Ohio University's Master of Science in Environmental Studies

Ohio University's Master of Science in Environmental Studies MSES is an interdisciplinary program of graduate coursework and research. The program meets the needs of students looking for a broader academic experience than a traditional course of study can provide.
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This is an interdisciplinary program of graduate coursework and research. Created in 1970, the program meets the needs of students looking for a broader academic experience than a traditional course of study can provide. The program gives students the flexibility to pursue coursework and research spanning several disciplines. Students' backgrounds run the gamut from business, humanities, and social sciences to physical and biological sciences and engineering.

02/10/2021
Forever OHIO

I spy with my little eye #OhioMSES alum Jennie Brancho at second 8 sampling mine water in the new Forever OHIO commercial. #foreverohio https://youtu.be/NLlVm4QK2FM

At Ohio University, we believe that the college experience should deliver more than a diploma. We offer an experience that will stick with you for the rest o...

Congrats to MSES alum Jasmine Facun amd the many dynamic partners who made this possible. The kind of innovation and col...
12/02/2020
Baileys Trail System Chief's Award

Congrats to MSES alum Jasmine Facun amd the many dynamic partners who made this possible. The kind of innovation and collaboration we need in so many ways.

Ohio University has partnered with neighboring communities and the Wayne National Forest to build a new mountain bike optimized trail system 6 miles from it'...

11/25/2020
Michaud presented MORPC Leadership in Sustainability award | Ohio University

Michaud presented MORPC Leadership in Sustainability award | Ohio University

Gilbert Michaud, assistant professor of practice at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, was recently presented with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s (MORPC) Leadership in Sustainability award in recognition of his applied, researched-based solutions to...

Check out the latest Graduate Writing And Research Center Workshop!
10/07/2020

Check out the latest Graduate Writing And Research Center Workshop!

The GWRC Fall Workshop Series continues tomorrow with 'Crafting a Personal Statement'. Don't forget to RSVP to [email protected] for an invite

Check out the Workshops from the GWRC!
09/23/2020

Check out the Workshops from the GWRC!

Tomorrow's workshop is cancelled. The GWRC Fall Workshop Series continues on Sept 28 with 'Writing in Graduate School'. Don't forget to RSVP to [email protected] for an invite

“I’ve always felt it in my bones that I would want to work with nature and to conserve the most important lands in Ameri...
09/16/2020
Environmental Studies Program set alumnus on path to become Martha’s Vineyard land steward | Ohio University

“I’ve always felt it in my bones that I would want to work with nature and to conserve the most important lands in America for posterity.”

Earning his Master of Science in Environmental Studies from the Voinovich School set Mike Whittemore on the path to his dream job: working for The Nature Conservancy as the land steward of Cape Cod and Massachusetts Islands. He now oversees more than 1,000 acres of protected land in the area.

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Mike Whittemore has always felt at home in the wilderness.

The Fall Sustainability Film Series schedule is now available. Check out the list of films you can access virtually and ...
08/18/2020
Virtual Fall Sustainability Series

The Fall Sustainability Film Series schedule is now available. Check out the list of films you can access virtually and then tune in for discussion panels thanks to the efforts of the Voinovich School's Environmental Studies Program, Alden Library, and the Athens Cinema. More collaborators and sponsors throughout the season! http://athenacinema.com/sustainabilityseries/

Athena Cinema, University Libraries and Environmental Studies Program present the 8th annual Sustainability Film Series. For the first time ever, the series will be presented virtually. In keeping …

Congratulations to Miles Makosky and Emerson Crowl of Athens Middle School and Reiley Whittington, a student from Zane T...
06/24/2020

Congratulations to Miles Makosky and Emerson Crowl of Athens Middle School and Reiley Whittington, a student from Zane Trace Middle School, who won Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Watershed Science Award at the 2020 virtual Ohio Academy of Science District 12 Science Day.

http://ow.ly/vVUV50AfWah

Ohio University like all U.S. universities is richer for having international students in our programs. Yet it isn't eas...
06/16/2020
Support international students affected by COVID-19

Ohio University like all U.S. universities is richer for having international students in our programs. Yet it isn't easy in normal times studying away from their home countries. In the days of COVID it is even more difficult when jobs, internships, research, and travel plans are lost, changed, or deferred. Here is a way to help OU international students navigate extra fiscal challenges created by this pandemic.

In collaboration with members of the Athens, Ohio, community and the International Student Task Force, an International Student Emergency Relief Fund has been established.

