Category: Student Theory-into-Practice

Student Research: Lucas Farmer: Drones & Spatial Storytelling in Belize

Drones & Spatial Storytelling in Belize Presented at the ELDAAG Fall 2018 Regional Division Meeting, Ohio Northern University Using DJI Phantom 4 drones, we captured high-resolution imagery off the coast of Belize. This provides geospatial data to help explain observed land surface changes. Imagery gathered during the data collection process replaces outdated and low-resolution satellite imagery.…

Student Research: Jenelle Collier: Keeping the Culture Alive Using Representation to Combat Gentrification in Urban Communities

Keeping the Culture Alive: Using Representation to Combat Gentrification in Urban Communities Presented at the ELDAAG Fall 2018 Regional Division Meeting, Ohio Northern University This poster summarizes research done in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and San Francisco in Summer 2017. I examined the importance of urban murals and gardens as representations of real Black, Latinx, and Asian…

Spring 2019 Externships and Summer 2019 Internships & Summer Sustainability Practicum

Students: It’s time to act together for Spring 2019 externships and Summer 2019 internships in the OWU region. These opportunities are available to any student, freshmen through senior. We would like you to take the initiative and contact us if you are interested, as soon as possible, so we can work to line up opportunities…

New Bio-retention Cells (rain gardens) by Branch Rickey Arena on OWU’s Campus

Branch Rickey Rain Garden (Bio-retention) Development on OWU Campus Participants: Janelle Valdinger (City of Delaware, OWU), Dr. John Krygier (OWU Geography & Environment & Sustainability), Brad Stanton (City of Delaware), Perry Mickley (City of Delaware), Department of Parks and Recreation (City of Delaware), Department of Engineering (City of Delaware), Carolyn Cicerichi (City of Delaware) Contact:…

Invasive Plant Removal with Goats. Goats!

What if we used voracious megafauna – goats – to remove invasive honeysuckle? Amur honeysuckle is an invasive species covering large areas of the U.S. The plant has significant negative impacts on ecosystems and has been extensively researched. Mechanical removal of honeysuckle is typically recommended as most effective. However, mechanical removal is difficult, time-consuming, and thus costly. Might goats be the answer?

Bird, Bee & Bat Habitat on OWU’s Campus

In order to mitigate the loss of habitat for wildlife we have began enhancing wildlife habitat across OWU’s campus. A few species were selected in order to jump start OWU’s involvement in rehabilitating habitat area within Delaware. Bats, birds, squirrels, and solitary bees are all common area natives and were targeted to boost ecosystem productivity due to their ecological importance.