Faculty Research

  1. Ohio State news story features published research review on behavioral adaptation to climate change by SENR faculty.

    Ohio State News features research review on behavioral adaptations to climate change

    Feb 11, 2020

    Faculty member Robyn Wilson describes the findings of a new research review in the Feb. 10 Ohio State News release, "Adapting to climate change: We’re doing it wrong."  The research review is published in the journal Nature Climate and is co-authored by colleagues in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. 

  2. 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.

  3. New report estimates the “value” of outdoor recreation in Ohio.

    New report estimates value of outdoor recreation

    Dec 2, 2019

    A new report, “Economic Valuation of Natural Areas in Ohio” released Nov. 20 estimates the “value” of outdoor recreation in Ohio, or the amount of money Ohioans and others spend on outdoor recreational trips in Ohio, and the contribution of this outdoor recreation to Ohio’s economy.

  4. SENR Professor Stan Gehrt's research on urban coyotes is featured in the Nov. 29 National Geographic article, " “Coyotes have expanded their range to 49 states—and show no signs of stopping."

    National Geographic features professor’s urban coyote research program

    Dec 2, 2019

    A new (Nov. 29) National Geographic article, “Coyotes have expanded their range to 49 states—and show no signs of stopping” features Stan Gehrt’s nearly two decades of research on urban coyotes and in particular their ability to adjust and adapt to urban environments and the implications this has on their expanding range and co-existence with humans.

  5. Ohio State News features research conducted by faculty member Nicole Sintov on household thermostat interactions.

    Ohio State News features new study on household thermostat interactions

    Nov 18, 2019

    Your characterization of the thermostat war going on in your house is likely to depend at least in part on whether you’re a man or a woman, new research published in the journal PLOS ONE suggests and featured in Ohio State NewsNicole Sintov, is the lead author of the study and assistant professor of behavior, decision making and sustainability in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. 

  6. TWEL Presentations at The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society Joint Conference

    Sep 30, 2019

    Terrestrial Wildlife and Ecology Lab (TWEL) faculty and graduate students are presenting their research at this year's joint conference of The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society, September 29 to October 3, 2019, Reno, NV

  7. 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.

  8. Lake Erie is among the bodies of water in Ohio affected by phosphorus runoff from farm fields. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Attracting more farmers to participate in water quality efforts

    Aug 28, 2019

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Skepticism, more than anything else, is keeping farmers from changing how they apply fertilizer to their fields, according to a behavioral scientist at The Ohio State University.

    Many farmers question whether the conservation measures they are being asked to do, such as applying fertilizer underground rather than on the surfaces of fields, will actually improve water quality in Lake Erie, said Robyn Wilson, a professor in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

  9. 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.

  10. 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. 

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