Two School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) faculty members will serve on a university panel on Ecosystem Services. In November 2015, university leaders at The Ohio State University accepted a comprehensive set of sustainability goals developed by the President and Provost's Council on Sustainability. One of the goals under resource stewardship calls for the university to "double the acreage that provides at least two ecosystem services, by 2025."
Matt Davies, assistant professor of soil and plant community restoration and Gregory Hitzhusen, assistant professor of professional practice in the SENR will serve on the panel. Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) undergraduate major Jimmy Uhland is also serving on the panel.
The panel's charge includes clarifying terms such as "ecosystem services," review acceptable metrics for activities that add to increasing ecosystem acreage, and establish baselines for each metric.