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Whitman stands next to one of the signs marking the Maromizaha forest boundary. The sign depicts a lemur of the species Indri indri, the largest remaining lemur species. Multiple groups of Indri live in the Maromizaha forest. 

Karie Whitman knew her professional development in Madagascar last summer was too fruitful to not return. However, she also knew she would need to find significant financial support for future research. Thanks to a Graduate Student Senate travel grant, she is one step closer to that goal. Read More

Dr. Sarah Davis, assistant professor at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, has been published in the October 2015 issue of the New Phytologist. The journal publishes timely research on the broad principles of plant science, and Davis’s article addresses large-scale analyses of the environmental impacts of agriculture. Read More

Derek Kauneckis, associate professor in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, has been invited to the Global Network of Long-Term Observatories on Mountain Social Ecological Systems (GNOMO) workshop at the Rocky Mountain National Laboratory in Gunnison, Colorado. Read More

Sharing insights in multiple formats is an approach students are developing in the Environmental Studies Program at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Grace Keyes, a Voinovich Scholar and Environmental Studies certificate student, provides the latest example with her post “Building Climate Resilience in Conflict-Affected States: A Neglected Agenda” on the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat. Reposted below, Keyes’ writing in this policy friendly form gives readers easy ways to further explore these complex climate change and security research topics. Keyes will be visiting the Washington-based Wilson Center next month as part of the Voinovich School’s transboundary conservation and peacebuilding study abroad program in the Balkans. Read More

During her two years at Ohio University, Tess Phinney has devoted herself to university sustainability. Much of that hard work paid off last month when she and the Office of Sustainability received a "Silver" rating on the Sustainability, Track, Assessment and Rating Systems (STARS) Report. Read More

Jen Bowman, a senior environmental project manager at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, offered a class over spring break on methods and equipment used for gathering and assessing environmental data from the field. Her plan was to spend four hours outside every day. However, when Athens had a level 3 snow emergency, she had to adapt. Read More

Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability is proud to announce that the University has received a “Silver” rating on its first Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System report. Read More

Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will partner with several universities across the country in an environmental study on tribal lands. The partnership stems from a $4.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to integrate research and Extension to help Great Basin and Southwestern tribal communities develop plans, policies and practices for sustainable agriculture and water management. Read More

The archives at Alden Library hold vast troves of materials that many students don’t get a chance to explore. This year, the Voinovich Collections Fellow, Geoff Dabelko, aims to bring those materials out of the archives and into the classroom. Read More

Dr. Alex Dehgan, a world renowned entrepreneur, expedition leader, diplomat and development official -- specializing in creative science, technology and leadership -- recently visited Ohio University’s Voinovich School and Environmental Science Program. Read More