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Welcome to EFB

From Molecules to Ecosystems

The critical importance of natural resources and environmental quality to modern society demands that aspiring biologists both understand natural ecosystems and learn to be effective problem solvers. The Department of Environmental and Forest Biology (EFB) is committed to ensuring these educational outcomes. The department offers a dynamic array of professional opportunities in biology via course work enriched by an active program of research.

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Through a suite of electives in addition to a required core, undergraduate students may customize their studies toward a particular field of interest. Graduate students may pursue master's or doctoral degrees within several areas of study.

Both undergraduates and graduates can take advantage of the rich variety of academic programs in EFB, which introduce concepts of biodiversity conservation, physiology, and ecology of plants, animals, and microorganisms, and emphasize the interactions and changes in biological systems in the context of the broad fields of aquatic and wetland sciences; biotechnology and chemical ecology; conservation biology; environmental interpretation; fisheries and wildlife biology; forest health; and global, landscape, and urban ecology.

All EFB undergraduates spend two summer weeks at the remarkable Cranberry Lake Biological Station.

Upcoming Events of Interest

Call for Proposals, Student Sustainability Fund
October 13 - November 21, 206 Centennial Hall. Event Website

Doing More with Blackboard
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. 309 Baker. Event Website

Doing More with Blackboard
Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:30 am - 10:30 am. 310 Baker. Event Website

Candidacy Examination -- Mikhail Paltsyn -- Oral Exam
Friday, October 31, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. TBA.

Welcome to EFB

From Molecules to Ecosystems

The critical importance of natural resources and environmental quality to modern society demands that aspiring biologists both understand natural ecosystems and learn to be effective problem solvers. The Department of Environmental and Forest Biology (EFB) is committed to ensuring these educational outcomes. The department offers a dynamic array of professional opportunities in biology via course work enriched by an active program of research.

microscope

Through a suite of electives in addition to a required core, undergraduate students may customize their studies toward a particular field of interest. Graduate students may pursue master's or doctoral degrees within several areas of study.

Both undergraduates and graduates can take advantage of the rich variety of academic programs in EFB, which introduce concepts of biodiversity conservation, physiology, and ecology of plants, animals, and microorganisms, and emphasize the interactions and changes in biological systems in the context of the broad fields of aquatic and wetland sciences; biotechnology and chemical ecology; conservation biology; environmental interpretation; fisheries and wildlife biology; forest health; and global, landscape, and urban ecology.

EFB News

· Time: Giant Tortoises Are Back From Near Extinction

(Giant tortoises endemic to the Galapagos Islands are back from near extinction, according to a study published Tuesday by James Gibbs and colleagues. 10/29/14) READ MORE

· Reuters: Giant tortoises rally from near extinction on Galapagos island

(Reuters reported on the new study published by James Gibbs and colleagues, reporting good news for Galapagos tortoises. 10/29/14) READ MORE

· Mother Nature Network: Near-extinct Galapagos island tortoises make comeback

(MNN covered the new study released by James Gibbs and colleagues on the recovery of a Galapagos tortoise species. 10/29/14) READ MORE

· New York Times: Ecuador: Tortoise Species Is Saved

(The New York Times reported on the new study released by James Gibbs and colleagues on the success of Galapagos tortoise restoration. 10/28/14) READ MORE

· Smithsonian: Giant Tortoises Have Made a Comeback From 15 to 1,000

(Efforts to reintroduce Española Galapagos giant tortoises to their native Española Island have been a success, according to recent research from scientists at SUNY-ESF. 10/29/14) READ MORE

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