Next week, the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) will explore a similar theme. With food. Discussion. But probably no flaming stemware.
Ohio State, with CFAES’s involvement, has started the new Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education — CHAIRE for short. Read the story.
“Asian carp remain an important threat to Great Lakes fisheries, especially Lake Erie,” says the lede of a Nov. 6 story by the Sandusky Register’s Tom Jackson. The story, covering a recent report by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, looked at the possible negative impacts, should the carp invade, on the lakes, their fish and their fishing. Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program is a member of the network. The program’s Chris Winslow, Tory Gabriel and Jeff Reutter were among the coauthors of the report. Gabriel and Winslow have partial appointments with CFAES.
Ohio has “partridges,” once had partridges and has pear trees. It’s a tale of quirky regional names, of wildlife management and habitat loss, and of the challenges of sustainable fruit production. Read more under the “1st day” heading. (Photo: iStock.)
With cold weather here, WOSU Public Media’s Phil Deoliveira looked at how Ohio beekeepers and their charges get through winter. CFAES entomologist Reed Johnson was one of the experts quoted, speaking on the importance of bees storing enough honey to eat to last through winter. “It’s not freezing to death that kills bees,” he said. “It’s running out of food and then freezing to death that kills them.” (Photo: Johnson in warmer times by Ken Chamberlain, CFAES Marketing and Communications.)
Want to learn more about the environment and sustainability? Three new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), taught by instructors with CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, are available now.
Jeff Reutter, special advisor to Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program, and Jay Martin, a CFAES ecological engineer, commented on Ohio’s recently released Domestic Action Plan 1.0 in a Nov. 19 Columbus Dispatch story. The new plan is part of a bi-national effort to fight Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms.