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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

Everything You Need to Know to Defend...and OTHER Useful Information!
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. Event Website

Adaptive Peaks Seminar
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 5 Illick Hall. Event Website

Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W
Friday, October 24, 2014,

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

· ESF alum interviewed for News Channel 2 fall foliage story

(Utica College professor and ESF alumna Dr. Sara Scanga was featured in a recent story on the science of fall foliage. 10/14/14) READ MORE

· Karin Limburg in National Geographic article

(An article on the evolutionary effects of early human hunting pressures on salmon included comments from Karin Limburg. 10/21/14) READ MORE

· Call for Expressions of Interest: Assistant Editor, Society & Natural Resources

The incoming editors of Society & Natural Resources, the official monthly journal of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources, are soliciting formal expressions of interest by individuals interested in a part-time, 12-month term appointment as assistant editor of the journal. The assistant editor manages the day-to-day receipt, screening, processing, preparation and submission of manuscripts, among other tasks and responsibilities. To begin in early summer 2015, s/he will work approximately 20 hours per week under the supervision of and in close cooperation with the incoming editors in chief, Dr. David Sonnenfeld, Department of Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), and Dr. Peter Leigh Taylor, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University (CSU). The appointment may take one of several forms: a graduate student at ESF, Syracuse, N.Y., or at CSU, Fort Collins, Colo; a part-time/ visiting instructor at one of the two institutions; or an independent contractor/ vendor. Our first preference is to support a new or continuing master's or Ph.D. student at one of our institutions. For further information, including requirements, procedures, and deadline, please see the full announcement at: http://tinyurl.com/kz73kwm.


· Nature Photographer To Be Honored with ESF’s Annual Feinstone Award

· Alum named pre-med advisor at Keene State College

(ESF alum Dr. Susan Whittemore was named Keene State College pre-med advisor. 10/14/14) READ MORE

More ESF News


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