School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Jeremy Bruskotter is a Co-Principal Investigator on a newly funding 1.6 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the combined effect of wolves and drought on human, plant and animal communities on rangeland in Idaho and eastern Oregon. The project is led by researchers at the University of Idaho and also includes collaborators at the University of Michigan and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Learn more about the five-year investment here.
Faculty member Kerry Ard is a featured guest on This Week in Sociological Perspective and discusses her recent paper co-authored with Kevin Smiley, “Examining the Relationship Between Racialized Poverty Segregation and Hazardous Industrial Facilities in the U.S. Over Time" with UC-Berkeley Professor and host Samuel Roundfield Lucas.
A team of interdisciplinary scientists at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences received a $1 million, three-year grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Inter-Disciplinary Engagement in Animal Systems (IDEAS) grant program to examine the environmental and economic outcomes of a range of crop-livestock integration approaches in collaboration with Ohio farmers to quantify the tradeoffs and synergies of these approaches to help inform and guide decision-making among farmers.
Findings from research School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Chris Tonraand the Prothonotary Warbler Working Group conducted on migration routes of Prothonotary Warblers is featured in Audubon.
Kerry Ard, associate professor of environmental sociology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University received funding through The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities to investigate the synergistic effects of exposure to air pollution and social stressors on race/ethnic disparities in cognitive functioning.
Faculty member Kerry Ard has devoted an extensive amount of research to environmental justice and inequality, the structural causes and ultimate consequences.
Read "Unequal Exposure and Access: The Crisis of Environmental Injustice," a story focused on Dr. Ard's area of research expertise compiled by the Sustainability Institute and shared at a recent Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Green Team event. Find out what environmental justice and environmental inequality are, how they differ, and what has changed since the first federal directive to address these issues.
City living appears to improve reproductive success for migratory tree swallows compared to breeding in more environmentally protected areas, a new five-year study suggests. But urban life comes with a big trade-off – health hazards linked to poorer water quality. “With urbanization expanding worldwide, we are transforming the landscape. And this isn’t going away,” said lead author Mažeika Sullivanof the new study featured in Ohio State News. Sullivan is thedirector of the Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at Ohio State. “My lab is looking at how urbanization affects multiple responses of ecosystems – what those changes are and quantifying them, but also seeing what this tells us about how we can manage and conserve ecosystems and wildlife in this context.