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    Making a mark in wildlife sciences

    Nov 20, 2023

    Students, staff and faculty in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) made their mark at The Wildlife Society’s 30th Annual Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky.  

  2. The Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory poster image with a variety of outdoor images, fore example  black bear, snake, turkey, girl with a coyote, etc.

    TWEL celebrates 20 Years

    Oct 3, 2023

    The Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory (TWEL) gathered to celebrate 20 Years of TWEL on September 30, 2023. The gathering brought together Ohio Division of Wildlife Staff and SENR/TWEL faculty staff and students to celebrate the occasion. Learn more >>

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    Team to study combined effect of wolves and drought on human, plant and animal communities on rangeland

    Aug 25, 2021

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Jeremy Bruskotter is a Co-Principal Investigator on a newly funding 1.6 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the combined effect of wolves and drought on human, plant and animal communities on rangeland in Idaho and eastern Oregon. The project is led by researchers at the University of Idaho and also includes collaborators at the University of Michigan and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Learn more about the five-year investment here.

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    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. 

  5. Urban Coyotes Featured in Ranger Rick

    Mar 25, 2019

    The March 2019 issue of Ranger Rick magazine features an informative article on coyotes living in cities and features the Cook County Urban Coyote Research Project led by faculty member and wildlife expert in the School of Environment and Natural Resources Stan Gehrt. The article provides a glimpse into how he and his team of researchers locate, track and study urban coyotes over time.  Read the story here.

    Ranger Rick is a publication of the National Wildlife Federation. 

  6. TWEL and SENR Presentations and Posters

    Sep 5, 2018

    List of presentations and posters at the 25th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, October 7-11, 2018 in Cleveland, OH by wildlife faculty, staff and students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources' Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab. 


    TWEL Contributed Papers

    10/8/18            White-Tailed Deer I

  7. Bird-based Habitat Conservation Workshop with the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture Science Office.

    Joint Venture Launches New Conservation Strategies

    Apr 23, 2018

    The Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory (TWEL) hosted Greg Soulliere and Mohammed Al-Saffar from the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes (UMR&GLR) Joint Venture science office in early April 2018. Greg and Mohammed, along with Drs. Chris Tonra (TWEL) and Robert Gates (TWEL) rolled out the Joint Venture's new waterfowl and waterbird conservation strategies, and discussed the biological foundations of all-bird habitat conservation planning, including the current land bird and shorebird conservation strategies.  There was lively discussion about incorporating human dimensions and ecosystem goods and services goals into the biological planning of bird conservation at the landscape scale during an afternoon session held at the 4-H center on the campus of The Ohio State University.  

  8. Wildlife Specialist in the School of Environment and Natural Resources quoted in Columbus Dispatch article on project to install bat boxes.

    Bat boxes focus of Columbus Dispatch Article

    Jun 15, 2016

    Marne Titchenell, a wildlife specialist with Ohio State University Extension is one of the experts quoted recently in The Columbus Dispatch arcticle on a project to install bat boxes or houses. The article describes residents efforts to install these houses on the North side of Columbus to help with insect control.

  9. National Geographic article features urban coyote research

    Apr 25, 2016

    A new article in National Geographic highlights the urban coyote research Wildlife Ecologist and Associate Professor Stan Gehrt and his team have been conducting in Chicago, Illinois. The article, How Wild Animals Are Hacking Life in the City, sheds light on how coyotes and other species are adapting to life in urban areas. 

  10. Oh, Deer! Workshop Set on Managing Backyard Wildlife Conflicts

    Jul 31, 2015

    Seen coyotes near your home? Do deer eat your shrubs down to nubs? Get tips on what to do in a workshop led by wildlife experts Stan Gehrt and Marne Titchenell of The Ohio State University.  The Good, the Bad and the Hungry: Managing Wildlife Conflicts in Your Landscape is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Wood County Park District’s W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road in Perrysburg, near Toledo. Registration is $35, includes lunch and is needed by noon Aug. 3.