Editors: Kylienne A. Clark, Travis R. Shaul, and Brian H. Lower
Contributors: Sydney R. Morrison, Sydney R. Morrison, Jaymes T. StClair, Jaymes T. StClair, Levi J. Cramer, Levi J. Cramer, Alyssa M. Jones, Alyssa M. Jones, Brittany L. Sulainis, Brittany L. Sulainis, Jeremie E. Beaverstock, Jeremie E. Beaverstock, Amanda L. Varcho, Amanda L. Varcho, Kelly E. Peterson, Kelly E. Peterson, Chayli T. Buenger, Chayli T. Buenger, Wyatt T. Susich, Wyatt T. Susich, Chris Ebersole, Chris Ebersole, Brandon S. Wator, Brandon S. Wator, John A. Zagar, John A. Zagar, Jace A. Ball, Jace A. Ball, Lee Seitz, Lee Seitz, Benjamin W. Schumann, Benjamin W. Schumann, Mason F. Ye, Mason F. Ye, Alyssa M. Zearley, Alyssa M. Zearley, Cain W. Crouse, Cain W. Crouse, Allyson E. Loparo, Allyson E. Loparo, Rika L. Bailey, Rika L. Bailey, Emily C. Mills, Emily C. Mills, Andrew T. Wood, Lydia F. Bednarski, Lydia F. Bednarski, Samantha K. Runser, and Samantha K. Runser
Description: This book was written by undergraduate students at The Ohio State University (OSU) who were enrolled in the class Introduction to Environmental Science. The chapters describe some of Earth’s major environmental challenges and discuss ways that humans are using cutting-edge science and engineering to provide sustainable solutions to these problems. Topics are as diverse as the students, who represent virtually every department, school and college at OSU. The environmental issue that is described in each chapter is particularly important to the author, who hopes that their story will serve as inspiration to protect Earth for all life.
All of the chapters in this book were written by first-time authors. In writing these chapters, our students learned a great deal about the publication process. They learned: (1) How to find information from primary and secondary sources and critically evaluate topics, issues, results and conclusion. (2) How scientific research is conducted and how results and conclusions are reported to the public so that people can make more informed decisions in their own lives. (3) That the peer-review evaluation system is an integral part of the scientific process, which enables scientists to maintain high quality standards and provides credibility to research and scholarly works. And (4) that peer reviews are a necessary part of the writing process because it focuses attention on particular details and considers the input of an actual audience.
Editors: Brian H. Lower, Travis R. Shaul, Kylienne A. Shaul, and Ella M. Weaver
Contributors: Ashley A. Neal, Brianna N. VanNoy, Christoper T. Hauer, Claire M. Beck, Delia A. Randolph, Hannah J. Kraus, Hannah L. Fein, Henry A. Miller-Davis, Jason Cochran, Jennifer L. Satterfield, Julia E. Kemerer, Kaitlyn E. Kelly, Katherine A. Clark, Katie A. Quinlin, Katie E. Fineran, Kristin J. Harpster, Kyleigh T. Godsey, Lauren E. Younkin, Leslie M. Beauchamp, Lindsey A. Krusling, Mara N. Nebraska, Melissa L. Dick, Michael S. Schaal, Mitchell J. Johnson, Nathan M. Watson, Paul Acheson, Rachel E. J. Dalke, Rebecca L. Sallade, Sabrina C. Mazyck, and Tiana L. Ahmed
Description: This book was written by undergraduate students who were enrolled in the course “Introduction to Environmental Science”, taught at The Ohio State University. All of the students featured in this book are first-time authors and represent nearly two-dozen departments within Ohio State.
This 2nd edition of ScienceBites is broken into five distinct chapters: (i) invasive species, (ii) human-wildlife conflict, (iii) pollution, (iv) climate change and (v) sustainability. Each chapter contains five articles and one poster, each authored by a unique undergraduate student, for a total of 30 contributing student authors. Each work describes an environmental challenge and explores ways that humans are using cutting-edge research to come up with solutions to these problems. Each author has chosen a topic that is of personal importance.
Our goal for this book is to highlight the creative work of our students and to publish a free resource that can be used by other students who are interested in learning more about environmental science. We hope that these articles serve as an inspiration to preserve and protect Earth for all life. We are very proud of the work of our student authors and hope that this book will serve as encouragement for others.