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2016 Courses

There will be an informational session on:

Monday, February 8
6 - 7:30 PM
Gateway A, B, & C

Signup packets will be distributed at the meeting.

Note that this summer we will run an extra session of EFB202 to accomodate all students who need the course. We strongly encourage all students who need EFB202 to plan on taking CLBS courses this summer as we will not be doing an extra EFB202 session next year, and also starting in summer 2017, tuition will be charged for these courses - thereby increasing costs substantially.

Courses can be taken for graduate credit upon request.

Registration Details

  • Juniors and Seniors
    Sign up immediately after the informational session in Gateway for their chosen courses
    (7:30-8:30 pm). Deposits will need to be paid to the Cashier the following day, Tuesday February 9.
  • Sophomores
    S ign up on Wednesday February 10th from 7:30-10:00 in Bray Rotunda
    . The Cashiers Office will be open early so deposits can be paid immediately.
  • Freshmen
    Sign up on Friday, February 12th from 7:30-10:00 in Bray Rotunda
    . The Cashiers Office will be open early so deposits can be paid immediately.

There will be a non-refundable $200 deposit that will need to be paid within 24 hours of registering (checks payable to SUNY-ESF).

Room and board costs have not been finalized, however, it is expected to be comparable to past summers at ~$520/wk.

Contacts

  • Questions on registration or not being able to attend the informational session should be directed to Trupti Indurkar (tpindurk@syr.edu).
  • General CLBS questions or questions on EFB202 should be directed to Melissa Fierke (mkfierke@esf.edu).
  • General CLBS questions or questions on Elective sessions should be directed to Robin Kimmerer (rkimmer@esf.edu).

Summer 2016 Course Schedule

This summer, there will be three sessions of EFB202 and two elective sessions as follows:

Session A: May 22 - June 10

EFB 202 Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment  

Session B: June 12 - June 24

EFB 337 Ethnobotany Kimmerer
EFB 496/796 Ecology of Non-vascular Plants Bowman
EFB 496/796Adirondack Insects Hager/Shields
EFB 496/796 Aquatic Ecology Patterson
EFB 498 Research Problems Staff

Session C: June 26 - July 15

EFB 202 Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment  

Session D: July 17 - August 5

EFB 202 Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment  

Session E: July 17 - July 29

(these classes will be held at the Ranger School in Wanakena and at the AEC in Newcomb)
EFB 345
Forest Health Teale/Castello
EFB 496/796 Ecology of Wetland Communities Leopold/Musselman
EFB 496/796 Environmental Philosophy & Writing Patinelli-Dubai
EFB 388 Ecology of Adirondack Fishes Murphy

student working2015 Course Descriptions

EFB 202 Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment (3)
Forty-five hours of lecture, laboratory and field instruction per week for three weeks. An introduction to the biodiversity of northeastern North American terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic communities with a focus on vascular plants and invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Incorporates practical field exercises designed to acquaint the student with problem solving. Summer, Cranberry Lake Biological Station. The course culminates in a research symposium during which groups present their findings to their peers and a panel of judges.

EFB 337 Field Ethnobotany (3)
Two hours of lecture per week and six to eight hours of field work and discussion each day for two weeks. A field-based introduction to the identification and traditional cultural uses of plants in the Adirondack region for food, medicine and fiber. Topics include plant identification, traditional ecological knowledge and use of ecological and ethnobotanical methods. Satisfies elective field course requirement in programs offered by Department of Environmental and Forest Biology. Cranberry Lake Biological Station. Summer.
Prerequisite: EFB 226 or equivalent.

EFB 345 Forest Health (3)
Seven and one-half hours of lecture and 45 hours of field exercises per week for two weeks. Required in the Forest Health major, but open to others. Examines the varied ecological roles and impacts of pests and pathogens in managed and unmanaged northern forests. Students learn to collect, identify, and study forest insects and pathogens using inventory, survey, analytic methods, and independent research. Summer, Cranberry Lake Biological Station.
Prerequisites: One year of general biology, and EFB 202 or equivalents.

EFB 388 Ecology of Adirondack Fishes (3)
Two hours of lecture, and eight hours of fieldwork and discussion each day for two weeks. An integrated field and laboratory course in the identification of fish and recognition of ecological characteristics of major fish species and communities of Adirondack waters. Satisfies a component of the field study elective requirement in Environmental and Forest Biology. Summer, Cranberry Lake Biological Station.
Prerequisite: General zoology or general biology.

EFB 496/796 Topics

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Ecology of Adirondack Insects (3) join Dr. Barb Hager (Cazenovia College) as she unravels the fascinating diversity and life histories of Adirondack insects.
  • Ecology of Non-vascular Plants
  • Ecology of Wetland Communities
  • Environmental Philosophy & Writing

EFB 496 Topics in Environmental and Forest Biology (1 - 3)
Experimental, interdisciplinary or special coursework in biology for undergraduate students. Subject matter and method of presentation varies from semester to semester. May be repeated for additional credit. Fall or Spring.

EFB 796 Topics in Environmental and Forest Biology (1 - 3)
Special instruction, conference, advanced study, and research in selected subject areas. A written report required. Check Schedule of Courses for details. Fall and Spring.


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