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  1. Coyote in a crate fitted with a GPS collar.

    Reliance on moose as prey led to rare coyote attack on human

    Dec 12, 2022

    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 movement in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the attack occurred on a popular trail, the researchers concluded that the coyotes were forced to rely on moose instead of smaller mammals for the bulk of their diet – and as a result of adapting to that unusually large food source, perceived a lone hiker as potential prey.

  2. Farewell Transmission exhibition debuts on campus this semester.

    Ohio Communities transitioning away from coal explored in new exhibition on campus

    Aug 23, 2022

    A new exhibition Farewell Transmission: Community Resilience amid the End of Coal in Ohio debuts this week (August 23) at the Hopkins Hall Gallery through September 16, with a companion exhibit at Thompson Library Special Collections through the end of February 2023.

  3. New faculty member joins SENR

    Aug 23, 2022

    The School of Environment and Natural Resources is pleased to welcome Dr. Marijke Hecht, who joins SENR as an assistant professor of environmental education.

  4. Faculty in the News

    Coverage of U.N. COP15 summit on land desertification and drought

    Jun 15, 2022

    Coverage of the U.N. COP15 summit on land desertification and drought is featured in Forests News with a discussion of the newly launched Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health (CA4SH) with World Food Prize laureate Rattan Lal, who is distinguished professor of soil science at Ohio State University (OSU), and Kelly Witkowski of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) based in Costa Rica.

  5. Spring blooms on the campus of The Ohio State University

    Faculty granted promotion and/or tenure

    May 25, 2022

    Congratulations to School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty who were granted promotion and/or tenure at the May 19, 2022 meeting of the Ohio State University Board of Trustees. 

  6. Hands holding water and text And Water for All

    New documentary explores water access and affordability in Ohio

    Apr 5, 2022

    A new documentary written and directed by Ramiro Berardo, associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources is available to watch for free on YouTube. The documentary, And Water for All, debuted on World Water Day (March 22) at the Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program followed by a community screening at Studio 35 in Columbus, OH.  

    Watch the film here and read more about the debut here

  7. A new educational documentary features more than 15 Ohioans who are working on water affordability and access.

    Documentary on Ohio water affordability debuts on World Water Day

    Mar 17, 2022

    COLUMBUS—A documentary film that explores the complexities of water access and affordability in Ohio will debut both virtually and in person on March 22, World Water Day.

    The film, And Water for All, was written, directed, and produced by faculty, staff, and students from The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR).

    Building and maintaining the physical infrastructure to deliver high-quality, affordable water to Ohio’s citizens is a costly endeavor, and how to pay for these important investments can lead to heightened levels of social and political conflict. The documentary examines the challenges that governmental and nongovernmental actors will face to secure access to clean, affordable water in the coming decades.

    “With this film, I set out to explore the complex conversations about water affordability across the state of Ohio with the goal of amplifying the voices of those who work toward providing clean, affordable water for all,” said Ramiro Berardo, SENR associate professor of environmental and natural resources policy and the film’s writer and director.

  8. Two water drops and text JWEMPO, which stands for Journal of Water Resources, Engineering, Management and Policy

    Faculty member joins editorial board of new journal

    Dec 9, 2021

    Dr. Steve Lyon joined the editorial board of the newly launched Journal of Water Resources, Engineering, Management and Policy. The journal seeks to raise awareness and empower water stakeholders with up to date water sector information. 

  9. Optimized Shrub System Field Day

    Innovative Crop Management System for Rainfed Crops focus of Field Day

    Nov 9, 2021

    Farmers, researchers, students, extension specialists and NGOs came together for the inaugural Field Day of the Optimized Shrub System (OSS), an innovative management system developed for rainfed crops in the West African Sahel.

  10. Microphone with Discussions

    Unlocking the power of data for climate resilient societies

    Oct 5, 2021

    School of Environment and Natural Resources Associate Professor Steve Lyon recently convened a session entitled “Let citizens with smartphones modernize water resources management” at World Water Week. This year’s global event, with 13,000 participants from 188 countries attending the conference, had the theme of Water Security for All.