Post Tagged with: "environmental and plant biology news"

Thompson Writes about Green Roof in Living Architecture Monitor

Schoonover Green Roof in August 2020. Photo: Maddy Salyer (Scripps College photojournalism major)

Dr. Kim Thompson authored a story headlined Green Roof Offers Learning Opportunities at Ohio University in the Living Architecture Monitor. Thompson, associate professor of instruction in Environmental & Plant Biology, also leads the Sustainable Living Hub at OHIO. In the article, she describes how the green roof project came together […]

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April 6, 2021 at 12:50 pmFaculty in the News In the News

New Houses on Campus: Because Bats Need Sustainable Living Spaces, Too!

Mikayla Schuyler and Dr. Kim Thompson put a roof on a bat house. Photo by Laura Bilson

From Ohio University News The Ohio University Sustainable Living Hub has added housing to its project list—students are putting up six bat houses around campus in the next few weeks. “Many people may be afraid of bats, especially when they find their way into your home or dorm, but they […]

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April 1, 2021 at 5:12 pmNews

Plant Biology Student Gets Student Enhancement Award for Research

Dasmeet Kaur

From Ohio University News An Environmental & Plant Biology graduate student is among 21 students receiving Ohio University Student Enhancement Award funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. The Student Enhancement Awards are funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity […]

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March 29, 2021 at 11:46 amNews Research

Sylvi Oh Wins Garden Club Award for Summer Work on Migratory Birds, Herbs and Forests

Sylvi Oh

Ohio University graduate student Sylvi Oh will be spending the summer studying how effective migratory birds are in spreading herb seeds that can help forests recover after human disturbance. Oh was awarded The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany from the Garden Club of America. The […]

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March 26, 2021 at 4:33 pmNews Research

4 A&S Faculty Get Seed Money for New Research Projects

Dr. Harvey Ballard

From Ohio University News The Ohio University Research Committee selected five proposals—including four from College of Arts & Sciences faculty—for funding during its fall 2020 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $39,438. The program, which is funded by the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, provides seed money for […]

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January 25, 2021 at 8:42 amNews Research

Green Roof Project Provides Classroom Materials for Faculty

Russ College Mechanical Engineering Students, Kyle and Joel, build a prototype of a green roof model that will be donated to a local school. Photo: Steel Brooks, Scripps College graduate student (2021).

 The Ohio University green roof project continues to engage students in research, education, and communications initiatives—and now offers classroom materials that can be used by faculty. “Weight limits on the green roof prevent us from making the space open to the community, but faculty and students continue to make […]

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January 15, 2021 at 10:52 amNews

Gar Rothwell Continues Uncovering the History of Plant Life on Earth

Dr. Gar Rothwell

Alumni, Colleagues Celebrate Rothwell’s Discoveries about Plant Evolution Distinguished Professor Emeritus Gar Rothwell just keeps discovering new things. That’s because he keeps looking. Rothwell may have “retired” from Ohio University in 2010, but he has continued his work, contributing an additional 62 scientific studies since that time, including 11 journal articles […]

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November 17, 2020 at 10:25 amNews Research