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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

Labor Day (no classes)
Monday, September 7, 2015,

Last day to add a class
Tuesday, September 8, 2015,

Ash Tree Seed Collection Workshop
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Baltimore Woods Park - 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108 . Event Website

Senior Reunion & Alumni and Family Fall BBQ Weekend 2015
September 24 - 26, SUNY ESF Campus. 2015 Senior Reunion and Alumni & Family Fall BBQ

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

Robin Kimmerer to keynote 'Women Protecting Pollinators, Protecting Food' Conference

Robin Kimmerer will deliver the keynote at the annual Women, Food and Agriculture Network annual conference in Davenport, Iowa. 8/20/15 READ MORE

Conserve Wildlife Blog: Wrapping up the 2015 Piping Plover Chick Mortality Study

ESF researchers pack up and bid the birds goodbye after a successful summer of research on piping plovers. 8/27/15 READ MORE

Southern Company partners to award new Gulf Coast Conservation Grants

ESF researchers will receive a Gulf Coast Conservation Grant to implement traffic pattern changes and shelters for protecting endangered snowy plover chicks. 8/27/15 READ MORE

Syracuse.com: Increase of Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses in CNY prompts forum

Brian Underwood is one of three experts who will speak at a public forum on increasing Lyme disease rates in Onondaga County. 8/26/15 READ MORE

Christian Science Monitor: Take dams off rivers but keep the electricity

Karin Limburg calls for the removal of old, failing dams in favor of alternative energy and ecosystem restoration. 8/25/15 READ MORE

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