Faculty News

  1. Faculty Member Wins Research Award

    Jul 17, 2018

    Congratulations to Bill Peterman, assistant professor of wildlife ecology and management in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, who is the 2018 recipient of the Raymond D. Semlitsch Research Award by the Herpetologists' League. The competitive research award supports research on the ecology, evolution, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, with particular interest in research on contemporary questions that helps bridge disciplines and that incorporates manipulative, experimental approaches.

  2. Three SENR faculty recognized for their teaching excellence.

    Excellence Recognized

    Jul 16, 2018

    Three School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty have been recognized for their teaching excellence in higher education. Nicholas Basta, David Hix, and Roger Williams received the 2018 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award at the 2018 NACTA annual meeting in Ames, IA in June.  NACTA is professional society that focuses promoting, recognizing and rewarding excellence in teaching agriculture and related areas at the post-secondary level in North America.

  3. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 39th annual conference, featuring sustainable and organic ways to grow food, is Feb. 15-17 in Dayton. (Photo: iStock.)

    Faculty presenting at upcoming Ecological Food and Farming Conference

    Feb 5, 2018

    How certain natural microbes can help crops grow better and faster.  How to make contaminated soils, sometimes present in cities, healthy for urban farming.  How a new perennial grain could have double uses, as food for people and forage for livestock, and also double benefits, helping soil and water.  Those will be some of the topics when experts from The Ohio State University join the speaker lineup at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 39th annual conference, Feb. 15-17 at the Dayton Convention Center.  Called Ohio’s largest conference on sustainable food and farming, the event offers nearly 80 hour-and-a-half workshops on organic farming and related topics, including 10 with speakers from Ohio State. One track of workshops is especially for beginning farmers.

  4. Donnermeyer is keynote speaker at the First International Rural Crime Conference in Africa

    Donnermeyer is keynote speaker at the First International Rural Crime Conference in Africa

    Oct 23, 2017

    The first International Rural Crime Conference in Africa was held at the Royal Elephant Hotel in Centurion, South Africa, a suburb of Pretoria, on September 27. International speakers included Joseph F. Donnermeyer, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, who presented a global view of farm victimization and its economic, psychological, social and community-level impacts, emphasizing that in the US alone, the value of stolen farm property exceeds $1 billion annually. Dr.

  5. Professor Emeritus Joe Donnemeyer is one of three keynote speakers at the first-ever International Rural Crime Conference.

    Professor Emeritus Keynote at International Rural Crime Conference

    Aug 31, 2017

    Ohio State Professor Emeritus Joe Donnemeyer is one of three keynote speakers at the first-ever International Rural Crime Conference in South Africa Sept. 27.

  6. Kiberu Mutebi, Suzanne Gray, and Tiffany Atkinson during a sampling day at the Ndyabusole swamps in Uganda, Africa. Photo Credit: Suzanne Gray.

    Brown Bag: Linking Water Quality With Aquatic Biodiversity In Rural Ugandan Communities

    Mar 1, 2017

    Assistant Professor of Aquatic Physiological Ecology Suzanne Gray will discuss on March 8 her Water Across the World project, where she works with students in rural Uganda and those in rural Ohio to connect them on issues of water quality in their respective communities. She'll be sharing project at a forum that highlights the work of Ohio State faculty who have had significant experience working in Africa.
  7. New Book Review Editors Team Named

    Feb 22, 2017

    Kerry Ard, assistant professor of environmental and natural resource sociology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University and Associate Professor Kishi Animashaun Ducre at Syracuse University are the new book review editors for the scientific journal Society & Natural Resources (SNR). SNR is the official monthly journal of the International Association of Society and Natural Resources (IASNR). SNR publishes both solicited and unsolicited book reviews and review essays. Visit the journal's website to learn more about submission guidelines for book reviews.

     
  8. A Times Higher Education article features new School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) faculty member, Nicole Sintov. The article highlights the complexity early and mid-career scientists may face in conducting interdisciplinary research and recently published in the journal, Energy Policy.

    Interdisciplinary Approaches and Energy Research

    Jan 30, 2017

    Times Higher Education article features new School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) faculty member, Nicole Sintov. The article highlights the complexity early and mid-career scientists may face conducting interdisciplinary research and recently published in the journal, Energy Policy.

  9. Leaders participate in a forum on genetically engineered crops held at the National Academies of Sciences in Washington, DC.

    National Academies of Science Forum includes SENR prof

    Jan 9, 2017

    Douglas Jackson-Smith, faculty member in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, participated in a Forum of Scientific Society Leaders held at the National Academies of Sciences in Washington DC on December 7, 2016. The meeting was designed to gather leaders of a wide range of scientific societies to respond to a recently released Study on Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects.  Jackson-Smith is a Professor of Water Security and joined OSU in August 2016 as part of the InFACT Discovery Theme hiring initiative. He is incoming president of the Rural Sociological Society and represented the RSS at the forum.
  10. Jeremy Bruskotter, associate professor in The Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources is one of seven scientific experts featured in a new film that raises concerns about removing federal endangered species protections for Yellowstone’s iconic Grizzly Bears.

    New film features scientists’ concerns about delisting Greater Yellowstone grizzly bears

    Dec 27, 2016

    Jeremy Bruskotter, associate professor in The Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources is one of seven scientific experts featured in a new film that raises concerns about removing federal endangered species protections for Yellowstone’s iconic Grizzly Bears.  The scientists describe the current threats facing Greater Yellowstone grizzly bears, make recommendations on recovery efforts and describe public  support for these efforts.

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