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  1. School of Environment and Natural Resources doctoral student Marisol Becerra and faculty member Dr. Kerry Ard are co-authors on new article in Diabetes Care.

    Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Diabetes Disparities examined in new article

    Dec 6, 2017

    Findings from a study co-authored by School of Environment and Natural Resources doctoral student Marisol Becerra and faculty member Dr. Kerry Ard are featured in the November 29th edition of Physicians Briefing. The article, “Disparities in Environmental Exposures to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Diabetes Risk in Vulnerable Populations” in the journal Diabetes Care reviews the evidence linking unequal exposures to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals with racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diabetes disparities in the U.S. and social forces promoting these disparities; and explores potential interventions.

  2. Harmful Algal Blooms Impact on Recreational Walleye Fishery Grant Awarded

    Oct 23, 2017

    Suzanne Gray, assistant professor of aquatic physiological ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources is one of seven recipients of research funding through the 2018-2020 Ohio Sea Grant research grants program.  Dr. Gray and her lab will study and assess the impacts of harmful algal blooms on the recreational walleye fishery in Lake Erie. Read the full story on funded projects here.

  3. Magnetic bacteria are the focus of a study funded by a $330,000 NSF grant being done by CFAES professors Brian and Steven Lower and Ohio State physics professor Ratnasingham Sooryakumar. (Photo: Flickr)

    Studying Bacteria that Follow the Earth’s Magnetic Field

    Oct 9, 2017

    Magnets in bacteria?  Brian Lower stumps a lot of people when he first mentions magnetic bacteria. So he’ll take out a pen and draw them. Or he might show a video of them moving about a screen, appearing as ants. When a magnet is placed nearby, they immediately align close to the magnet, like soldiers milling about then suddenly called into a lineup.  As intriguing as they may be to watch, magnetic bacteria also have potential for practical use to send cancer-fighting drugs to a particular part of the human body and to store a signficiant amount of data on a small chip.

  4. A midwest cornfield

    As nations tilt toward deglobalization, Ohio State will study how food, energy and water systems in the Great Lakes region might be affected

    Sep 20, 2017

    SENR faculty members Doug Jackson-Smith and Robyn Wilson are part of a highly collaborative team of Ohio State researchers who will study how food, energy and water systems in the Great Lakes region might be affected as nations tilt toward deglobalization. 

  5. Sssselebrities to follow on Twitter

    Sep 20, 2017

    Follow radiotagged endangered Timber Rattlesnakes on this Twitter feed, run by SENR's Peterman Lab, to keep on what these snakes in south east Ohio are up to!

    Article originally published in CFAES' On Sustainability, written by Kurt Knebusch

  6. An Ohio State University researcher is part of a new $750,000 project to determine whether conservation incentives provided by the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative(GLRI) are meeting one of their goals: to get more farmers to adopt measures that preserve water quality.  Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), will co-lead the pro

    CFAES Researcher Part of New Project Studying Conservation Incentives, Farming Practices

    Sep 18, 2017

    An Ohio State University researcher is part of a new $750,000 project to determine whether conservation incentives provided by the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative(GLRI) are meeting one of their goals: to get more farmers to adopt measures that preserve water quality.

    Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), will co-lead the project’s social component along with Stephen Gasteyer of Michigan State University.

    The overall leader of the two-year project, called Researching Effectiveness of Agricultural Programs, or REAP, is the binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  7. Bird species identified in the U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Bird Atlas are behind an award winning new interactive art installation, “Orbacles” on display through the month of July in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo credit: Dianne Iverson)

    Winning interactive art on display informed by bird species identified as part of Climate Change Bird Atlas

    Jul 10, 2017

    Bird species identified in the U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Bird Atlas are behind an award winning new interactive art installation on display through the month of July in Minneapolis, MN.  The installation, “Orbacles” by MINN_LAB won Minneapolis’ 2017 Creative City Challenge. 

  8. Environmental Science major, Kevin Fisher received the RAS “Yellow Book” Undergraduate Student Travel Grant at Aquaculture America 2017.  Kevin Fisher with Dr. Jim Ebeling (shown to Kevin’s left), the sponsor of the Travel Grant, Dr. Gef Flimlin (far left), Rutgers University and Past-President, US Aquaculture Society, and far right is Dr. David Cline, Auburn University, current President of the US Aquaculture Society.

    Aquaculture Research at Ohio State Represented at International Conference

    Apr 9, 2017

    Faculty and students from the School of Environment and Natural Resources recently presented their aquaculture research at the Aquacutlure America 2017 conference in San Antonio, TX. The conference is the only major national aquaculture conference held in the U.S. Students from SENR had the honor of being recognized for their work at the conference. 

     

     

     

  9. A recent article in The Columbus Dispatch highlights the growing focus on global teamwork.

    Global Teamwork focus of Columbus Dispatch article

    Mar 6, 2017

    A recent article, "Ohio State study: Global teamwork on scientific research growing," in The Columbus Dispatch highlights the growing focus on global teamwork and features School of Environment and Natural Resources Professor Rattan Lal's leadership and engagement in global scientific research. 

  10. Do backyard feeders help — or possibly hurt — birds like this northern cardinal? A new study of nesting success says the answer is complicated. (Photo: iStock.)

    Feeding Your Feathered Friends? Study Finds Complex Relationships Among Bird Feeders, Predators and Nest Survival

    Feb 7, 2017

    Backyard bird lovers may want to take note: Putting out feeders full of seed may also attract predators that eat eggs and nestlings. But the feeders may also help satiate predators so they’re less likely to target nests.  In a new study published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications, scientists from The Ohio State University and Cornell University investigated the consequences of supplemental bird food on predator-prey relationships.

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