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  1. Farewell Transmission exhibition debuts on campus this semester.

    Ohio Communities transitioning away from coal explored in new exhibition on campus

    Aug 23, 2022

    A new exhibition Farewell Transmission: Community Resilience amid the End of Coal in Ohio debuts this week (August 23) at the Hopkins Hall Gallery through September 16, with a companion exhibit at Thompson Library Special Collections through the end of February 2023.

  2. Red barn on a farm. Photo: Pixabay

    Medical economic vulnerability and farm resilience

    Jun 6, 2022

    The National Farm Medicine Center released "Majority of farm families worry about major medical expenses, and it could threaten their farm business," which discusses the findings of a published study in the peer reviewed journal, Agriculture and Human Values authored by SENR alum Dr. Florence Becot and faculty member Shoshanah Inwood

  3. A beaver dam (on the left) on the berm/edge of a pond at The Wilds. Photo credit: Rachel Gabor

    Faculty member quoted in Sierra

    May 5, 2022

    SENR faculty member Dr. Rachel Gabor is quoted in the Sierra article, "We Don't Deserve Beavers." 

    The article discusses the connection between beavers and water quality. Dr. Gabor's research examining the role of beavers in remediation of old mine lands is featured.

  4. WATERTODAY Interview with Dr. Steven Lyons

    Feb 25, 2022

    A new interview in WATERTODAY with SENR Associate Professor in Hydrology and Water Resources Steven W. Lyon is available and discusses tile drainage research and the role of best management practices. Read the interview.

  5. Remaining tied to coal mining risks the future viability of Appalachian counties. (Getty Images photo)

    Canaries in a coal mine: Energy transitions in Appalachian coal regions, and a roadmap for the rocky transition out of coal

    Feb 14, 2022

    U.S. coal industry employment fell 94% over the last century and is expected to almost disappear by 2050. As the nation transitions away from coal, regions and communities must learn to adapt.

    A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University is the first to go beyond national trends to analyze how the coal industry affects local Appalachian counties—a coal-intensive region spanning 13 states and 420 counties—and outline policy recommendations to support successful transitions away from coal. Read more.

  6. Optimized Shrub System Field Day

    Innovative Crop Management System for Rainfed Crops focus of Field Day

    Nov 9, 2021

    Farmers, researchers, students, extension specialists and NGOs came together for the inaugural Field Day of the Optimized Shrub System (OSS), an innovative management system developed for rainfed crops in the West African Sahel.

  7. Matt Davies, associate professor of Soil and Plant Community Restoration

    Faculty member awarded funding to improve woodland Pawpaw fruit yield and quality

    Nov 9, 2021

    With a new investment by the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) grants program to develop and promote woodland Pawpaw production practices SENR caught up with Matt Davies, Associate Professor of Soil and Plant Community Restoration and lead investigator on the new project to find out more.

  8. 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.

  9. Microphone with Discussions

    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.

  10. Research News with an image of a graph.

    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.