wildlife

  1. Faculty member Mažeika Sullivan was recently interviewed by National Geographic on the impacts of the Amazon fires on wildlife.

    Faculty member interviewed by National Geographic

    Aug 27, 2019

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Mažeika Sullivan was recently interviewed by National Geographic on the impacts of the Amazon fires on wildlife.  It’s likely they’re taking a “massive toll on wildlife in the short term,” says Mazeika Sullivan, associate professor at Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, who has done fieldwork in the Colombian Amazon. 

  2. 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. 

  3. Photo credit:  Jeremy Bruskotter

    Americans' beliefs about wildlife management are changing

    Apr 30, 2019

    Abundant and healthy wildlife populations are a cultural and ecological treasure in the United States. Over time, however, the decisions about how agencies manage wildlife have become highly contested: How should managers handle human-wildlife conflict, endangered species restoration and predator control?   A new 50-state study on America’s Wildlife Values — the largest and first of its kind — led by researchers at Colorado State University and The Ohio State University describes individuals’ values toward wildlife across states

  4. NBC4 Broadcasts Story on Lights Out Columbus

    NBC4 Broadcasts Story on Lights Out Columbus

    Mar 26, 2019

    Lights Out Columbus – an innovative approach to bird conservation that seeks to reduce bird collision deaths during migration, and help building owners and managers to decrease their energy costs was featured on NBC4 ColumbusMatthew Shumar, program coordinator for the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative was interviewed for the story, “Group encourages turning lights off to help migratory birds” and highlighted the efforts of a growing number of partners helping to make sure birds are able to safely migrate through Ohio cities at night.

  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. Aquatic and terrestrial faculty and students will be in attendance and presenting their research at the 79th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference. Photo credit: Jeremy Bruskotter

    SENR Faculty and Students to Present Aquatic and Terrestrial Research

    Dec 31, 2018

    The 79th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held January 27-30, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. The theme of the meeting is "Communicating Science to Fan the Flames of Conservation."

    School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) aquatic and terrestrial faculty and students will be in attendance and presenting their research at the meeting.   View a list of SENR presentations scheduled for the upcoming 70th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference and organized symposia and plenary speakers.

  7. Ruffed grouse. Photo credit: Getty Images

    Could You Find a Partridge in a Pear Tree in Ohio?

    Dec 18, 2018

    In the holiday song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” someone’s true love gives them ... quite a few birds.  Given that the song has European roots — it came from France, apparently, and was published first in England — does it hold up ornithologically in Ohio?  Do the birds in the song live in the Buckeye State?  Here are answers from experts in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University; and from sources including The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio (2016), which has ties to CFAES too.

  8. A Sept. 20 talk at the annual Farm Science Review trade show will look at Ohio’s reptiles and amphibians, such as the leopard frog shown here, and how they help farmers and gardeners. (Photo: Getty Images.)

    Like Good Neighbors, Frogs and Toads Are There

    Sep 17, 2018

    The calls of gray tree frogs remind Marne Titchenell of “summer evenings spent outside watching lightning bugs.” Her favorite snake is the eastern hognose. “It actually plays dead like an opossum,” she says.   But she can’t choose a favorite salamander: “They’re all incredible.” Titchenell is a wildlife specialist with The Ohio State University, and on Sept. 20, she’ll share what she loves about reptiles and amphibians, including why they’re good to have as neighbors, at the annual Farm Science Review trade show near London, Ohio.

  9. 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

  10. 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.  

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