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MENR Project Examples

Master of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR) alumni's final project documents are a great source of information and ideas for current and prospective students.



project faculty advisor(s)



W. Ake

Ontic and Ontological Entanglement in Systems & Synthetic Biology Research Technologies : Underlining the Problems with Increasing Biofuels Production
Cathy Rakowski, Joel Wainwright (Geography)

K. Allen

Farming in Alaska: A Look Into the History, Community Outreach, Soils, & Programs in the Mat-Su Valley
Brian Slater, Nick Basta, Earl Epstein

K. Costilow

Radial Growth response of Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum) in Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) Devastated Forests of Northwest Ohio
Roger Williams, Daniel Herms, Kathleen Knight

P. DeSenze

Climate Change and Food Supplies: Sustainability, Social Captital, and Adaptive Capacity as Communities Face Global Environmental Theats
Jeff Sharp

R. Fitchko

An Analysis of Current Business Operations and Framing an Optimal Sustainable Approach for an Ohio State University Café
John Heywood, Jeremy Bruskotter, Greg Hitzhusen

R. Flottman

Beneficial Use of Dredged Material in Ohio as an Upland Soil Substitute: Contaminant Screening
Nick Basta

K. Gelet

Clinton-Como Park Natural Resource Management Plan
Roger Williams, John Heywood

K. Heyob

The Future of Wildlife Management Agencies: Managing for Consumptive and Non-Consumptive Uses
Jeremy Bruskotter

L. Kleinman

Cost Benefits Analysis of LEED Buildings on OSU's Campus
Craig Davis, Qian Victoria Chen (FABE) , Aparna Dial (OSU Sustainability Office)

H. LeBail

Public Perception of Climate Change and Its Impact on Alaska's Marine Ecosystems
Eric Toman

J. Loesch

The Success of an Urban Stream Restoration: Evidence from Aquatic Macroinvertebrates and Water Quality
Mazeika Sullivan

J. Lowe

Evaluation of Northern Tiquipaya Wildlife Refuge Ecotourism Project
Craig Davis, Kendra McSweeney

T. Mohn

Natural Resource Management Plan for Hamilton Road Parkland
John Heywood, Earl Epstein

K. Pfleider-Smeyak

Kid's Conference Coordinator for the Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA) 33rd Annual Conference: Sowing the Seeds of Our Food Sovereignty, February 18 & 19, 2012, Granville, Ohio
Earl Epstein, Stacey Fineran

B. Plasters

Evaluating Ohio's Feral Swine (Sus scrofa) Population
Robert Gates

D. Poole

Potential for Wasterwater Contamination from the Hydraulic Fracturing Process: Prevention, Treatment, Remediation
Nicholas Basta, Stacey Fineran

D. Reed

Policies in the United States Pertaining to Private Possession of Exotic and Dangerous Wildlife
Jeremy Bruskotter, Earl Epstein

M. Staff

Measuring Brownfield Success
Craig Davis, Earl Epstein

I. Wright

Quest for Local: The Challenges and Rewards of Going Local at the University Level
Jeff Sharp, Mark Bennett (HCS)

E. Yoder

Mississippi Gulf Coast Watershed Planning
Tomas Koontz, Jennifer Cowley (CRP)



G. Hnytka

Social Risk Perceptions, Attitudes And Farmer Integrated Weed Management Decisions: An Analysis
Robyn Wilson

J. Murphy

Corporate Social Responsibility And The Marketing Synthesis: How Companies Are Seeing Green
Jeff Sharp

D. Wolfe

Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Invasive Species Program
Richard Moore, Jeff Sharp, Kristi Lekies

B. Zhou

Regulation of Unconventional Shale Gas Development in the United States: Its Implications for China’s Policy-making
Earl Epstein, Stacey Fineran