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Upcoming Events

SUNY-ESF at the New York State Fair
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. NYS Fairgrounds, Geddes. Science & Industry Building.

SUNY-ESF at the New York State Fair
Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. New York State Fairgrounds, Geddes.

Brief Tour of ESF Garden at Lafayette Rd. Exp. Sta.
Sunday, August 24, 2014, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm. Gateway Patio. Learn more

SUNY-ESF at the New York State Fair
Monday, August 25, 2014, NYS Fairgrounds, Geddes. Science & Industry Building.

EFB News

· SUNY-ESF Stages Exhibits at New York State Fair

· LiveScience: Amazon's Biggest Fish Faces Threat of Extinction

("Of the five known species of arapaima, three have not been observed in the wild in decades, according to study co-author Donald Stewart, a professor with the State University of New York at Syracuse's College of Environmental Science." 8/13/14) READ MORE

· SUNY-ESF researchers solve mystery of anatomically picky fungus

(Dr. Wheeler's regular Guardian article featues ESF researchers' discovery that beetle-infecting fungus is sexually transmitted. 8/9/14) READ MORE

· covers loss of arapaima populations

("An international team of scientists has discovered that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing communities." 8/13/14) READ MORE

· ESF Expects Record Class for Fall

More ESF News

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.


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.

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