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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

Last day to add a class
Tuesday, September 2, 2014,

Chemistry Department Seminar Series: Katrina Cornish
Friday, September 5, 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 148 Baker Laboratory.

First-Year Student Retreat
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Syracuse University Outdoor Education Center. Event Website

Inaugural Symposium: "Foundations for a New American Environvemntalism"
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Gateway Center. Symposium Website

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

· The Young Forest Project covers graduate student's work on cottontails

("Amanda Cheeseman, a graduate student in the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestery, is studying the ecology of New England cottontails in the Hudson Valley." 8/26/14) READ MORE

· Threat to arapaima among Business Insider's "most important things in world right now"

(Business Insider has Dr. Donald Stewart's recent research involving the danger of extinction for the giant arapaima on its list of the "Most Important Things in the World Right Now." 8/14/14) READ MORE

· SUNY-ESF faculty quoted in article on mosquito-borne illness

(Dr. Larry Abrahamson was quoted in a recent Post-Standard story about EEE. 8/19/14) READ MORE

· New Students Pack Excitement for First Days at ESF

· SUNY-ESF Stages Exhibits at New York State Fair

More ESF News


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