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Julie Means
Cerulean warblerThe Natural Areas has the potential to house a lot of bird species. I was surprised to see from some 1938 photos how bare the land was and how much has recovered through the process of succession and land protection.
Monica Rakovan
Stream ErosionI am trying to understand what human influences have done to our natural stream systems.
William H. Renwick
A field of dirt compressed by tire tracks surrounded by a forestGeography classes frequently use the Natural Areas as outdoor classrooms where students learn about the environment. Among the topics we study are the ecology of forests, stream erosion and flooding, and the lasting impacts of past and present human activities on the environment.
Dr. David E. Russell
A bald eagle soars through the airFor our bird research, we band birds, assign them numbers, capture lots of data about them; we monitor them year after year for how many return and what birds use the areas.
Dr. James M. Rubenstein
I take the students to the Natural Areas to make sure they are aware they exist. Once they experience them they are bowled over by what they see.
Paul Schaeffer
A male and female cardinal stand on the snowy groundWe are studying seasonal changes in energy use of the Northern Cardinal. Cardinals live year-round in Ohio and must cope with extreme winter.
Dr. Michael A. Vincent
Bluebells blanket the forest floorI use the Natural Areas primarily for teaching how to identify trees, shrubs, wildflowers and fungi, especially Silvoor, Marcum, Western and Brown Glover. Because the Natural Areas is a natural setting vs. campus, it is a great way to show diversity.
New Residence Hall Door Policy
Door access changing in on-campus residence hallsInformation regarding a new policy for residence hall door access.