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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



A group of people learning about turkey habitat management.

The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program and the Terrestrial Wildlife and Ecology Lab partnered with ODNR’s Division of Wildlife to host two wild turkey management workshops for natural resources professionals and landowners.

Ohio Division of Wildlife intern with employee of Ohio Division of Wildlife releasing a Peregrine falcon

The Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab (TWEL) and Ohio Division of Wildlife announce summer internship opportunities.