What are snot otters, why do we want them around, and how are we working to help them? Find out when Stone Lab’s 2018 Guest Lecture Series continues this evening, Thursday, June 21. Continue reading
Secrest Arboretum, part of CFAES’s Wooster campus, is hosting a free Guided Summer Walk on Friday, June 15.
Led by CFAES plant experts, the event, according to its website, will “call your attention to seasonal treasures and best practices for the landscape.”
Admission is free. It’s from 2-3:30 p.m. starting at the Seaman Orientation Plaza. Learn more.
Stone Lab’s summer guest lecture series will kick off on Thursday, June 14. The topics: climate change and presumably trees.
“We’re taking advantage of something plants have been doing for millions of years” — evolving chemicals to defend themselves from pests — “to hopefully get a leg up on mosquitoes.”
So says CFAES scientist Pete Piermarini, pictured, explaining a recent study. In it, he and scientist Liva Rakotondraibe of Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy discovered a possible new mosquito-fighting chemical in a plant from Madagascar.
Read the full story. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)
Ohio State’s Student Farm is an “amazing place for students to learn how to grow their own food while getting more in touch with the environment.”
So says Maria Fredericks, an environmental policy major in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and the farm’s outreach coordinator. She’s quoted in a story about the farm on the CFAES Stories website and speaks in the video above. Tasty extra: Find out about the farm’s CSA and farm stand.
Birds are “incredibly important in the overall functioning of various ecosystems,” says EnvironmentalScience.org.
On Saturday, June 9, you can see birds functioning within the specific ecosystem of CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum. Members of the Greater Mohican Aududon Society will lead a guided bird walk there from 9-11 a.m. Admission is free. The arboretum is on CFAES’s Wooster campus.
Get details. (Photo: Scarlet (but not much gray) tanager, iStock.).
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual Lake Erie harmful algal bloom forecast is set for July 12 at CFAES’s Stone Lab at Put-in-Bay. You also can attend by webinar.
“Simply moving across the slick, gloopy wetlands was difficult.”
So says an article about how Ohio Sea Grant- and CFAES-affiliated researchers are helping The Nature Conservancy to (1) improve water quality and (2) give homes to fish and wildlife by restoring a large marshland near Lake Erie. (Photo: iStock.)
Essentially all the winning research in CFAES’s 2018 Graduate Student Poster Competition, shown here, had connections to sustainability, whether agricultural, environmental, economic or all three. The competition, held at the April 27 CFAES Annual Research Conference, recognized outstanding research by CFAES graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and research assistants and associates. Check out the list of winners.
Five CFAES and CFAES-affiliated programs will be among the more than two dozen exhibitors at WestFest 2018, a sustainability festival on May 19 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus, specifically its West Campus Quad. Continue reading