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  1. Dr. Robyn Wilson

    Faculty member co-author of new NASEM policy brief

    Oct 7, 2022

    School of Environment and Natural Resources Professor Robyn Wilson is a co-author of the latest Rapid Expert Consultation Policy Brief, Engaging Socially Vulnerable Communities and Communicating About Climate Change-Related Risks and Hazards from the Societal Experts Action Network of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Access and download the policy brief and book chapter here.

  2. 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).

  3. ​​​​​​​On WOSU: Faculty member joins lawsuit to overturn directive

    Jan 25, 2018

    Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science at The Ohio State University has joined a lawsuit to overturn a new directive from EPA’s director Scott Pruitt that forbids any scientist with EPA funding from serving on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board. According to the WOSU segment with Clare Roth airing on January 25, Wilson has served on the board for two and a half years and is currently collaborating with other scientists on grants funded through the agency. Read and listen to the segment here.

  4. Robyn Wilson (left) receiving the Chauncey Starr Award, with the 2017 SRA President.

    Faculty Member Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

    Dec 14, 2017

    Congratulations to Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science, who received the 2017 Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Analyst Award at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis held in Arlington, VA.  Wilson was recognized for her outstanding achievement in understanding risk management decisions in agricultural landscapes as they relate to nutrient loss and water quality, and exceptional promise for continued contributions to risk analysis.

  5. The grizzly, or brown, bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is posed to lose protections under the Endangered Species Act. Photo credit:  Jim Peaco, Yellowstone National Park

    Role of bias investigated in listing decisions of grizzly bears

    Jun 23, 2016

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty members Jeremy T. Bruskotter and Robyn S. Wilson are co-authors with Professor John A. Vucetich, Michigan Technology University, on an article recently published in The Conversation. The article focuses on grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) and seeks to gain insight into the role bias may play in listing decisions of species under the Endangered Species Act.



  6. Funding Awarded to Quantify and Predict Ecological Weed Management Strategies among Organic Farmers

    Oct 21, 2015

    School of Environment and Natural Resources Associate Professor Robyn S. Wilson’s new three-year $498,658 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funded grant, "Quantifying and predicting the effects of ecological weed management strategies on organic agroecosystems to inform farmer decision making," will produce a decision support framework for organic farmers that employs science-informed and values based criteria to accurately predict the impact of ecological weed management strategies on soil health, resource competition, management costs and farmer quality of life.

  7. Reception held to honor faculty and staff making a difference

    Mar 2, 2015

    Congratulations to Ms. Susan Burks (nominated by Gina Volpe, Sphinx) and Dr. Robyn Wilson (nominated by Kathryn Connolly, Mortar Board) for making a difference in the lives of their students. The two were honored at the 26th Annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception for Mortar Board Senior Honor Society and Sphinx Senior Class Honorary held last week.

  8. SENR Experts Presenting at Conservation Tillage Conference

    Feb 24, 2015

    This week's Conservation Tillage Conference in Ada, Ohio, is expected to draw more than 900 participants. The program will feature a day-long discussion with industry and university experts on improving Ohio’s water quality, particularly ways to keep phosphorus and nitrogen from impacting water resources. Nutrient management, cover crops and soil health and Solving the P (and N) problem are just a few of the sessions offered at the conference. SENR faculty experts, including Robyn Wilson, Steve Culman and Warren Dick, are scheduled to present their research.

  9. Study: Most Farmers Willing to Take More Steps to Improve Water Quality

    Oct 3, 2014

    Most farmers in the Maumee River watershed that drains into Lake Erie are willing to take at least one additional action to reduce nutrient loss on their farm if they feel like the action will both benefit their farms as well as water quality. That’s according to new research from Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
  10. Surveying the Landscape: Interdisciplinary Research Examines Connection Between Farming and Health of Maumee River Watershed

    Jan 14, 2014

    Northwestern Ohio’s landscape is marked mostly by agriculture, with farms of all sizes stretching across the Maumee River watershed and beyond. A collaborative project, led by Ohio State University, is examining the connection between people’s perception of the health of Lake Erie and the Maumee River watershed, the actual state of these ecosystems, and how both are likely to shift under future influences like climate change.