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Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab

Welcome to the Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab!

The Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory (TWEL) works to contribute information and expertise to support effective stewardship of Ohio's wildlife resources and promotes understanding of ecological and social factors that effect wildlife and natural resources nationally and internationally.

TWEL fulfills the land grant mission of The Ohio State University by:   

  • Conducting research to support stewardship of wildlife resources.
  • Providing information and professional expertise.
  • Engaging stakeholders.
  • Educating and training current and future wildlife biologists                

TWEL is a cooperative venture between the following:

  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife
  • OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Ohio State University Extension
  • Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
  • Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration

 

News

Bob Gates at podium with award.

Dr. Robert Gates, associate professor of wildlife ecology and management in the School of Environment and Natural Resources recognized for outstanding contributions to wildlife research and management in Ohio. ...

Coyote in a crate fitted with a GPS collar.

Wildlife researchers have completed a study that may settle the question of why, in October 2009, a group of coyotes launched an unprovoked fatal attack on a young woman who was hiking in a Canadian park.  By analyzing coyote diets and their...