Douglas Southgate, professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, has been named associate director of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC) at OSU, effective July 1, 2012. Jeffrey Daniels, professor in the School of Earth Sciences, will serve as director.
The center, established in 2011, serves as a unbiased source of experts in the area of underground energy sources and related environmental and socioeconomics issues for citizens, businesses, and policymakers.
Brian Roe and Elena Irwin are among a number of researchers who will examine the connections between land use, public policy, water quality and climate change in the Maumee River watershed. More information on this four-year project may be found at http://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/maumeebay