faculty in the news

  1. Dr. Mazeika Sullivan has recently been appointed to lead a new Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force for the Society of Freshwater Science (SFS).

    Faculty member appointed to lead new task force for international scientific organization

    Aug 4, 2020

    Dr. Mazeika Sullivan, a faculty member in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University has recently been appointed to lead a new Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force for the Society of Freshwater Science (SFS). This initiative aims to break down barriers for underrepresented groups through a set of intentional and clear actions such as establishing long-term relationships with minority-serving institutions; increasing authorship opportunities for underrepresented scientists; developing a Diversity Mentor program; instituting a JEDI training program for all SFS members; increasing the Society's international profile/membership; and reviewing business practices to increase support of minority-owned businesses. The JEDI Task Force will to work quickly to effect "rapid evolution" in SFS around JEDI issues. Dr. Sullivan was selected to lead this initiative because of his effective and long-term work in broadening participation in science. 

  2. Associate Professor Kerry Ard is quoted in a recent NBC News article

    Faculty Member Quoted in NBC News Article

    Jun 23, 2020

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Kerry Ard is quoted in a recent NBC News article, “In ‘Cancer Alley,’ a renewed focus on systemic racism is too late” by Luke Denne.  Ard, an environmental sociologist, who leads and publishes research on the intersection of environmental inequalities and health disparities notes in the article, “Black Americans are twice as likely to be exposed to the most toxic pollution” and that “African American communities just become like the dumping zones.”  Read the full article on the impact of COVID-19 on Black communities here.

  3. Faculty member Nicole Sintov’s research published in Nature Energy is featured in the Ohio State News release, “Heat or eat? How one energy conservation strategy may hurt vulnerable populations.” 

    Findings from energy conservation study featured in Ohio State News

    Dec 19, 2019

    Faculty member Nicole Sintov’s research published in Nature Energy is featured in the Ohio State News release, “Heat or eat? How one energy conservation strategy may hurt vulnerable populations.”   Lee White, a former postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State, who is now with Australian National University is the lead author on the published research.  According to the published article, the study examined 7,487 households taking part in a randomized control time-of-use pilot in the southwestern United States and found two vulnerable populations, people with disabilities who may be using life-saving equipment and elderly people more sensitive to temperature changes, saw the largest increases in their bills on the time-of-use rates. Read more about the study, the findings and implications for the adoption of time-of-use electricity rates on a large-scale.

  4. Interview conduced with SENR faculty member on better predicting river flows.

    Faculty member interviewed on reducing uncertainties in estimating river flow

    Sep 26, 2019

    Steve Lyon, an associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University was recently interviewed by Fondriest for the Environmental Monitor on his research which seeks to better predict river flows and combines classic monitoring data with new technologies to develop and improve hydraulic modeling for estimating river flows, especially during uncertain and extreme weather events. The research has implications for water professionals charged with managing our water resources.

    Read the full interview here.

  5. Faculty member Mažeika Sullivan was recently interviewed by National Geographic on the impacts of the Amazon fires on wildlife.

    Faculty member interviewed by National Geographic

    Aug 27, 2019

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Mažeika Sullivan was recently interviewed by National Geographic on the impacts of the Amazon fires on wildlife.  It’s likely they’re taking a “massive toll on wildlife in the short term,” says Mazeika Sullivan, associate professor at Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, who has done fieldwork in the Colombian Amazon. 

  6. Faculty member Jeremy Bruskotter is quoted in a recent Time magazine article that discusses rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act and conservation scientists concerns about the impacts on and future of at-risk species.

    Faculty member quoted in Time magazine

    Aug 21, 2019

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Jeremy Bruskotter is quoted in a recent Time magazine article that discusses rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act and conservation scientists concerns about the impacts on and future of at-risk species.

  7. Ohio State News features research conducted by faculty member Kerry Ard on air pollution disparities.

    Faculty research on air pollution disparities featured

    Aug 13, 2019

    Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America – particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, a disparity highlighted in research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York. The nation’s air on the whole has become cleaner in the past 70 years, but those benefits are seen primarily in whiter, higher-income areas, said Kerry Ard, an associate professor of environmental sociology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. Read the full Ohio State News release by Misti Crane featuring Ard's research that examined air pollution and the demographics of the people who lived in 1-kilometer-square areas throughout a six-state region from 1995 through 1998. 

  8. Photo courtesy of Warren Dick.

    Launching a new agricultural university featured

    Jul 1, 2019

    Professor Emeritus Warren Dick's vision and leadership to establish a new environmental and agricultural university and training center in Ethiopia is featured in a recent article, “Train a Farmer, Feed a Nation: Launching a New Ag University in Ethiopia” by Tracy Hmielowski.

    The article appears on the cover of CSA News and describes efforts by Dick and board members to launch The Bethel Environmental and Agricultural University and Training Center, or BEAUTC. 

    CSA News is a magazine of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. 

  9. Ohio State News:  Nightlights for stream dwellers? No, thanks

    Nightlights for stream dwellers? No, thanks

    Dec 28, 2018

    Artificial light at night isn’t just a health problem for those of us sitting in bed scrolling through Instagram instead of hitting the sack — it hurts entire outdoor ecosystems.  When the critters that live in and around streams and wetlands are settling into their nighttime routines, streetlights and other sources of illumination filter down through the trees and into their habitat, monkeying with the normal state of affairs, according to new research from The Ohio State University.  “This is among the first studies to show that light at night has detrimental effects not just on individual organisms in the environment, but also on communities and ecosystems,” said Mažeika Sullivan, lead author of the study, which appears today (Dec. 19, 2018) in the journal Ecological Applications. 

  10. Ohio State News features research on energy-conservation plans

    Ohio State News features research on energy-conservation plans

    Dec 4, 2018

    Ohio State News features new research by School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Nicole Sintov and post-doctoral researcher Lee White on utility customers and their decisions to continue to participate in energy-conservation plans.  The research published this month in the journal Nature Energy finds that decisions to stay in time-of-use rate energy programs among utility customers in the southwestern United States is based more on perceptions about savings versus actual savings.

    Read more about the study and findings in the Ohio State News story written by Misti Crane.

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