2014 News Archives
January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, reverse chronological order

  • ESF in the News
    References to stories about ESF appearing in non-ESF media, plus short news items from the ESF community.

ESF News

2014 ESF in the News
References to stories about ESF appearing in non-ESF media, plus short news items from the ESF community. Please note that external links may break as media outlets modify their websites.

SUNY-ESF Survey: Financial Concerns, Old Habits Hinder Green Building (4/18)

("The biggest impediments to widespread adoption of green construction practices are the cost - either real or imagined - of incorporating more environmentally friendly features into construction projects and a lack of understanding about what can and should be done, according to a survey of attendees at the New York State Green Building Conference." 4/8/14) DETAILS

Doug Johnston speaks at SUNY Green Infrastructure Summit (4/18)

(A photo gallery of Doug Johnston and others speakers who presented at the SUNY Green Infrastructure Summit on Thursday. 4/18/14) DETAILS

NEWBio: Expanded Production and Harvesting of Willow Biomass Crops in New York State (4/16)

("Over the course of 2013, commercial production of shrub willow biomass crops completed its first full year of northern New York State operations, representing the first successful large-scale deployment of willow crops in North America." 4/15/14) DETAILS

Bridge Street covers SUNY-ESF Earth Week (4/15)

(New Channel 9 covered Earth Week and the Student Spotlight on Research today, filming live from the SUNY-ESF Gateway Center. Click through to watch. 4/15/14) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF and CNY Section of American Chemical Society Co-Host Presentation by Dr. Stephen Cantor (4/15)

("The presentation, entitled "UV Curing Technology: A Route to Solvent-Free Adhesives and Coatings", was presented to a live audience in Syracuse, NY at SUNY-ESF's Gateway Center, and was simulcast as a live webinar for participants nationally and internationally." 4/15/14) DETAILS

Daily Orange: SUNY-ESF Alumnus’ estate gives largest donation in school’s history (4/15)

("The estate of Raymond M. and Rita J. Smith gave the $2.4 million donation, which will fund student scholarships, according to an April 8 SUNY-ESF news release." 4/14/14) DETAILS

Daily Orange: Professor, students present findings on Syracuse’s deer population (4/15)

("After conducting extensive research, a SUNY-ESF professor handed Syracuse residents the hard truth about the city's problematic white-tailed deer." 4/14/14) DETAILS

MHS grad's estate makes historic donation to SUNY ESF (4/14)

("A Medina High School graduate's family estate recently gave the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry the largest cash gift in the 103-year-old college's history." 4/14/14) DETAILS

The Great Outdoors: To spot spring peepers, keep your eyes on the ground (4/14)

("Produced by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, the pamphlet made it clear: Don't look for tree frogs in trees." 4/11/14) DETAILS

Scott Turner quoted in Quanta Magazine: The Remarkable Self-Organization of Ants (4/10)

("One of the most exciting findings to emerge from studies of living architecture "is how dynamic and rich this process is," said Scott Turner, a biologist at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse." 4/9/14) DETAILS

Inergetics In. appoints ESF alum to Advisory Board (4/10)

("Inergetics, Inc. NRTI +10.00% , a leading developer of nutritional supplements, today announced the company has completed the formation of its Scientific/Medical Advisory Board with the appointment of Justin Fischedick, M.D." 4/9/14) DETAILS

ESF alum named project executive at Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management (4/10)

("Paul McCoy of Loudonville, Albany County, has been named project executive at Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management." 4/8/14) DETAILS

SUNY ESF study: Nearly 220 deer call the east end of Syracuse home (4/9)

("A SUNY ESF study estimated there's nearly 220 deer living within the east side of Syracuse and an adjacent part of the town of Dewitt." 4/9/14) DETAILS

Just how many white-tailed deer are there on the east side of Syracuse? (4/9)

(Brian Underwood presents to community on the suburban deer population on Syracuse's East Side. 4/4/14) DETAILS

Paul Crovella and graduate student Michelle Tinner on Bridge Street (4/9)

(Paul Crovella and graduate student Michelle Tinner were on Bridge Street on WSYR TV this morning to talk about ESF's entry in the Home Design Competition. Click to watch the segment. 4/8/14) DETAILS

Time Warner reports on the Smith Estate gift to ESF (4/9)

