Earth & Environmental Sciences

Wright State University research on olive trees and emerald ash borer featured on Entomology Today

Wright State researchers find that emerald ash borer, which is destroying ash trees in a large swath of the United States, can also successfully complete development on olive trees. Continue reading

Natural cause

The woods of Wright State, hub of research projects, granted partial conservation easement

Wright State creates a 15-acre conservation easement in the woods to protect a rare bat and other endangered species from development. Continue reading

Wright State grad uses military experience and geography degree to locate historical artifacts

Jared Shank, who has degrees in geography and earth and environmental science from Wright State, searches underground for the past as a member of a metal detecting club. Continue reading

Polar passage

Arctic expedition with Wright State’s Alison Agather and Katlin Bowman yields research, children’s book

Wright State graduate environmental sciences student Alison Agather and oceanographer and Wright State alumna Katlin Bowman sailed the Arctic Ocean to measure levels of toxic mercury. Continue reading

Douglas W. Leaman named dean of the College of Science and Mathematics

Douglas Leaman is currently chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toledo. Continue reading

Fall protection class is taking Wright State students to new heights

Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness was the backdrop for students who donned safety harnesses and tested their courage at Calamityville. Continue reading

Justin Myers named Wright State Student Employee of the Year

Justin Myers, a junior majoring in earth and environmental sciences, works as a manager in the biogeochemistry lab. Continue reading

Wright State course examines connections between Great Books and Bad Weather

Crystal B. Lake asks her students to create something inspired by readings examining the role of weather in literature in a new course, Great Books and Bad Weather. Continue reading

Reservoir riddle

Wright State environmental scientists investigate effectiveness of trapping greenhouse gases underground

A research team from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has won part of a $10 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to study geologically sequestering of carbon dioxide. Continue reading

Wright State wins $700,000 grant to help high school teachers earn credentials to teach college courses

Program will cover courses in History, Composition and Rhetoric, Mathematics and Statistics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Music and Physics. Continue reading