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  1. This vernal pool in Ohio is an example of a non-floodplain wetland that is not protected under the new federal rule. These waterbodies are interconnected in many ways with stream and river networks. Photo courtesy of Mažeika Sullivan

    A watershed moment for U.S. water quality

    Aug 17, 2020

    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 article in ScienceMažeika Sullivan, director of the Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at The Ohio State University is the lead author on the article.  Read more about the new rule and what it means for now-unprotected waters in the Ohio State News release by Emily Caldwell.

     

  2. SENR releases latest impact statements - learn how we made a difference!

    School releases latest impact statements

    Sep 10, 2020

    The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is pleased to release our most recent impact statements. The eight featured statements represent the leadership of our faculty and staff and the successful outcomes of our students and impact of our teaching, research and outreach in 2019.

  3. Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) Webinar

    What to watch: Learn about an App to Report Invasive Species

    Aug 27, 2020

    The Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) App can be used to report and track invasive species. Join OSU Extension specialists in forestry, horticulture, wildlife, and aquatic ecology as they share how to use the app to report invasive species in a new webinar “Great Lakes Early Detection Network: Helping Land Managers Track Invasive Species.”

  4. Scientific Posters

    New textbook available on scientific posters

    Aug 19, 2020

    Ella Weaver, instructional aide in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) published her first textbook - an open-source textbook titled “Scientific Posters, A Learners Guide”.  The textbook is free to anyone.  Weaver published the book with co-authors Kylienne Shaul and Brian Lower.  The textbook will be used in SENR’s Introduction to Environmental Science course (ENR2100).  

  5. Photo: Getty Images

    New fertilizer guide for field crops

    Aug 17, 2020

    Farmers in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan now have a new guide for creating fertile ground for their corn, soybean, wheat, and alfalfa crops. Working with a team of soil scientists and agronomists from across Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan, Steve Culman, a soil fertility specialist with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), led the effort to revise a 1995 guide for fertilizing field crops. The free and newly revised Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, and Alfalfa offers guidelines for how much nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, and micronutrients soil should have to spur high crop yields without jeopardizing water quality. 

  6. Dr. Mazeika Sullivan has recently been appointed to lead a new Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force for the Society of Freshwater Science (SFS).

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

    Aug 4, 2020

    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). This initiative aims to break down barriers for underrepresented groups through a set of intentional and clear actions such as establishing long-term relationships with minority-serving institutions; increasing authorship opportunities for underrepresented scientists; developing a Diversity Mentor program; instituting a JEDI training program for all SFS members; increasing the Society's international profile/membership; and reviewing business practices to increase support of minority-owned businesses. The JEDI Task Force will to work quickly to effect "rapid evolution" in SFS around JEDI issues. Dr. Sullivan was selected to lead this initiative because of his effective and long-term work in broadening participation in science. 

  7. Professor Basta sampling soil in Cleveland.  Photo by Marie Barni.

    Faculty expert provides soil testing guidance in HGTV gardening article

    Jul 28, 2020

    A new HGTV article written by Margeaux Emery, “When to Test Garden Soil for Lead Contamination and What to Do if It’s Present” features expertise provided by Nicholas Basta, professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.  The article shares scientific information and guidance for homeowners and gardeners on the paramount importance of testing soil for contaminants and especially at certain areas, such as former industrial sites or old urban areas being considered for new uses and how to have your soil tested and what the results mean for edible gardening.

  8. Friends, Community and Alumni 2020 Survey

    Don't miss your chance to share your feedback!

    Jul 15, 2020

    Take a moment and share your feedback with us, the School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Environmental Professionals Network on programming topics of interest, communication preferences, interest in engagement opportunities and much more!  Don't miss your chance - our survey closes on July 17, 2020.

  9. SENR News Highlights for early July 2020.

    SENR News Highlights

    Jul 15, 2020

    Early July 2020 News Highlights for the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Find out about recent publications, recognitions and programs offered and much more!

    SENR Highlights

    Aquatic Ecosystems Program Director Eugene Braig is a contributing author on Ohio Sea Grant’s “Make Learning to Fish This Year’s Summer Project.”

  10. SENR News Highlights for late June 2020.

    SENR News Highlights

    Jun 26, 2020

    Late June 2020 News Highlights for the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Find out about recent publications, recognitions and programs offered and much more!

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