("The college has received a two point four million dollar gift from the estate of Raymond and Rita Smith of Tonawanda." 4/8/14) DETAILS

Post-Standard reports on the Smith Estate gift to ESF (4/9)

("The gift from the estate of Raymond M. and Rita J. Smith of Tonawanda, will be used to fund student scholarships, primarily for students from western New York." 4/8/14) DETAILS

Printmakers and Papermakers: PBE student collaborate with SU students in capstone project (4/8)

(SUNY-ESF PBE students collaborated with students from the SU Printmaking Department to create a paper run for their capstone projects. 4/4/14) DETAILS

A clear focus: ASU and ESF alum plans for future water use (4/8)

("Now working to bring a renewable surface water supply from the Colorado River to Central Arizona, ASU alumnus Jessica Fox has a long-standing interest in sustainability." 4/1/14) DETAILS

ESF alum Qi Ye Named Director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy (4/8)

(Qi Ye, a leading expert on China's environment policy and Environmental Science PhD '94, has been named director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, Brookings President Strobe Talbott announced today. 4/3/14) DETAILS

InsideScience: The Obscurity Of Science: Do The Hungry Live Longer? (4/2)

(James Gibbs was quoted in this Inside Science story questioning the link between restricted calorie intake and lifespan. 4/1/14) DETAILS

Siart is new communications coordinator at Highstead (4/1)

(Highstead, a nonprofit organization dedicated to New England forest conservation and ecological research, welcomes SUNY-ESF alumna Jes Siart as the new communications coordinator. 4/1/14) DETAILS

Rebuilding Homes and Hope (4/1)

("Francis and Ortiz were part of a contingent of students with the Syracuse University/SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry chapter of Habitat for Humanity who spent their spring break on the Jersey Shore, still rebuilding from the 2012 disaster." 3/31/14) DETAILS

David Remnick to be Syracuse University's commencement speaker (4/1)

("David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will be the keynote speaker at the Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry joint commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 11, in the Carrier Dome." 3/31/14) DETAILS

Scott Turner guest on 3/28 Science Friday broadcast (3/31)

(Scott Turner talked termites, robots and biomimicry on the March 28 Science Friday broadcast. Click to listen. 3/28/14) DETAILS

Longtime Syracuse radio call-in show canceled (3/31)

("Terry Ettinger, the longtime host of 570 WSYR radio show "The Weeder's Digest" said goodbye to his listeners for the last time Saturday morning before signing off." 3/29/14) DETAILS

Purdue Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award 2014: Donald J. Leopold, PhD '84 (3/31)

(Dr. Leopold was honored by Purdue University last week for his accomplishments as an alum. 3/14) DETAILS

Chestnuts are making a comeback (3/28)

("Finally, a disease-resistant tree has been produced. Over the next few years, they will be producing as many of these as possible to jump-start the reforestation of these beautiful trees and renew our forests." 3/28/14) DETAILS showcases some of the best products from the Green Building Conference (3/28)

("Sure, the annual New York State Green Building Conference taking place in downtown Syracuse offers plenty of workshops on things like carbon neutral structural systems and operational sustainability strategies. But what about cool green products?" 3/28/14) DETAILS

Dr. Don Leopold talks native landscaping on Smart Talk Friday (3/28)

(Dr. Don Leopold was interviewed by Smart Talk Friday in Pennsylvania about his talk on the subject of sustainable landscapes and native species in York, Pa. on Friday. Listen at the link below. Dr. Leopold's segment begins around the 45:15 mark. 3/20/14) DETAILS reports on ESF students receiving SUNY Chancellor's Award (3/28)

("Beverly Agtuca of Holbrook (pictured left) and Lauren Alteio of Montgomery received the honor, which includes framed certificates and medallions that can be worn at commencement." 3/25/14) DETAILS

New York's newest and most significant green buildings, innovations (3/28)

(In honor of this week's New York State Green Building Conference, sponsored by SUNY-ESF, compiled a photo gallery of significant sustainably designed buildings in New York. 3/27/14) DETAILS

NCC News: Peace Corps Seeks to Recruit Even More Volunteers From SUNY ESF (3/28)

("At her Peace Corps recruitment booth stationed at the ESF Gateway Center, Russo said it makes sense that more SUNY ESF students in particular are choosing to become volunteers." 3/26/14) DETAILS

