Marne Titchenell received her bachelor of science in wildlife management and forestry from The Ohio State University in 2004. She continued her study of forest wildlife at OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources, where she obtained her master of science in 2007.
Marne grew up spending time outdoors and enjoying annual family vacations hiking and visiting national parks, which ultimately inspired her love of nature and wildlife. and from these experiences developed a passion for nature and wildlife. As a master's student, she studied the response of bat populations in southern Ohio to shelterwood harvests in oak-hickory forests. The abstract of her project can be viewed on the TWEL web site.
Marne gained experience working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and USDA Forest Service. In 2006, she worked as a naturalist-intern for the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, where she developed a passion for environmental education. In late 2007, Marne accepted a position with OSU Extension and the school as the Wildlife Program Specialist and later in 2023, as the Wildlife Program Director. She works to provide a variety of educational programs, workshops, conferences, and publications centered on wildlife ecology and biology, habitat management for wildlife, and managing nuisance wildlife species.
- Provides an increased level of knowledge and interest among the public in a variety of areas of emphasis including woodland wildlife management, habitat management, human-wildlife conflicts, and the natural history of vertebrates.
- Serves as a resource for and works in concert with other OSU Extension professionals to enhance current programs and to develop new programs in areas of focus.
- Develops and manages the preparation of articles, proposals, electronic media, and educational materials for presentation at conferences, workshops, or in-services.
Areas of Expertise
- Wildlife habitat management
- Wildlife damage management
- Forest wildlife ecology and management
- Ecology and conservation of reptiles and amphibians
- Bat ecology and management
- Non-game species conservation and management
- Attracting Wildlife to Your Woods
- Managing for Wildlife: What You Need to Know
- The Good, The Bad, and The Hungry: Dealing with Wildlife Conflict
- Rural and Urban Deer Management
- Bats: Not Just for Caves, Anymore
- White-Nose Syndrome in Bats
- Forest Songbird Management
- Heard About Herps: Managing for Ohio’s Reptiles and Amphibians
- Impact of Invasive Species on Wildlife
- Monitoring Your Property for Woodland Wildlife
- Landscaping for Wildlife: Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard
- For additional presentations offered by Marne Titchenell, click here.
- Coping With Canada Geese: Conflict Management and Damage Prevention Strategies
- Getting to Know Salamanders in Ohio: Life History and Management
- White-Nose Syndrome: A Deadly Disease of Bats