OHIO State University


The School of Environment and Natural Resources has excellent research initiatives that integrate the natural and social sciences within the context of natural resource use and management for a sustainable environment. The School’s research portfolio includes broad support from federal and state agencies, private industry, and foundations. The annual recurring budget exceeds $5.0 million, with over $2.2 million in additional resources generated through sponsored research. Examples of major research themes include :

  • Urban wildlife ecology
  • Aquaculture and fisheries management
  • Human behavior and decision making in environmental policy
  • Carbon sequestration and global climate change
  • Forest ecosystem and watershed restoration
  • Sustainable agro-ecosystems
  • Soil ecology
  • Land remediation and by-product utilization
  • Wetland and riverine restoration

Facilities include managed field sites at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio, and at nine outlying stations; office and laboratory space in Kottman and Parker Halls on the Columbus campus and in Williams and Hayden Halls on the Wooster campus; and the 30-acre Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park on the banks of the Olentangy River in Columbus.


Richard DICK
Professor of Soil Microbial Ecology
2021 Coffey Road, OSU
Columbus OH 43210 USA
1 614 247 7605
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