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Recent Professional Service Projects

2021-2022

  • Identifying Methods for the Early Detection of Invasive Plant Species in Ohio Nature Preserves
  • Potential Offset Projects on Miami University Land
  • Recommendations of Best Parking Practices and Policies to Mitigate Transportation Emissions on Miami University's Oxford Campus

2020-2021

  • Assessment of Campus-Community Climate Change Resilience Requirements Under the Presidents' Climate Leadership Commitment and The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
  • Assisting with a Nine-Element Nonpoint Source Implementation Strategy for Dicks Creek Watershed (HUC 050800020704)
  • Recommendations to update the MU Lean "Go Green Lean" Course
  • Results of the CY2019 Oxford LGO GHG Inventory & Progress of the CY2019 Community-Scale GHG Inventory

2019-2020

  • A Plan to Develop Lesson Plans for a New Educational Space in Miami University's Natural Areas
    Developing a Nine-Element
  • Nonpoint Source Implementation Strategic Plan for the Acton Lake-Four Mile Creek Watershed
  • Furthering the City of Oxford's Efforts to Measure Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, in accordance with the Global Covenant of Mayors Commitment

2018-2019

  • Transforming a Former Soccer Field into an Educational Space in the Miami University Natural Areas
  • Improving Biodiversity in a Short-Grass Prairie at the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area
  • Conducting a Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the City of Oxford, Ohio

2017-2018

  • Examining the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy: A Feasibility Study for Oxford, Ohio
  • Developing Strategies to Reduce Contamination at Drop-Off Recycling Facilities in Adams and Clermont Counties

2016-2017

  • Complying with Stormwater Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Requirements
  • Developing a Children's Program for Village Green Farmers Market
  • Elk Creek Watershed Inventory

2015-2016

  • Hueston Woods Golf Course Sanctuary Certification Through Audubon International
  • Updating Commuter and Air Travel Mileage for Miami University's Carbon Footprint
  • Rush Run Wildlife Area Invasive Plant Management

2014-2015

  • Promoting Local Food in Hamilton, Ohio: Connecting Restaurants and Producers
  • Community Outreach for the Aukerman Creek Restoration Project

2013-2014

  • An Example Outreach and Marketing Plan for Brown County Solid Waste Authority
  • Stormwater Management in Oxford, Ohio: An Inventory of Structural Best Management Practices and Recommendations for Effective Outreach and Marketing

2012-2013

  • Towards a Carbon Action Plan: Updating Miami University's Carbon Footprint
  • Hueston Wood State Park Bikeway Feasiblity Study
  • Four Mile Creek Watershed Inventory

2011-2012

  • Union County, Indiana, Parks and Recreation Board: Striving to Meet the Community's Recreational Needs
  • Development of Edcuational Uses for Talawanda High School Natural Areas
  • Using Community-Based Social Marketing to Foster Sustainable Agricultural Practices in Clermont County, Ohio

2010-2011

  • Managing Storm Water Runoff in Clermont County, Ohio
  • Assessing Ohio's Drinking Water Quality
  • Erosion Control in Bull Run, Oxford, Ohio
  • Warren County Energy Conservation

2009-2010

  • Crawford House Sustainable Living, Hamilton, Ohio
  • Preble County Historical Society: Wetland Education
  • Feasiblity Analysis: Low Impact Development in Oxford, Ohio
  • Carbon Sequestration Potential of Trees in Oxford, Ohio

2008-2009

  • City of Oxford, Ohio Assessment of Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact
  • Comprehensive Survey of Stream Water Quality in New Miami and St. Clair Township
  • Energy Audit and Carbon Footprint for Miami University and Oxford, Ohio
  • Hamilton County Climate Initiative
  • Cincinnati Zoo Educational Opportunities

2007-2008

  • Daylighting Crawford's Run
  • Environmental Management Plan for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
  • "Good Housekeeping Practices" for the Prevention of Pollution in Stormwater Runoff from Warren County Municipal Facilities
  • Union County Parks and Recreation Long-Term Plan Proposal

2006-2007

  • Flood Risk Perceptions in Butler County, Ohio
  • Habitat Restoration: Native Warm Season Grasses
  • Over-The-Rhine: Community Greening Efforts in a Marginalized Neighborhood
  • White Tailed Deer in Oxford, Ohio: Population Asssessment and Community Implications Deer Population

2005-2006

  • Discover Spring! An Educational Program for Ohio Audubon Society
  • Nutrient Loading In Retention Ponds: Improving Water Quality While Decreasing Maintenance Warren County, Ohio
  • Promotion of Bicycling as a Viable Form of Transportation in Oxford, Ohio
  • Stormwater Runoff: Mitigation Strategies for Construction, Clermont County, Ohio

2004-2005

  • Collection of Baseline Data to Track Progress of Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District's Phase II Permit Requirements
  • Recycling in Clermont County: Raising Awareness
  • Three Valley Conservation Trust Watershed Inventory

2003-2004

  • Environmental Assessment and Historical Analysis of a Reach of Mill Creek Butler County, Ohio
  • Greenspace and Urbanization in Greater Cincinnati
  • Pollution Prevention Recommendations and Public Education For Clermont County Phase II Storm Water Compliance

2002-2003

  • Alternative Land-use Feasibility Study for the Muskopf Road Wellfield
  • Inventory and Conservation Evaluation of the Indian Creek Watershed for the Three Vally Conservation Trust
  • Ohio Open Burning Reduction Campaign
  • The Reduction and Reuse of Lime Sludge Residuals from the City of Hamilton South Water Treatment Plant

Institute for the Environment and Sustainability

The Institute for the Environment and Sustainability is an umbrella organization for undergraduate and graduate education and research on the environment and sustainability at Miami University.

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250 S. Patterson Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056
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