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  1. 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.

  3. Three cows grazing.

    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.

  4. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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    Farming and parenting—a tough juggling act

    Oct 27, 2020

    Raising children on a farm might sound idyllic, but in a national study, most farmers with children under 18 said childcare was a challenge.  Over two-thirds of first-generation farmers, people who had not grown up on farms, reported struggles with childcare, from finding affordable options nearby to finding providers whose childrearing philosophy matched theirs. Even multigenerational farmers, many who live near relatives, said childcare’s affordability, availability, or quality was a problem. Just over half of those farmers reported some type of childcare challenge.  “This is going to come as a surprise to a lot of people who don’t think childcare is an issue for farmers,” said Shoshanah Inwood, an assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) and the lead researcher of the study.

  9. Ohio State Insights interview "Mega-fires: Managing the complexities of climate change and many stakeholders" with faculty member Matt Hamilton

    Faculty member interviewed on complexities of managing fire

    Sep 30, 2020

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Matt Hamilton was interviewed for Ohio State Insights on his research focusing on wildfires and land management — specifically, how people make decisions and what factors are important.

    Read the full interview (a 5-minute read) and learn about some of the broader societal and ecological systems issues playing out in the more than 90 fires raging in the West and what they may mean for the future.

  10. The crater at Diamond Head. (Photo credit: Kevin Fisher)

    Ohio State aquaculture research presented

    Mar 30, 2020

    The aquaculture lab in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University attended and presented their recent research on topics of cichlid, cyprinid, salmonid and percid fish species hybridization, hormonal sex reversal, polyploidy induction, and nutrition at this year's Aquaculture America conference in Honolulu, HI.