SENR News Highlights

June 2, 2020

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

Congratulations to Renee Johnston, who is a recipient of The Ohio State University’s highest staff honor – honored for exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service, Renee is an Ohio State Distinguished Staff Award recipient! https://hr.osu.edu/news/2020/05/20/dsa/

Faculty member Doug Jackson-Smith is a co-author on a new rapid response piece in the journal, Agriculture and Human Values Keeping up with the fast‑moving world of crisis management that focuses on food system capacity to manage emergency situations like COVID-19. It is co-authored with the National Academies Board on Ag & NR.  

Two faculty members will lead projects addressing algal bloom impacts on Ohio, which are part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s (ODHE) ongoing Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI).

Track Blooms from the Source: Justin Chaffin (The Ohio State University), James Hood (The Ohio State University), Kaiguang Zhao (The Ohio State University)

Engage Stakeholders: Steve Lyon (The Ohio State University)
Read more about the projects and the HABRI in the May 14 Ohio Sea Grant press release.

The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program is offering tomorrow, Friday, May 29, a webinar as part of their Friday’s Escape to the Forest series on Programs Promoting Healthy Forests and Wildlife – NRCS Funding Opportunities.  Visit this link to learn more and to register. Also, don’t forget to check out the informative resources Ohio Woodland Stewards is posting every Friday!

A NEW! SENR Picks is available! Faculty member Chris Tonra shares some thoughts on eBird – a citizen science project and birding tool from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.


Recordings now available

May 8 -  virtual DAY in the WOODS: Keeping Yourself and Your Woodlands Healthy

https://u.osu.edu/apsley.1/2020/05/27/keeping-yourself-and-your-woodlands-healthy-videos-and-resources-from-may-8-now-available/

May 12 - Sustainability and Ohio Lands: Creating Value for People and the Environment Conference

https://aede.osu.edu/https:/aede.osu.edu/home/sustainability-and-ohio-lands-creating-value-people-and-environment

CHAIRE’s Inaugural Research Symposium is Virtual! On CHAIRE’s website a full listing of abstracts and links to each presentation currently posted to their YouTube Channel is available. Beginning May 27, CHAIRE will feature one presentation per day on our social media pages. Follow the links below for more information and to stay up to date on future opportunities for research, education, and outreach!

Virtual Symposium Page on CHAIRE Website

Virtual Symposium YouTube Playlist


Recent publications

Laub, M., M.S. Demyan, Y. Funkuin Nkwain, S. Blagodatsky, T. Kätterer, HP Piepho, and G. Cadisch. 2020. DRIFTS band areas as measured pool size proxy to reduce parameter uncertainty in soil organic matter models. Biogeosciences, 17, 1393–1413 https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1393-2020

Rapp, C. 2020. Hypothesis and Theory: Collaborative Governance, Natural Resource Management, and the Trust Environment. Front. Commun. 5:28. doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2020.00028


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