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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

Capstone Seminar - Rachel Hoppins
Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:00 am. 240 Gateway.

Blackboard: Finish Strong & Get Ready - Moon Library Skill Sharpener Series
Monday, April 27, 2015, 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm. 310 Baker.

Thesis Defense -- Angga Rachmansah
Monday, April 27, 2015, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 110 Moon Library.

Prof. Israel Cabasso Memorial Symposium
Thursday, April 30, 2015, Gateway Center.

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

OpenDemocracy: To stop the age of extinction, nature needs a new pronoun

Robin Kimmerer writes on the politics of language and how our pronoun choices for the earth and its species influence our perceptions. 4/24/15 READ MORE

Kimmerer to Speak at U.N.
WAER: SUNY ESF Students Take a "Soundwalk" to Listen to our Part of the Planet on Earth Day

A WAER reporter took a soundwalk with ESF students, so you can take a virtual tour. Listen! 4/23/15 READ MORE

Knoxville News Sentinel: Knox County Clerk disputes results of report on mold

ESF is mentioned in this article on mold problemsin the Old Knox County Courthouse. 4/22/15 READ MORE

Binghamton zookeepers take you behind the scenes

This article featuring the zookeepers of Ross Park Zoo includes an ESF alum. 4/18/15 READ MORE

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