Ohio State students can now complement their major program of study with a focus on sustainability through enrollment in the new Ohio State minor in Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS). EEDS is a joint program between Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) and AEDE.
AEDE’s Brent Sohngen, Elena Irwin, and Barry Ward will headline a panel discussion at this year’s Farm Science Review: “Water Quality: State and National Concerns and Consequences”. The discussion will focus on the impact of agricultural production practices on Ohio’s water resources. The panel will be moderated by Matthew Roberts.
The 2013 meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) will be held from August 4-6, 2013 in Washington D.C. AEDE will have a very strong presence at the gathering with more than two dozen faculty and students in attendance. AEDE faculty and graduate students will also present their research at a number of the meeting's events.
Ohio State’s Environmental Policy Initiative, which is directed by AEDE's Dr. Brent Sohngen, has awarded three outstanding Ohio State doctoral students research grants for use during the summer of 2013. The grant funding will be used by the students for new research related to environmental policy.
The annual meeting of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) will be held at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada from June 6-8, 2013. AEDE will have a strong presence at the gathering with a number of faculty and students participating.
In a recent review analyzing the influence of articles, authors, journals and institutions in environmental and ecological economics, published in the journal Ecological Economics, The Ohio State University was cited as the eighth most influential institution in the world working in the field.
Every four years the U.S. federal government commissions the U.S. National Climate Assessment report to examine the effects of climate change on the environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, human health and welfare, and biological diversity. The final product is delivered to the President and Congress. AEDE’s Professor Brent Sohngen is serving as a co-author for the forestry chapter of this year's report.
In theJournal of Environmental Economics and Management, Professor Elena Irwin, former AEDE PhD student Yong Chen, and Ciriyam Jayaprakash from the Dept of Physics at Ohio State offer new analysis on the dynamic interaction between humans and ecological systems.
Beginning in Spring 2013, Ohio State will offer several new courses as part of the Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) curriculum. EEDS is a multi-disciplinary degree program that focuses on the human dimensions of sustainability. The program is offered as a joint major between the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) and the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE).