Research at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park
Research occurs year round at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (ORWRP). We currently have over 10 projects on site, most of which are lead by faculty from the School of Environment and Natural Resources. We accept requests for research on a rolling basis. Read about some of the current research at the ORWRP below, or join us for a tour of the Wetlands to hear more.
Zoe Korpi is a Master’s student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, co-advised by Dr. Christopher Tonra and Dr. Stephen Matthews. Zoe’s research is aimed at understanding the lake-crossing behavior of migratory songbirds. To accomplish this, Zoe tracks birds across the country and much of her work occurs right here at the ORWRP. Several migratory songbird species stopover at the site due to its rich resources and habitat. Her research will help us gain a better understanding of habitat selection and will inform future management of songbird populations. Learn more by watching this video created by the CFAES Knowledge Exchange: