Dynamics in Urban Streams of Columbus, Ohio, USA.

News article: Nightlights for stream dwellers? No, thanks
Nightlights for stream dwellers? No, thanks Study: Artificial light harms ecosystem health

Event: Joseph Corra's Graduate Exit Seminar

Joseph will present Relationships Among Aerial Insectivorous Birds, Urbanization, Water Quality, and Climate on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the Wetlands Heffner Building Room 128.

News article: Faculty Member Contributes Invited Chapter in New Ornithology Textbook

Along with Dr. Kerri T. Vierling (University of Idaho), Dr. Mažeika Sullivan has recently contributed an invited chapter to Ornithology: Foundation, Analysis, and Application, an upcoming textbook aimed at undergraduate and graduate students.

Event: Alexander Masheter's Graduate Exit Seminar

Alexander Masheter will present Short-Term Effects of Lowhead Dam Removal on Emergent Aquatic Insect Communities in the Olentangy River, Ohio on Friday, July 13th at 10am in Heffner Building Room 101.

Event: Travonya Kenly's Graduate Exit Seminar

Travonya Kenly will present Variability in Ecological Trophic Networks of Aquatic Insects along Stream Nutrient Gradients Thursday, May 8th in Heffner Building (Olentangy River Wetland Research Park), Room 101.

News article: ​Scientists seek diagnostic tool for harmful algal blooms

Identifying high-risk waterways early could circumvent crisis laterThis news release originally appeared on the website of The Ohio State University and was written by Misti Crane.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – 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.

Event: Martha Zapata- Graduate Program Exit Seminar

A Graduate Program Exit Seminar by Martha Zapata will be presented Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 9:30am in Heffner Wetland Building Room 128. Her presentation will be Aquatic-terrestrial trophic linkages across salinity gradients of the Fakahatchee Strand and Ten Thousand Islands Estuary Florida, U.S.A.

Event: Alayna C. Dorobek's Graduate Defense Seminar

Alayna C. Dorobek, MS candidate in Fisheries and Wildlife Science, will present her Graduate Defense Seminar on Short-term Consequences of Lowhead Dam Removal for Fish Community Dynamics in an Urban River System. This seminar will be held at the Schiemeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park.

Event: The Role of Wildfire in Shaping the Structure and Function of ‘Mediterranean’ California Stream-Riparian Ecosystems in Yosemite National Park

A Graduate Defense Seminar by Breeanne K. Jackson, PhD Candidate, Ecosystem Science, who will present The Role of Wildfire in Shaping the Structure and Function of ‘Mediterranean’ California Stream-Riparian Ecosystems in Yosemite National Park. This seminar will be held in 101 Heffner Building, 352 W. Dodrige St.

Event: Adam Kautza's Graduate Defense Seminar

A Graduate Defense Seminar will be presented by Adam Kauzta, a PhD candidate in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, on Monday, August 18, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park in 101 Heffner Teaching & Research Building (385 W. Dodridge St., Columbus). He will present Consequences of Landscape Change on Riverine Food Webs and Aquatic-Terrestrial Linkages.  

Event: Paradzayi Tagwireyi Graduate Defense Seminar

Paradzayi Tagwireyi, PhD Candidate, Ecosystem Science, will present Ant and Spider Dynamics in Complex Riverine Landscapes of the Scioto River Basin, OH: Implications for Riparian Ecosystem Structure and Function on Monday, April 28, at 9:00 a.m. in 460 Kottman Hall.

Event: Goss Graduate Defense Seminar

Charles Goss, PhD Candidate, will present Influence of Forest Fragments on Headwater Stream Ecosystems in Agricultural Landscapes, for his Graduate Defense Seminar.

Event: Graduate Exit Seminar

Clarissa Bey will present her Graduate Exit Seminar at 10:00 a.m. in 333C Kottman Hall. Her presentation is Scale-dependent Environmental Influcences on Freshwater Mussel Assemblages in Big Darby Creek, Ohio.