HS Chemistry students visit SUNY-ESF Paper and Bioprocess Engineering (3/28)

(On Tuesday March 25th, chemistry students from Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School were welcomed to the Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Department at SUNY-ESF and given a tour of Walters Hall Pilot Plan. 3/26/14) DETAILS

Daily Orange reports: Local college students design eco-friendly, affordable house (3/28)

("Students from Syracuse University, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Onondaga Community College are working together to design an eco-friendly house that would be affordable for the median family income in Syracuse." 3/27/14) DETAILS

Biorefinery group asks for casino funds (3/28)

(A Syracuse biorefinery company has stepped up efforts to convince Cattaraugus County lawmakers to suport a $120 million biorefinery that is part of Amidon and Gilbert's New Forest Economy initiative. 3/27/14) DETAILS

Smithsonian Magazine: How Many Species Can We Find Before They Disappear Forever? (3/26)

(Smithsonian Magazine cited Dr. Wheeler in an article for its April issue. 3/14) DETAILS

Atlantic States Legal Foundation spends International Forest Day with Don Leopold (3/26)

(On March 21st, 2014, a number of community members and Atlantic States Legal Foundation (ASLF) staff braved the lingering winter chill to celebrate International Day of Forests with a walking tree identification tour around Oakwood Cemetery, led by Donald Leopold. 3/26/14) DETAILS

Long Island News Reports Student Success (3/26)

Long Island Media, Inc. reported on student Chancellor's Award winners. DETAILS

SUNY ESF prof lecturing tonight on giant, air-breathing Amazon fish (3/26)

("Donald J. Stewart, an ESF professor who recently discovered a new species of the giant arapaima native to South America, will present a lecture tonight about conservation efforts for these air-breathing fishes, which are flagship species for diverse Amazonian ecosystems." 3/26/14) DETAILS

Dr. Dave Kieber quoted in article (3/25)

(Dr. Dave Kieber is quoted in this story about recent discoveries involving cloud formation and sea-to-atmosphere migration of carbon. 3/8/14) DETAILS

Chemistry professor presents at Ocean Sciences Meeting (3/25)

Dr. David Kieber chaired a session at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu and was quoted in a story about recent developments in the study of cloud formation. DETAILS reports on Rebecca Rundell's work for Palau's UN report on conservation (3/25)

("The Republic of Palau, a chain of 586 islands in the western Pacific Ocean, is an "evolutionary treasure," according to evolutionary and conservation biologist Rebecca Rundell." 3/25/14) DETAILS

Western Michigan University reports on 2014 TAPPI Student Summit (3/24)

(WMU students were very successful at the 2014 TAPPI Student Summit, hosted by SUNY-ESF. 2/14/14) DETAILS

Cattaraugus Co. lawmakers to meet on Forest Economy project (3/24)

(Dr. Amidon and Preston Gilbert continue their meetings with Cattaraugus County legislators in pursuit of building a biorefinery plant. 3/22/14) DETAILS

Two Row Wampum: ESF faculty and students pddle to honor parallel course of cultures (3/20)

(Four ESF faculty and a number of students and alumni participated in the year-long campaign to renew the Two Row Wampum treaty with the Haudenosaunee. The events led to the forging of new relationships and a new determination to take responsibility for the environment and resources we share. Winter 2014) DETAILS

Eddie Bevilacqua visits Plan Sierra (3/18)

(Eddie Bevilacqua visited Plan Sierra in the Dominican Republic over spring break, to build relationships for future research collaborations. 3/12/14) DETAILS

SAF honors Project Learning Tree (3/18)

(The Statewife Forestry Association honored Project Learning Tree with the 2013 Community Service Award. Dr. Beth Folta serves as a member of the project's steering committee. 3/17/14) DETAILS

Green grub: Cafe offers reusable take out boxes to reduce waste (3/17)

(The Daily Orange covers the new reusable to-go boxes being implemented by the Trailhead Cafe. 3/17/14) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF Chestnut Research in the Motley Fool (3/17)

(The Motley Fool discusses the economic impacts of the loss of the American Chestnut, and the genetics work being done by the American Chestnut Research and Restoration project to revive them. 3/16/14) DETAILS

ESF researchers study success of Mexico's clean water payment program (3/14)

