The Ohio State University at Marion

Research on the Prairie

The Ohio State University at Marion welcome researchers from all disciplines to conduct short- or long-term research at the Larry R. Yoder tall grass prairie. Recent research projects include:

  • An investigation on the effect of the age of prairie patches on soil organic carbon, recalcitrant carbon (chemically resistant materials and organic remnants) and coal carbon (due to the prairie burning process).
  • Research characterizing the biogeochemical evolution of dissolved organic matter in the prairie pond under different climate regimes.
  • Measuring the effect of water supplementation on honeybee hive productivity.
  • Contributing seeds to the Project Baseline seedbank project at the University of Minnesota at Duluth.

If you are interested in conducting research on the Larry R. Yoder prairie, please contact Susan Gershman (