Research in the News

Recent papers have shown the bird populations are declining. Could this be due to birds in urban areas being exposed to higher levels of mercury than their rural counterparts? Read more about this study and its findings here:


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Koalas were killed by record Austrialian wild fires jeopardizing the survival of some populations. Read here about other species placed at risk by the fires in the United States and Australia:



The Trump administration turned a blind eye to the science on how water connects landscapes, from ridges-to-reefs, thereby both performing ecosystem functions and providing ecosystem services, including water quality improvement, flood control and fish and wildlife support. See several articles here related to the new policy as well as specific info regarding Ohio’s rivers:



Estuaries are particularly susceptible to this type of lighting since they often sit adjacent to large cities like New York, Washington and New Orleans, but even many protected areas in the United States are affected by artificial light, Sullivan said, and artificial lighting in general is projected to increase 6% per year globally, including in some less developed parts of the world which remain relatively dark at night.




You might know Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory for its bucolic fields, farm-style buildings and grazing cows. A closer look reveals cutting-edge research and technology and a rich rural classroom on a bustling urban campus.


  • “Bumper Crop”, Ohio State Alumni Magazine by Elizabeth Tarpy Alcalde, August 2019:



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