(Mexico is paying upstream landowners to use their land to minimize pollution and maximize water availability in the communities that use that water downstream. Researchers from SUNY-ESF have joined with four other universities and the US Forest Service to study the program's success. 3/13/14) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF staff, programs recognized in 2014 Celebration of Technology awards (3/14)

(Brandon Murphy and SUNY-ESF's Office of Outreach were honored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York. 3/13/14) DETAILS

Colin Beier on why this has been a good winter (3/13)

("The hardest jolt for trees and other plants, Beier said, involves abrupt swings between the cold and periods of unseasonable warmth." 3/13/14 DETAILS

Onondaga County clears out weak ash trees to prepare for emerald ash borer (3/11)

(Melissa Fierke is quoted in this story on Onondaga County's plan to remove unhealthy ash trees and combat the emerald ash borer. 3/7/14) DETAILS

Chemistry professor publishes in Nature Geoscience (3/11)

Dr. David J. Kieber is part of a team that published a paper in the journal "Nature Geoscience." The paper is titled, "Contribution of sea surface carbon pool to organic mater enrichment in sea spray aerosol." The paper was published online Feb. 27, 2014. DETAILS

Kieber, students to present at international symposium in May (3/11)

Dr. David J. Kieber of the Department of Chemistry, and graduate students Inger Tyssebotn and Joanna Kinsey, will present research results at the 6th International Symposium on biological and environmental chemistry of DMS(P) and related compounds. The conference will be May 26 through 30, 2014, at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain.

SUNY RF grant funds research at Cranberry Lake (3/11)

Dr. David J. Kieber and a colleague have received a $29, 810, two-year grant from the Collaboration Fund of the SUNY Research Foundation to conduct a gas flux study at the Cranberry Lake Biological Station. They will assess factors that regulate fluxes of carbon dioxide from lake waters into the atmosphere. Keiber is working with Dr. Scott Miller of SUNY Albany.

Moon Library Recognized as a STAR in Resource Sharing (3/10)

Moon Library at ESF recently received 4 out of 4 stars for our commitment to resource sharing best practices! This award presented by the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative and the American Libraries Association's Reference & User Services Association provides recognition for contributions to and improvements in library resource sharing services such as interlibrary loan. DETAILS

Catteraugus Co. and SUNY-ESF Look To Team Up On New Wood Technologies (3/6)

(Research into new methods and products for wood and wood byproducts might give an economic shot in the arm of Cattaraugus County and the rest of the western Southern Tier. 3/6/14) DETAILS

President Wheeler's favorite insect: the Darth Vader beetle (3/5)

(Quentin Wheeler is a noted entomologist with expertise on new species, so during an online chat it was natural that someone would ask his favorite insect. Wheeler's answer? The Darth Vader beetle. 3/5/14) DETAILS

SU, SUNY-ESF students join oil pipeline protest (3/5)

("Divest SU and ESF and Students of Sustainability, two groups on SU's campus that publicly oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline, decided to join XL Dissent in rallying against the proposal." 3/4/14) DETAILS

Another year of collaboration between ESF and CNY RPDB (3/5)

("The Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board has once again partnered with the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry this spring to undertake two community greenhouse gas inventories and two community climate action plans." 3/4/14) DETAILS

ESF faculty and staff participated in Symphoria's musical homage to the "Sounds of Nature" (3/4)

("The opening movement of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," for example, sounded like winter rushing in. Images of the natural environment were projected on a screen and the pieces were introduced by climate experts from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry." 3/3/14) DETAILS

Public Speaking Lab Now Available (3/4)

ESF's Public Speaking Lab (PSL) located in 13 - B Moon is a free service that supports the development of undergraduate students' public, academic, and professional speaking skills. PSL consultants work with students, both in-person and online, to provide formative feedback on presentations and presentation materials (from outlines to presentation slides). The lab also functions as a rehearsal space and team room where groups of students can meet to plan, practice, film, and review presentations. Please visit the PSL webpage for more information. DETAILS

Shell shocked: ESF Alumnus creates chemical-free solution to eradicate invasive mussels in lakes (3/4)

("A SUNY-ESF graduate has devised a way to reduce the number of invasive mussels living in the Finger Lakes in a natural, chemical-free way." 3/3/14) DETAILS

