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.
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.
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."