Ecological Restoration

  1. Ecological restoration specializations at Ohio State are aligned with the Society for Ecological Restoration's Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) program. Image source: https://www.ser.org/resource/resmgr/certification/cerp_logos_and_images/rsz_cerp_aligned_icon.png

    Partnership will help launch careers in ecological restoration

    Jan 6, 2020

    Ohio State’s graduate specialization in ecological restoration and the undergraduate specialization in ecosystem restoration are now aligned with the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) program. It is one of only four certified programs, and one of only two in the US (the other being Virginia Tech).

  2. Members of the ADFER Lab participated in the controlled burn. Shown left to right are Rachael Glover (PhD ENR), Jo Kingsbury (PhD ESGP) and Julie Slater (MS ENR).  Photo courtesy of Matt Davies.

    Controlled Prairie Burn Featured in The Columbus Dispatch

    Mar 20, 2018

    A controlled prairie burn at The Wilds is described via photos and a video feature in The Columbus Dispatch on March 16. Rebecca Swab, director of Restoration and Ecology at The Wilds narrates the video and discusses how their management practices go hand-hand with research on native plant and wildlife restoration efforts. The study is part of a research project with School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) graduate student Rachael Glover to investigate how quickly native grasses regenerate after fire. Rachel is advised by Matt Davies, an assistant professor of in Soil and Plant Community Restoration in the SENR.

  3. Attendees at the Society of Ecological Restoration’s Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter meeting had the opportunity to attend three field trips. Attending the Coastal Wetlands and Dune Restoration Field Trip (L to R) were Dr. Matt Davies, Jo Kingsbury, Rachel Glover, Yuhsan Hao, Julie Slater and Jim Palus.

    Ecological restoration research presented at meeting

    Mar 23, 2017

    School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) faculty and staff presented their research at the Society of Ecological Restoration’s Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter meeting this past weekend (March 24 – 26, 2017) in Grand Rapids, MI.

  4. Meeting Focuses on Role of Ecological Restoration and Sustainability

    Apr 8, 2013

    Starting this Friday, scientists and practitioners will gather in Wooster, Ohio for the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). Dr. Charles Goebel, associate professor and assistant director of the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), and one of the organizers of the meeting noted, "We're excited to be partnering with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) as hosts for the conference. The goal of this years’ meeting, to explore how the field of ecological restoration can assist other disciplines with achieving their sustainability goals and vice-versa, is right in step with the mission of the SENR and OARDC.  The meeting will highlight not only the role of the biophysical sciences in restoring ecosystem structure and function, but also the critical role social sciences play in achieving these restoration goals."