Amidon and Gilbert present New Forest Economy biorefinery proposal to Cattaraugus County (3/3)

("Mr. Gilbert, a economic development specialist, said the biorefinery would be at the center of an integrated cluster of businesses and industries that would rely on products produced at the biorefinery." 3/1/14) DETAILS

Finger Lakes Institute talks to cover sustainable community development (2/28)

(The Finger Lakes Institute will host four free public lectures on sustainable community development, including Mike Kelleher, speaking on the subject of energy. 2/27/14) DETAILS

Lawmakers to hear plan Friday for ‘New Forestry Economy’ (2/28)

("On Friday, two representatives from the SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) School at Syracuse will outline a "New Forestry Economy" to county lawmakers that could include a plant in Cattaraugus County to extract chemicals from both hardwoods and softwoods." 2/27/14) DETAILS

Barclay bill would change SAFE Act-related hunting ban on SUNY ESF properties (2/27)

("More than 5,300 acres in the North Country operated by SUNY ESF were off limits to small and big-game hunters with firearms this fall as a result of the N.Y. SAFE Act. That could change under a bill authored earlier this month by Assemblyman Will Barclay, R-Pulaski, which calls for some minor word changes in the law." 2/27/14) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF alum's work with invasive mussels covered by NY Times (2/26)

(In 1990, when Dr. Molloy learned that invasive mussels had infested New York power plants, he began looking for a bacterium that could control their population without damaging native species. 2/24/14) DETAILS

Fort Drum biomass power deal to aid area forest industry (2/26)

("The supply chains created by the plant could also aid schools and other entities looking to convert their power source, said Timothy A. Volk." 2/22/14) DETAILS

ESF social scientists improving storm-warning communications: CNY Science (2/25)

("Researchers from State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry are joining other scientists in developing ways to improve communications between emergency officials and residents." 2/25/14) DETAILS

New SUNY-ESF President Quentin Wheeler's priorities for environmental school (2/25)

("Quentin Wheeler, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's new president, has clear priorities for the school." 2/25/14) DETAILS

Transcript from President Wheeler's Q&A (2/25)

("Q&A transcript: SUNY ESF President Quentin Wheeler on expanding ESF, addressing climate change, his favorite bug." 2/25/14) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF Chestnut Restoration Project covered in (2/24)

("The mission of the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Center is to conduct basic and applied research that will lead to the development of a blight-resistant American chestnut tree (Castanea dentata)." 2/21/14) DETAILS

President Wheeler interviewed on Channel 9 Newsmakers (2/24)

("Dr. Quentin Wheeler talks about challenges facing the environment and what it will take to achieve sustainable biodiversity in the 21st century. He also talks about ESF's role in helping society to face those challenges." Click through to watch the interview. 2/23/14) DETAILS

President Wheeler to hold an online chat with Post-Standard (2/24)

("Quentin Wheeler, president of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, will participate in a live online chat with users at noon today, Monday, Feb. 24." 2/24/14) DETAILS

Scientific American: A New Generation of American Chestnut Trees May Redefine America's Forests (2/20)

(Dr. Powell and Dr. Leopold both feature in this web exclusive article on the Chestnut Research and Restoration Project's work to restore the American Chestnut. 2/19/14) DETAILS

American Scientist prints Bill Powell article on The American Chestnut's Genetic Rebirth (2/20)

("A foreign fungus nearly wiped out North America's once vast chestnut forests. Genetic engineering can revive them." 3/2014) DETAILS

Post-Standard reports on ESF's high number of Peace Corp volunteers (2/11)

("SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is one of the top schools in the nation for producing Peace Corps volunteers." 2/11/14) DETAILS

James Gibbs interviewed on WAMC on snow leopards (2/10)

("And you make a difference for snow leopards in ways you might not think: developing markets for women to sell handicrafts so they don't rely on their husbands to poach to provide school and medical fees for their children, providing petrol and vehicle parts for anti-poaching patrols, and supporting biologists to be out there in the -40 C weather figuring out what's going on." 2/10/14) DETAILS

James Gibbs interviewed for National Geographic piece on Sochi mascots (2/7)

("Gibbs is cautiously optimistic that the attention generated by the Winter Olympics will result in increased efforts to aid the snow leopard." 2/6/14) DETAILS