Check out how MSES alum Miles Gordon is working at the nexus of state and local climate planning in California!
05/29/2020
Serving at the Nexus of State and Local Climate Planning - Adaptation Professionals

Check out how MSES alum Miles Gordon is working at the nexus of state and local climate planning in California!

By: ASAP Member Miles Gordon The California Adaptation Planning Guide, a state-produced resource for local governments and regional planning agencies who want to undertake climate adaptation planning in their respective jurisdictions, has been in the midst of a two-year update process since 2018 and...

Finding that next job is always a challenge. Here is a useful job listserv and website featuring a wide range of positio...
05/26/2020
Water Jobs - Josh's Water Jobs

Finding that next job is always a challenge. Here is a useful job listserv and website featuring a wide range of positions in domestic and international water. https://www.joshswaterjobs.com/jobs

Connecting the immense talent in the water community with the wealth of career opportunities available worldwide.

Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
05/05/2020

Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

"I wanted to use [the StoryMap] platform as a way to educate people on why we are doing these projects and why they are important for the health of our ecosystem."

Voinovich Undergraduate Research Scholar Caroline Van Hook created a StoryMap to help people observe Voinovich’s impact in Southeast Ohio first-hand.

With the help of an interactive map, you can zoom in and out of a geographical area and learn about the multiple stream riparian planting projects we've conducted.

http://ow.ly/7ZhU50zxHNa

05/01/2020

Congratulations to Jasmine Facun who was awarded Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Outstanding 2019-20 Master of Science in Environmental Studies student award. "Jasmine's been engaged and integrated in the program, and has been a huge asset to the Environmental Studies program. #prOUd #bobcatfamily

05/01/2020
TJ Vanek - Outstanding MSES Graduate Assistant 19-20

Congratulations to TJ Vanek who was awarded Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award for Master of Science in Environmental Studies, for his work with Dr. Ryan Fogt with the Sustainability Administration Hub of Ohio University's Office of Sustainability and his work in creating a virtual OHIO Earth Day. ##prOUd #bobcatfamily

02/11/2020
Graduate Writing and Research Center

Get support with your writing from the pros! This is a weekly event!

Hi All,

Join us today from 3-5 PM in the Rollins Room for week's Write Now!

Snacks, caffeine, and tutor support are provided!

11/27/2019
www.ohiodnr.gov

Looking for a summer internship? Here is the Ohio Division of Natural Resources internship application form. Never too soon to start thinking about gaining experience next summer. More at http://www.ohiodnr.gov/jobs

New edition of global environmental politics volume Green Planet Blues out from Voinovich School faculty member Geoff Da...
11/27/2019
Dabelko co-edits sixth edition of “Green Planet Blues – Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics” | Ohio University

New edition of global environmental politics volume Green Planet Blues out from Voinovich School faculty member Geoff Dabelko.

Since 1995, a book co-edited by Geoff Dabelko, professor of Environmental Studies and associate dean at the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, has led the conversation about international environmental politics.

Tonight is the LAST FREE film in our Fall Sustainability Series, Chernobyl's Café, at 7 pm. Thirty years after the nucle...
11/20/2019

Tonight is the LAST FREE film in our Fall Sustainability Series, Chernobyl's Café, at 7 pm.

Thirty years after the nuclear reactor explosion, Chernobyl is showing signs of life. However, with radiation levels still dangerously high, serious questions remain over whether the region can ever truly recover from its past.

We hope everyone enjoyed all of the films presented and discussions had this semester! The series was made possible through the efforts of Alden Library, The Athena Cinema, and others.

The LAST film in the Sustainability Series is this Wednesday! Join us as we finish this semester off with Chernobyl's Ca...
11/18/2019

The LAST film in the Sustainability Series is this Wednesday! Join us as we finish this semester off with Chernobyl's Café.

Thirty years after the nuclear reactor explosion, Chernobyl is showing signs of life. However, with radiation levels still dangerously high, serious questions remain over whether the region can ever truly recover from its past.

This series was made possible through the efforts of The Athena Cinema, Alden Library, and others.

On the Front Line shows tonight at The Athena Cinema at 7 pm!In Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, a team of 260 Rang...
11/13/2019

On the Front Line shows tonight at The Athena Cinema at 7 pm!

In Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, a team of 260 Rangers are “on the front line” to protect this beautiful conservation area from a host of threats such as poaching and illegal logging.

More information on the series and sponsors: http://ow.ly/wQ6m50vrRvP

There are only 2 FREE films left in this semester's Sustainability Series. This week, join us for On the Front Line. In ...
11/11/2019

There are only 2 FREE films left in this semester's Sustainability Series. This week, join us for On the Front Line.

In Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, a team of 260 Rangers are “on the front line” to protect this beautiful conservation area from a host of threats such as poaching and illegal logging.

More information on the series and sponsors: http://ow.ly/Cpge50vrRlf

Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
11/06/2019

Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Come for free pizza and engaging presentations 12pm on November 8th at the next Lunch and Learn series with environmental studies students Rachel Martin, Jasmine Facun, and Andreana Madera Martorell. Located in The Ridges Building 22, room 221.

Science Fair shows for FREE tonight at 7 pm at The Athena Cinema as part of the Sustainability Series.Nine high school s...
10/30/2019

Science Fair shows for FREE tonight at 7 pm at The Athena Cinema as part of the Sustainability Series.

Nine high school students from around the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair.

More information on the series and sponsors: http://ow.ly/kDDq50vrIgZ

Take a trip back to high school on Wednesday with this week's installment of the Sustainability Series, Science Fair.SCI...
10/28/2019

Take a trip back to high school on Wednesday with this week's installment of the Sustainability Series, Science Fair.

SCIENCE FAIR follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair.

More information on the series and sponsors: http://ow.ly/7bQ750vrHh1

“There was a lot more discussion at this particular meeting about community engagement, which is a major theme for us he...
10/25/2019
OHIO: Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs - News Publications

“There was a lot more discussion at this particular meeting about community engagement, which is a major theme for us here, and really connecting human dimensions to the ecological processes.”

This year's Ecological Society of America meeting in Louisville, Kentucky featured many topics relevant to Appalachia and the Voinovich School. Associate Professor Dr. Sarah Davis led an agroecology workshop featuring school alumni and staff.

http://ow.ly/15TT50wU26A

OHIO: Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs - News Publications

Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
10/21/2019

Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Don't forget to join Ohio University Center for Entrepreneurship in celebrating Women in Entrepreneurship Week with a panel and networking event by successful women on tackling specific challenges in women-owned businesses from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Light refreshments 🍪 will be served!

Learn more at http://ow.ly/HFf250wKGHS

Join Professor Derek Kauneckis October 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. in Clippinger 119 for a  talk on Networked Federalism: How Su...
10/18/2019

Join Professor Derek Kauneckis October 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. in Clippinger 119 for a talk on Networked Federalism: How Subnational Governments are Creating Climate Change Policy as part of the Fall 2019 Colloquium Series.

Tonight's FREE movie at The Athena Cinema as part of the Sustainability Series is Keepers of the Future. In a fertile fl...
10/16/2019

Tonight's FREE movie at The Athena Cinema as part of the Sustainability Series is Keepers of the Future.

In a fertile floodplain in El Salvador, a peasant movement discover new challenges, climate crisis, exacerbated by an economy of ruinous extraction.

More information on the series and sponsors: http://ow.ly/eKxV50vrGXH

This week, The Athena Cinema will show Keepers of the Future as part of the Sustainability Series. In a fertile floodpla...
10/14/2019

This week, The Athena Cinema will show Keepers of the Future as part of the Sustainability Series.

In a fertile floodplain in El Salvador, a peasant movement discover new challenges, climate crisis, exacerbated by an economy of ruinous extraction. The solutions they come up with will be a revelation for audiences in the prosperous north.

More information on the series: http://ow.ly/Z6BY50vrEBp

It's a sweep! First and second place student presentation awards go to Jasmine Facun and Moira Snuffer!
10/04/2019

It's a sweep! First and second place student presentation awards go to Jasmine Facun and Moira Snuffer!

Second year MSES student presenting about the headwaters of the Hocking River at the ORBCRE/ORBA Symposium.
10/04/2019

Second year MSES student presenting about the headwaters of the Hocking River at the ORBCRE/ORBA Symposium.

MSES student, Jasmine Facun discussing the impacts of mowing regime on the Hocking River in Athens at the ORBCRE/ORBA Sy...
10/03/2019

MSES student, Jasmine Facun discussing the impacts of mowing regime on the Hocking River in Athens at the ORBCRE/ORBA Symposium.

MSES second year student, Andreana Madera Martorell presenting her research on mines for ground source heat at the Ohio ...
10/03/2019

MSES second year student, Andreana Madera Martorell presenting her research on mines for ground source heat at the Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education Symposium!

10/02/2019

The FREE showing of Eating Animals is tonight at 7 pm at The Athena Cinema!

Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming.

For the seventh year, the Sustainability Series has been possible through the efforts of Environmental Studies, Athena Cinema, and Alden Library.

