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Announcing the Spring 2024 SENR Seminar Series

Jan. 24, 2024
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The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is pleased to share the schedule for our spring 2024 semester seminar series.

Time: 4:10 – 5:30pm
Location: 164 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210
Via Zoom:

Instructors: Dr. Jeff Hattey and Dr. Steve Lyon

The SENR Seminar Series is held during the autumn and spring academic semesters. Speakers address a variety of topics that are relevant to the major environmental problems and natural resource management issues of our day. The seminar series reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the School of Environment and Natural Resources in that a variety of experts contribute from fields as diverse as the humanities and social sciences, traditional resource management disciplines, and the biological and physical sciences.

  • January 25  Research Application: Responding to an Environmental Crisis following the East Palestine Derailment

Matt Teegarden, PhD, CFAES, Lead, Research Strategy and Development Foods for Health; Heather Raymond, MPA, CFAES Water Quality Director;  Hayley Shoemaker, OSU Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Columbiana Co., and Jeff Hattey, PhD, SENR Professor and OSU Extension State Specialist, Soil Management

  • February 8   Degrowth and the role of capitalism to address the climate crisis, Point-Counterpoint

Jeff Sharp, PhD, Professor and OSU Extension State Specialist, Rural-Urban Policy, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Brent Sohngen, PhD, CFAES Distinguished Professor, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

  • February 15   Becoming the Imagineers of Our Sustainable Future

Jim Embry
Sustainable Communities Network, Slow Food USA

  • February 22   Using Behavioral Insights and Experimental Testing to Improve the Adoption and Persistence of Conservation

Kent Messer, PhD, S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Applied Economics, University of Delaware, Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR)

  • March 21   Utilizing GoPros and Video Analysis for Research

Keely Fisher, SENR Doctoral Student, Jessica NeJame, SENR Master Student, and Marijke Hecht, PhD, SENR Assistant Professor of Environmental Education

  • April 18   Research and Experiences in Water Management and Planning

Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, PhD, Deputy Managing Director with the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA), Ministry of Local Government Division, Bangladesh