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  1. Blue Jay on a branch

    The role of a mutualism in reestablishing American Chestnut Tree in Ohio

    May 25, 2022

    James Wright, who recently completed his doctoral studies at Ohio State in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) published a paper with SENR faculty Stephen Matthews and Christopher Tonra and Cornelia Pinchot with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, to examine the role of a plant-animal mutualism in the reintroduction of chestnut and regeneration in oak forests.

  2. Recipients of Sustainability Institute Student Grants Announced

    May 16, 2022

    The Sustainability Institute (SI) at Ohio State is thrilled to announce the winners of the annual SI Student Grants for 2022. Students will receive up to $5,000 each for their own innovative research projects in the sustainability field. Ranging from chemical engineering to soil science, each project has the potential to lead to groundbreaking advances in environment, energy, natural resources, economy and community resilience areas.  

  3. 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.

  4. Recent publications by SENR faculty, staff and students.

    Recent faculty, staff and student publications

    Apr 7, 2020

    Faculty, staff and students publish their research in a wide variety of publications in their fields of study. 

  5. 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.

  6. Image by gzu from Pixabay.

    From the Field – TWEL Assessment Informs Award Winning Proposal

    Mar 27, 2020

    The Ohio Division of Wildlife's award winning proposal to develop Ohio public access for wildlife was informed by an assessment conducted by faculty and staff with the Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. 

  7. (Photo:  Getty Images)

    How to talk about the environment with people of either political leaning

    Mar 16, 2020

    It seems intuitive: A social media post or an ad about an environmental issue written in a way that appeals to conservative values will likely persuade conservatives.  But more often than not, messages about environmental issues are framed to resonate primarily with liberal-leaning individuals, said Kristin Hurst, a postdoctoral research associate with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

  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. Student researchers (l to r) Liz Ames, Alicia Brunner and Jay Wright with aProthonotary Warbler tagged for the study. (Photo: Christopher Tonra)

    New songbird research featured

    Jun 19, 2019

    Research led by School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Christopher Tonra is featured in the June 19 Ohio State News release, "A songbird’s fate hinges on one fragile area." The news release highlights the findings of a study published by Tonra and colleagues in the journal The Condor: Ornithological Applications. Using geolocators the team tracked Prothonotary Warblers (a migratory songbird experiencing population decline) from six breeding sites in North America to determine where they go and what challenges they face during their annual migration.

    Read the full Ohio State News release to learn more about their findings here and the implications for bird and habitat conservation. 

    The Ohio State News release was authored by Jeff Grabmeier. 

  10. First place poster winner Gretchen Anchor and second place winner Sarah Scott with Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education Gary Pierzynski.

    Graduate Research Poster Wins First Place

    May 8, 2019

    On Monday, April 22, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) research was on display and celebrated at the Annual CFAES Research Conference. Congratulations to School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) graduate student Gretchen Anchor, who won 1st place in the master's research poster category for, "Impacts of Coyotes (Canis latrans) on White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Behavior and Mortality in the Chicago Region." Gretchen is advised by SENR professor Stan Gehrt.