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  1. Image on cover of 2021 Harmful Algal Bloom Project Update

    Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative Update Available

    Sep 27, 2021

    Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of The Ohio State UniversityThe University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), has released the 2021 research findings update for the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI), which seeks solutions for harmful algal blooms in Ohio.

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    Dive into new soils research with the Knowledge Exchange

    Sep 2, 2021

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Christine Sprunger is the featured guest on the latest KX Emerging Research podcast and shares about new soils research she is leading.
    The podcast is hosted by Stacy Cochran and Kim Winslow.

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    Team to study combined effect of wolves and drought on human, plant and animal communities on rangeland

    Aug 25, 2021

    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.

  4. Faculty member guest on Our Ohio Weekly

    Aug 5, 2021

    Faculty member Robyn Wilson was a featured guest on the July 6 program Our Ohio Weekly with Ty Higgins: Ohio State studies the climate and agriculture.

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    This Week in Sociological Perspectives features faculty research

    Jul 7, 2021

    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.

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    Ohio State scientists awarded $1 million USDA grant to study crop-livestock integration

    Jun 15, 2021

    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.

  7. Prothonotary Warbler. Photo credit: Joan Eckhardt

    Migration Research Helps to Inform Conservation

    Apr 21, 2021

    Findings from research School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Chris Tonra and the Prothonotary Warbler Working Group conducted on migration routes of Prothonotary Warblers is featured in Audubon.

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    Faculty member to study air pollution exposure, stress on cognitive function

    Apr 21, 2021

    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.

  9. Dr. Kerry Ard at a superfund site in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

    Sustainability Institute features faculty member's expertise

    Mar 29, 2021

    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.

  10. A tree swallow perches atop a constructed nest box at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park in central Ohio. Photos by Joseph Corra

    Study finds health trade-offs for wildlife as urbanization expands

    Nov 18, 2020

    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 Sullivan of the new study featured in Ohio State News Sullivan is the director 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.