March 9 - 16,
Last day to withdraw from a class without penalty
Tuesday, March 18, 2014,
STEM Mentor Recruiting Event for Grad Students
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm. 240 Gateway Center.
(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)
("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)
(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)
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.
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.