Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative News

Women bored on her phone looking out the window.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 9:16am
It would not be surprising if you have a social media app open right now; however, you may not be getting the enjoyment out of it that you think you are. In a recent publication in Computers in Human Behavior, two Kent State professors examined the relationship between social med...
Looking at the clouds of a hurricane from above
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 10:30am
Climate change can now be measured on a global scale using multiple weather variables, according to new research published by Cameron C. Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Kent State.
Dave Costello, Ph.D., (left), associate professor in Kent State University’s Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Devan Mathie (right), an undergraduate honors student, stand in Wahoo Ditch in Ravenna, Ohio.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 9:17am
Kent State’s David Costello is passionate about identifying what trace metals lie within Northeast Ohio’s streams and what the effects of these metals are on the surrounding environment. Costello, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, received a $718,00...
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 7:16pm
What was even more of a departure than taking classes remotely? Many summer research experiences were moved online this year as well. Fortunately, with creativity and an open mind, there are lots of opportunities to do important scientific research using online tools and data.
Old Woman Creek: one of the wetlands that is part of H2Ohio Initiative Wetland Monitoring Program. Researchers will assess how effective wetland restoration, construction, and management projects are at removing polluting nutrients from inflowing water.
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:16pm
Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, will serve as the H2Ohio Wetland Monitoring Program Lead for Lake Erie and Aquatic Research Network (LEARN). The group will assess the effectiveness a...
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 2:28pm
We are proud to announce that two of our Master of Landscape Architecture students have been recognized by the Ohio Chapter ASLA. The two faculty nominated students presented to a Zoom Jury in April to three ASLA professionals. They will be recognized at the Ohio ASLA Annual Meet...
Dr. Mou examines algae growing in the lab
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:49am
Research to protect our water supply continues at Kent State University in the laboratory of Dr. Xiaozhen Mou, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences.
A black and white print of North American Lobelia species, made by Kent State student Jaret Arnold
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:07pm
Scientists have long recognized that biodiverse ecosystems are more stable and productive. What makes ecosystems diverse is having many species living together in the same place. But what factors allow for the success of the species in diverse communities? Are there some species...
BioBlack Team Poses with their bacteria-dyed tote bad and dress dyed with bacterium
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 2:51pm
A team of Kent State students took home the Outstanding Science Award from the Biodesign Challenge Summit 2020 held in June.
Elsevier Early Career Scientist Award for 2019 Most Notable Paper in the J. of Great Lakes Research. Dulcinea Avouris
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:54pm
Alum Dulcinea Avouris, PhD (2018) awarded Elsevier Early Career Scientist Award for 2019 Dr. Avouris's paper "Validation of 2015 Lake Erie MODIS image spectral decomposition using visible derivative spectroscopy and field campaign data" has been identified as outstanding by the e...