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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

ESF in the HS Campus Student Visit
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. Gateway Center.

Advanced Zotero
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm. 110 Moon Library.

Thesis Defense -- Danielle Hurley
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. 8 Illick Hall.

Dr. M. Todd Walter, "A trickle of water running through some dirt" - Ecohydrology and nutrient biogeochemistry
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. 110 Moon Library. Cornell Soil and Water Lab

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

Leopold to Present on Onondaga Lake Restoration
Career Fair Links Students, Prospective Employers
SU News: MakerSpace Is Making a Difference

(Makerspace taught an ESF graduate to use 3D printing to design innovative biodegradable fishing lures for his company. 2/23/15) READ MORE

Baxter Bulletin: Tumor-causing virus widespread in wild turkeys

(ESF grad student Katrina Alger is helping to research a virus that may be impacting wild turkey populations. 2/19/15) READ MORE

SUNY Cortland: Professor to Discuss Giant Tortoise Conservation

(Dr. James Gibbs will guest lecture at SUJY Cortland this week on his conservation work with Galapagos tortoise species. 2/19/15) READ MORE

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