Chris Tonra, assistant professor of avian wildlife ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources is quoted in The Columbus Dispatch article (June 19), “Global warming impacts everything from birds to allergies.” The article discusses the impact higher average temperatures and changes in precipitation is having on nature and in particular growing seasons, ranges of birds, plants, insects, and coral reefs. Read the full story here.
Who We Are, on the website of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, features Rattan Lal, a distinguished professor at The Ohio State University and director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center. The story chronicles Professor Lal’s 50 years of scientific work and contributions to soil science.
Kristi Lekies, an associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resourceswas awarded an Office of International Affairs Academic Enrichment Grant for travel to Germany in Autumn 2018. She will be working with the Institute for Applied Research on Childhood, Youth, and the Family (IFK) at the University of Potsdam, visiting research centers, and networking with higher education programs in the natural resources field. In the mid-1990’s, Kristi conducted her dissertation research on rural youth in the state of Brandenburg, which was part of the former East Germany. Her work with IFK will focus on a 20-year follow up study to understand changes in rural communities and life opportunities for youth over time.
Thirty Ohio State students and faculty are the recipients of the 2017-2018 Academic Enrichment Grants, enabling them to conduct research over the next year in a variety of international locations. The grant competition, with separate tracks for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty, is supported by the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Research and the Office of Undergraduate Education. Read more about the grant and awardees.
Rattan Lal, Professor and Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, School of Envrionment and Natural Resources is one of three CFAES faculty members, who have have been awarded international research fellowships through USDA's Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. By working with a distinguished visiting international scholar from a developing or middle-income country, these CFAES faculty will broaden their own network of international collaborators as well as focus on long-term research endeavors that promote improved food security and economic growth.
Continuum, the news publication from the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, features an article highlighting the college's focus on water. Associate Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources Mazeika Sullivan is featured prominently for his work with the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, as well as assistant professors Kris Jaeger and Suzanne Gray. The Ohio Watershed Network is also featured as a program targeting water quality.