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SENR Graduate Research

  1. Fish swimming in water

    Cloudy waters causes African fish to develop bigger eyes

    Jun 21, 2024

    Variations in water quality can impact the development of the visual system of one species of African fish, suggests a new study. 

    The research, led by Jai Tiarks, a recent graduate alum in environment and natural resources at The Ohio State University, found that age was a deciding factor in whether fish could successfully cope with new conditions in their underwater environment.  

    The study in the Blue Lips cichlid, a species native to swamps and lakes of Uganda, showed that the eyes and pupil size of young fish raised in cloudy water grew larger than those of fish raised in clear water. This phenomenon happened regardless of the environment each brood’s parents originated from. 

     Learn more about the findings of this study >>

  2. Jo Kingsbury awarded the 2018 International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) scholarship.

    Graduate student awarded Wildland Fire Scholarship 

    Nov 13, 2018

    Jo Kingsbury, a PhD student in the Environmental Science Graduate Program at The Ohio State University has been awarded the 2018 International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) scholarship.  Student essays are evaluated by an international panel of fire science experts and one doctoral level recipient is chosen for this prestigious scholarship.

  3. Graduate students share research at natural history conference

    Mar 2, 2016

    Several graduate students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) recently attended and presented their research at the full-day Ohio Natural History Conference held at the Ohio History Center on February 27.

  4. Doctoral Student Awarded Funding to Study Ohio State Soils

    Feb 1, 2016

    Tania D. Burgos-Hernández, a doctoral student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, was recently awarded funding by The Ohio State University Office of Energy and Environment for the proposal, “Investigating Soil Quality and Carbon Balance for Ohio State University Soils.” 

  5. SENR Symposium Highlights Graduate Research

    Apr 23, 2013

    First-year environment and natural resources graduate students provided overviews of their research proposals at the annual Graduate Research Symposium on April 24th held at the School of Environment and Natural Resources on The Ohio State University campus.