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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



Coyote 1288 on a bridge in Chicago is featured in National Geographic magazine. Photo by Corey Arnold.

What does it take to capture an iconic wildlife image –appearing on covers of an iconic magazine with a worldwide readership and in circulation for over 130 years? ...

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. ...