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  1. Catch up on the latest podcast: Between the Green

    Feb 22, 2018

    Catch up on the latest episode of Between the Green! This podcast for The Lantern is available for listeners interested in environmental topics and sustainability. Between the Green is created and hosted by Ris Twigg, a 4th year in SENR. Twigg is also an assistant photo editor for The Lantern. 

  2. The Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, designed especially for landowners in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, is set for March 17 near Cincinnati. (Photo: Red trillium, Joshua Moore, iStock.)

    Learn How to Keep Woods and Wildlife Healthy

    Feb 22, 2018

    The emerald ash borer (EAB) has killed millions of ash trees in Ohio, the Midwest and eastern North America, including possibly yours. But there are ways to help your woods bounce back.  For starters, you should scout for invasive plants on a regular basis, said Kathy Smith, forestry expert at The Ohio State University. If you find any, you should root them out.  With fewer trees in your woods and more gaps in the canopy, “the concern is that non-native invasive species can quickly get out of hand,” Smith said. She named buckthorns, honeysuckles, garlic-mustard and kudzu as a few of the many invaders you should watch for.Woods hit by ash borers also may need selective thinning, seedling planting and changes in the owner’s management goals, Smith said, all depending on how many ash trees died and what kinds of trees remain. Harvesting timber may need to be reduced in some cases.  Smith will speak on the topic at the Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop near Cincinnati on March 17. The event offers 15 sessions on subjects including birds, bats, trees, bees, ponds, and timber and wildlife management. It’s for landowners in the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana tri-state region. It’s also for anyone else interested in conservation.

  3. Research on role of health insurance, farm viability and the agricultural economy part of Feb. 12 Politico briefing.

    Politico features faculty member’s research on farm viability

    Feb 15, 2018

    Research faculty member Shoshanah Inwood is conducting on the role of health insurance, farm viability and the agricultural economy is included in a recent Politico briefing on agriculture and food policy. The briefing draws on data from a study of farmers and ranchers in 10 case study states across the United States and recently published in Choices, which finds that health insurance is an important risk management strategy with implications for economic development and quality of life in the agricultural sector.

  4. Thomas Delomas awarded Presidential Fellowship.

    Graduate student awarded Presidential Fellowship

    Feb 13, 2018

    Thomas Delomas, a PhD student in the Fisheries and Wildlife Science specialization area in the School of Environment and Natural Resources has been awarded a Presidential Fellowship by the Graduate School at The Ohio State University.

  5. New podcast available on sustainability. Image Credit: Ris Twigg

    Catch up on the latest podcast: Between the Green

    Feb 12, 2018

    A new podcast for The Lantern is available for listeners interested in environmental topics and sustainability. The new podcast, Between the Green is created and hosted by Ris Twigg, Matt Griffin, and Rachel McDevitt. The co-hosts are all undergraduate students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Twigg is also an assistant photo editor for The Lantern. This second installment covers sustainable transportation.

  6. Suzanne Gray, a faculty member in the SENR elected to serve as President-Elect of Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

    Faculty Member Elected to Serve in Fisheries Leadership Role

    Feb 8, 2018

    Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Gray, who was elected to serve as President-Elect for the Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society at this year’s Annual joint meeting of the Ohio Aquaculture Association and the Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, held on 26–27 January 2018 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. The mission of the Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is "to promote conservation of fisheries and aquatic resources by providing information, professional services, and opportunities for aquatic stewardship to Ohio’s fisheries professionals, educators, students, and conservationists."

  7. A second volume of Environmental ScienceBites written by undergraduate students at The Ohio State University is now available on Apple iBooks.

    Environmental ScienceBites Back

    Feb 7, 2018

    A second volume of Environmental ScienceBites written by undergraduate students at The Ohio State University is now available on Apple iBooks. The 172-page e-book is for those interested in learning about and discovering sustainable solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges.  Published January 31st – the free open textbook edited by School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) e-learning educators Ella Weaver and Kylienne Clark Shaul and SENR alum Travis Shaul is a compilation of student-authored chapters that describe and investigate critical environmental issues important to students at The Ohio State University. 

  8. Visit The Urban Coyote Research Project's refreshed website.

    Refreshed Website for the Urban Coyote Research Project

    Feb 5, 2018

    The Urban Coyote Research Project recently refreshed its’ online presence with a new look and a new opportunity to stay engaged with the project through their featured field notes. The goal of the refreshed website, according to Stanley D. Gehrt, director of the project and professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University continues to be to provide reliable information for the public, agencies, and other decision –makers and will share findings from the project’s long-term research and monitoring program on urban coyotes.

    Visit the website at https://urbancoyoteresearch.com/ to learn all about coyotes and discover what the researchers are learning about urban coyote ecology and management.

  9. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 39th annual conference, featuring sustainable and organic ways to grow food, is Feb. 15-17 in Dayton. (Photo: iStock.)

    Faculty presenting at upcoming Ecological Food and Farming Conference

    Feb 5, 2018

    How certain natural microbes can help crops grow better and faster.  How to make contaminated soils, sometimes present in cities, healthy for urban farming.  How a new perennial grain could have double uses, as food for people and forage for livestock, and also double benefits, helping soil and water.  Those will be some of the topics when experts from The Ohio State University join the speaker lineup at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 39th annual conference, Feb. 15-17 at the Dayton Convention Center.  Called Ohio’s largest conference on sustainable food and farming, the event offers nearly 80 hour-and-a-half workshops on organic farming and related topics, including 10 with speakers from Ohio State. One track of workshops is especially for beginning farmers.

  10. Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP)

    Today is World Wetlands Day!

    Feb 2, 2018

    Today, February 2nd is World Wetlands Day! Wetlands are important landscape features that provide numerous beneficial services for people and wildlife. For example, wetlands protect and improve water quality, provide flood protection, and harbor high levels of biodiversity.  This year’s theme is “Wetlands for a sustainable urban future”: http://www.worldwetlandsday.org. Did you know we have our own internationally-recognized urban wetland complex on the north end of The Ohio State University's Columbus campus? At the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP), we integrate teaching, research, and outreach on water quality in wetlands as well as in streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal ecosystems. Find out more about the ORWRP here

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