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Alumni News | Dawn McCarthy Puts Ph.D. to Work on the Wayne, Helps OHIO Students

Dawn McCarthy

by Kristin Distel As of April 2018, Dawn McCarthy ’08Ph.D. is the Partnership and Community Engagement Specialist for the Wayne National Forest—a position that allows her to put her OHIO coursework to use while engaging with and educating the public. McCarthy, who earned a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the […]

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September 15, 2018 at 7:57 amAlumni

OHIO Student Farm Tomatoes Harvested for Nelsonville Food Cupboard

Margaret Sheskey poses with the tomatoes harvested from the OHIO Student Farm before loading them into her car to transport to the Nelsonville Food Cupboard.

Margaret Sheskey and Flynt Smathers came to the OHIO Student Farm recently to harvest about 400 pounds tomatoes for the Nelsonville Food Cupboard, a food pantry serving all of Athens County. The Nelsonville Food Cupboard strives to have fresh produce, as well as other fresh staples such as eggs, available for […]

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September 10, 2018 at 1:19 pmNews

Vis Named Vice President of International Phycological Society

Dr. Morgan Vis

Dr. Morgan Vis, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, was elected Vice President and President-elect of the International Phycological Society. The society promotes the study of algae as well as fostering international cooperation among scientists and phycological societies around the world and hosts the International Phycological Congress every four years. […]

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September 10, 2018 at 10:46 amNews

Wolf Wins Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Vis Also Presents at Conference

Danny Wolf received the Harold C. Bold Award at 2018 PSA Conference.

Danny Wolf  ’18M.S., a graduate student in Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University, won the Harold C. Bold Award for outstanding graduate student presentation at the Phycological Society of America’s annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada July 29 to Aug. 2. Wolf presented his thesis research, titled “Multi-marker Metabarcoding Assessment […]

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August 27, 2018 at 12:05 pmResearch

Food Studies Kicks Off Fall with Student Farm, Brewing Course

The high tunnel at the OHIO Student Farm.

Food Studies Fall 2018 Newsletter New Name: OHIO Student Farm The Food Studies theme and the Environmental & Plant Biology Department are excited to announce the official name change of the former Plant Biology Research Gardens to the OHIO Student Farm! Located on West State Street, this site is still […]

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August 26, 2018 at 11:26 amNews

Plant Club Offers Hiking, Camaraderie, Conservation and Professional Development

In Zaleski State Forest, an “artist’s conk” mushroom. Photo and art by Connor Hall.

The Ohio University Plant Club is back for another fantastic year of hiking, camaraderie, conservation and professional development. All undergraduates are welcome to join the Plant Club! This group of undergraduate students loves plants and natural areas and members actively communicate about them using GroupMe. They have regular meetings and plan […]

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August 26, 2018 at 9:59 amNews

Snell, Grad Student Present at Ecological Society of America Conference

Sarah Smith presenting at ESA.

Dr. Rebecca Snell, Assistant Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, and graduate student Sarah Smith presented their research at the 2018 Ecological Society of America, Aug. 5-10 in New Orleans. Snell presented a talk titled “Climate change impacts on forests and forest productivity at a regional scale” with co-author Harald […]

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August 17, 2018 at 10:18 amResearch