Lee Newman on PRI's The World on decontaminating Fukushima water with phytoremediation (2/7)

("Newman's a professor of biotechnology and phytoremediation at the State University of New York in Syracuse. And she says phytoremediation might just be a big help in decontaminating water at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant." Click through to listen to the interview. 2/6/14) DETAILS

KPFA interviews Robin Kimmerer on her new book, Braiding Sweetgrass (2/7)

("Sarah Holmes interviews Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer about her book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants." Click through to listen to the radio interview. 2/6/14) DETAILS

ESF biotechnology student discovering the joys of SEM (2/6)

(Senior Mike LeClair learned how to replicate and photograph snowflakes using SEM while taking the electron microscopy course. 2/14) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF grad built his own gourmet mushroom company (2/6)

(Matt Gretton, owner of Trifecta Mushrooms, is a SUNY-ESF grad who used ESF and SU resources to help build his own start-up. 2/6/14) DETAILS

Tom Amidon one of 300 most influential people in bioeconomy (2/6)

("Dr. Thomas E. Amidon has been designated one of the top 300 most influential people in the bioeconomy, as selected by editors of the field's most widely distributed trade publication, Biofuels Digest." 2/5/14) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF students conducting greenhouse gas emissions survey for Oneida (2/6)

("Environmental science students from SUNY ESF made a presentation on a greenhouse gas emission study they wish to complete this spring in Oneida." 2/4/14) DETAILS

Paws off: ESF professor calls for awareness, protection of snow leopards (2/4)

("All eyes will be on Sochi, Russia as the 2014 Winter Olympics begin Feb. 7, but a SUNY-ESF professor is hoping it will bring more attention to an endangered species, which is the mascot of the games." 2/3/14) DETAILS

AEC's Stacy McNulty interviewed in article on the cold winter (2/3)

("The cold, combined with the lack of snow, will likely take a toll on small mammals, said ecologist Stacy McNulty of the Adirondack Ecological Center at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry." 1/31/14) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF alum is greening food trucks in NYC (2/3)

(SUNY-ESF chemistry grad Michael Dubrovsky is installing a plug-in charging system for NYC mobile food vendors and other vehicles that need electricity for their businesses and services. 1/30/14) DETAILS

SUNY-ESF participating in state-wide fisher population survey (2/3)

(SUNY-ESF is mentioned in this article as one of the partner organizations in a statewide DEC survey of fisher populations. 1/31/14) DETAILS

Dr. Gordon Patterson quoted on bald eagles congregating around Onondaga Lake (1/30)

(Bald eagles are congregating on the southern end of Onondaga Lake this winter. Dr. Patterson commented on how the pollution levels of the lake affect them. 1/30/14) DETAILS

Interview with Dr. Scott Turner in Zygote Quarterly Vol 8 (1/30)

(Digital magazine Zygote Quarterly ran a story on Dr. Turner, starting on page 60. "His principal research focus is the emergence of superorganismal structure and function in the mound building termites of southern Africa." 1/14) DETAILS

Endangered northern cricket frog may be reintroduced to Long Island (1/28)

(James Gibbs is interviewed on species reintroduction in this article about bringing the northern cricket frog back to lower New York state. 1/24/14) DETAILS

ESF alum runs successful landscape architecture firm (1/27)

("In 2007 Charles completed his Masters work in Landscape Architecture at Syracuse University's College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Since that time Charles has practiced landscape architectural design with top firms in the greater NYC area." 1/25/14) DETAILS

Commission to study local government in Onondaga County (1/27)

(Neil Murphy is leading the Consensus commission to study local governments and make recommendations on how to streamline, improve and increase cost effectiveness for products and services. 1/25/14) DETAILS

ESF Ranger School alum publishes new book (1/21)

(Spencer Morrissey's most recent book, "Adirondack Trail Skier," hit the shelves this month. Morrissey is a licensed guide and a graduate of the Ranger School in Wanakena. 1/18/14) DETAILS

SUNY Research Foundation awards presidential fellowship to ESF faculty member (1/21)

("Gilbert's fellowship, one of six that RF awarded, will support his work in designing and implementing the New Forest Economy initiative that ESF developed, the college said." 1/20/14) DETAILS

