Agroecosystems Research at Ohio State
- Sustainable food production and global food security including research and innovations for soil, pests, water, air, rural economies
- Life cycle and other holistic analysis of food systems at various scales
- Bioproducts and ecological engineering of agroecosystems
Research Centers and Initiatives
Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center (OARDC)
Research, development, and commercialization of agricultural products with particular focus on bioenergy, biobased products, environmental quality and sustainability, food security and production.
Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center (OBIC)
Connects different parts of OSU with each other and with community partners to nurture business ecosystems and facilitate commercialization of new sustainable bioproduct technologies.
Food Innovation Center
Interdisciplinary research center consisting of more than 150 faculty members and 80 associate members from all 14 OSU colleges in teams that tackle issues including nutrition, food safety and food strategy and policy for hunger reduction.
Agroecosystems Management Program
An interdisciplinary research effort based at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center looking into economic, ecological and social aspects of farms and communities.
Center for Applied Plant Science (CAPS)
An interdisciplinary research center designed to bridge the gap between basic and applied research. The Center supports scientific teams from collaborative idea work to the grant process to commercialization.
Carbon Management and Sequestration Center
The Center conducts research, teaching and extension activities that address basic and applied issues of carbon dynamics in relation to the accelerated greenhouse effect.
Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project
A five-year, multi-disciplinary project assessing the environmental, economic and social impacts of long-term climate variability on corn-based cropping systems. The project focuses on ways to encourage resilient decision-making, maintain yields and reduce environmental impacts.
Environmental Policy Initiative
This Initiative aims to stimulate and focus systematic collaboration in environmental policy, through research, graduate and undergraduate education, communication with the policy community, and interaction with the national and international community of scholars in environmental policy.
Graduate Programs with a Focus on Agroecosystems
Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
Department of Entomology
School of Environment Natural Resources
Environmental Science Graduate Program
Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Department of Animal Sciences
Food and Animal Health Research Program
Department of Food Science and Technology
Department of Horticulture & Crop Science
Department of Plant Pathology
Outreach/Community Resources at Ohio State
Ohio State Extension
State-wide outreach arm of Ohio State and Ohio state government charged with interpreting knowledge and research developed by Extension and other faculty and staff at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State main campus, and other land-grant universities so Ohioans can use the scientifically based information to better their lives, businesses and communities.
Local Food Systems.org
Local Food Systems helps build business ecosystems by mapping connections among individuals and their enterprises (large and small) in the food economy. This site is a project of Ohio State's Agroecosystems Management Program and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center as well as other collaborators in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.