Environmental Sciences, Ph.D.

Two Wright State grads play key role in international study of Arctic Ocean

The research was largely based on a scientific cruise from Alaska to the North Pole in 2015 that included Wright State alumna Alison Agather and Katlin Bowman. Continue reading

Wright State Ph.D. student Michele Miller says social reaction to Zika virus offers lessons about coronavirus

Michele Miller said the public needs to understand that scientists are still learning about coronavirus and that much is unknown. Continue reading

Shark sleuth

Wright State Ph.D. candidate Ryan Shell unearths fossils of prehistoric sharks from coast to coast

Ryan Shell, an earth and environmental sciences Ph.D. student, studies the biodiversity, biogeography and paleoecology of marine vertebrates during the early Permian Period. Continue reading

Wright State biologist Don Cipollini says research results on emerald ash borer may offer lessons on coronavirus

Cipollini says the coronavirus encounters a new habitat of humans lacking resistance, starts to infect people in a largely undetected fashion, spreads exponentially, peaks and then declines. Continue reading

Down to earth

Wright State grad student David Peterman has discovered fossils from California to the Carolinas

Ph.D. student David Peterman says fieldwork and travel has given him the skills to better understand the complexity of the world. Continue reading

Wright State environmental student meets with nation’s top environmental official

Leon Katona, an environmental sciences Ph.D. candidate, conducted research this summer on Lake Erie aboard the Lake Guardian, the U.S. EPA’s largest research vessel. Continue reading

Seaworthy

Wright State alumna Alison Agather helping federal government predict and measure polar sea ice

Alison Agather, who earned her Ph.D. in environmental sciences from Wright State in December, helps to identify emerging issues in the Arctic as a fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Continue reading

By the numbers

Wright State graduate students Fan Yang and Michele Miller win first place in prestigious Datathon competition

Two Wright State graduate students were honored for developing a model that could be used to help patients with sickle cell disease better manage their pain. Continue reading

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