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Unique Structure: One of the few programs of its kind in the country, the environmental studies program at Ohio University is uniquely structured to accommodate students' needs. The program is developed around five areas of concentration: life sciences, physical and earth sciences, environmental archaeology, environmental policy and planning, or environmental monitoring. Flexibility: Students may choose one of these areas of concentration or design an individual program geared to their specific career or research interests and needs. Time Frame: The program takes two years to complete. The first year is devoted primarily to coursework and beginning research with supervision of an interdisciplinary research advisory committee comprising three selected faculty members. During the second year, the student may complete a research thesis, or may complete a non-thesis research project and comprehensive examinations. Cooperative/Collaborative: Faculty and student research and service projects have brought regional and national recognition to the program and to Ohio University. In addition, the Environmental Studies program enjoys cooperative relations with local community organizations through consultation and shared projects. The Environmental Management staff at the Institute for Local Government Administration and Rural Development (ILGARD) provides many applied research opportunities, and development and enhancement of real-world work skills, through formal and informal cooperative arrangements with Midwest Biodiversity Institute, Center for Applied Bioassessment and Biocriteria, U. S. Forest Service, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Diversity: The program attracts students from all parts of the United States and from abroad. In 1995, to further expand our interdisciplinary activities in applied and basic research and public policy, we joined with the ILGARD, which is part of the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs. National and international recognition of the program's reputation is reflected in the impressive employment records of our graduates and their acceptance into doctoral programs at universities throughout the United States.

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We tagged two white sharks and two hammerheads! We can’t wait to track the movements of these elusive animals. This is the first project to use long-term internal tags on smooth hammerheads to study their movement ecology. https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10157783928622665
What an unusual catch. When an angler sent us this shark photo to ID, we were definitely intrigued. What do you think? Is it a rare pyjama catshark with colour morph, or a more common brown shyshark? https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10157692049742665
"Are we starving great whites to death?" Check out the article in the Daily Maverick, discussing the current plight of sharks in South Africa, that quotes our director of research, Dr Enrico Gennari. https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10157631097737665
Do you know Shredder, the white shark? Shredder is a male white shark, around 3m, that was first seen in Mossel Bay, South Africa, in 2016. Researchers observed that he had sustained injuries to his dorsal fin, that were likely caused by coming into contact with a boat propeller. Sadly, our white shark populations are currently under threat, and need our support. Find out more in the blog… https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10157579398742665
Are you a elasmobranch person, a cetacean person or cephalopod person? We've seen plenty of them all this past year. Here's a little taster of some of the marine life our field research interns and our team have observed. https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/posts/10157500942067665
Our Oceans Research Foundation, Sea the Change students, took the opportunity to explain the ocean habitat and it's importance for World Habitat Day. We want to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our environment. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157466845697665&id=80871762664
Check out my interview with one of Shark Week’s leading ladies, Alison Towner. Alison captured an incredible, matrix style white shark breach, while filming with us for the episode Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach Off, alongside our director of research, Dr Enrico Gennari. https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157393322507665&id=80871762664
Who watched Shark Week? Did you see our Oceans Research director of research, Dr Enrico Gennari, and other shark experts in the first episode of the week ‘Air Jaws: Ultimate Breach Off’? What did you think? If you missed it, here’s an idea of the kind of action we witness from our Mossel Bay sharks, while out conducting our research… https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=311003260101800
Can you help us to save our sharks? South Africa’s coastal shark populations – including the iconic hammerheads and great whites – are collapsing. Demersal Longline Fisheries are catching our sharks, and exporting the meat to Australia, where it is sold in Fish ‘n’ Chips under the name of Flake. The team driving the campaign to address the situation, finally got the government to take notice, and eagerly await a review panel’s decision regarding shark fisheries in South Africa. We’ve listed the highlights of the issues in this post (link below), and need your help in taking action to help save our sharks. https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157235498577665&id=80871762664
We can't wait to be up and running again with our field research program soon. In the meantime, check out some of the projects we've been busy with over the last year. https://www.facebook.com/80871762664/posts/10157154317227665/
I know most of you are stuck at home, and for biologists, getting out in the field looks a long way off. Well, now you can immerse yourself in the Oceans Research field research program, with our 360˚ video. Enjoy virtually experiencing our white shark research, tag and release, Baited Remote Underwater Video and Cetacean projects, without leaving the house. I hope that one day soon, you’ll be able to come and experience it in person. Stay safe everyone! https://www.facebook.com/OceansResearch/videos/578066246315271/
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