Rare breed: ESF president brings knack for entomology, personable nature (1/16)

("In April 2005, Quentin Wheeler received a phone call while visiting London. Then-President George W. Bush was on the line, calling to personally thank him for naming the slime-mold beetle after him." 1/16/14) DETAILS

Teams, individuals honored at fall Believe to Achieve awards ceremony (1/16)

("Two teams and four individuals were honored today for their accomplishments at the Fall Sports 2013 Believe to Achieve ceremony on the campus of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse." 1/15/14) DETAILS

Dr. Myron Mitchell on lingering effects of West Virginia chemical spill (1/14)

(Dr. Mitchell was a guest today on Wall Street Journal Live, where he was interviewed on the chemical spill, its severity and how long it will take to clear up. Click through to watch. 1/14/14) DETAILS

Bryan Underwood interviewed on growing suburban wildlife populations (1/14)

("Underwood says community leaders will need to come together to address this increasing issue of wildlife coming into backyards which are recently developed in neighborhoods across the area." 1/10/14) DETAILS

ESF alumna is seeing success as an environmental consultant (1/14)

("East Bethany resident Sheila Hess is the owner of Conservation Connects, an environmental consulting firm." 1/13/14) DETAILS

Mighty Oaks eke out a win over Alfred State (1/14)

(The MIghty Oaks make it into this basketball results summary for the weekend of Jan 11/12. 1/13/14) DETAILS

From dish to dirt: Student group creates more efficient composting system (1/14)

("The Green Campus Initiative at SUNY-ESF will finish a new, more efficient composting facility this semester to better recycle the campus' food waste." 1/13/14) DETAILS

The Gateway Center: more than just a green roof (1/10)

(The restful beauty of the Gateway Center's green roof belies the intricacy of the project and the collaboration that created it. 11/23/13) DETAILS

New SUNY-ESF President settles in on campus (1/10)

(News Channel 9 interviewed new SUNY-ESF President Quentin Wheeler on his arrival at campus and the process of settling in. Click through to watch the video. 01/09/14) DETAILS

Scott Turner in article on Human vs. Insect Architecture (1/6)

("Around the same time that the Eastgate Centre opened its doors, the American scientist Scott Turner was using propane pumps and arrays of tiny electronic sensors to painstakingly measure gas exchange throughout nearly 50 South African termite mounds." 12/26/13) DETAILS

Albany Times-Union covers Susan Senecah's award by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (1/3)

("The honor came during an event in Uppsala, Sweden, that included a presentation by Senecah." 12/24/13) DETAILS

NBC News article on 2013 species discoveries features President Wheeler (1/3)

("About 18,000 species are discovered every year, and as of 2013, "we're fast approaching 2 million named things," Wheeler said." 12/27/13) DETAILS

Quentin Wheeler interviewed by Wall Street Journal on 2013 species discoveries (1/3)

(Quentin Wheeler was interviewed for the Wall Street Journal's 'Lunch Break' video segment on the year's most striking species discoveries. Click through to watch the video. 12/30/13) DETAILS

Saranac Brewery Taps SUNY-ESF to Go Green (1/2)

("The F.X. Matt Brewing Company in Utica is working with SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry to go green. Cleaner wastewater, less energy usage and an environmentally-friendly landscape will result." 06/21/12) DETAILS

ESF alum recognized for his Peace Corp work in Madagascar (1/2)

(Peace Corp in the Northeast blog wrote an article on ESF alum Don Quinn-Jacobs and his volunteer work in Madagascar. 12/30/13) DETAILS

Arapaima discovery makes the 2013 'Biggest animal discoveries' roundup (1/2)

(MongaBay's '2013 top new species' roundup includes Donald Stewart's reclassification of arapaima into five separate species. 12/23/13) DETAILS

NYS Fair Onondaga Lake exhibit wins a national award (1/2)

(The 2013 NYS Fair exhibit on the Onondaga Lake cleanup won national recognition for its quality. Neil Murphy was one of the committee members who designed the exhibit. 12/23/13) DETAILS

Surveys detail inner workings of rare inland salt marshes of Northeast U.S. (1/2)

(Donald Leopold and O'Brien & Gere scientist Tony Eallonardo, PhD '09, co-authored this survey of salt marsh ecosystems in the Northeast. 12/13/13) DETAILS

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