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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

Registration for ESF Summer Semester Begins
Monday, February 2, 2015, ESF Campus. View Summer Semester details online.

Open Publishing
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm. 110 Moon Library.

Chemistry Department Seminar: Dr. Eloy Rodriguez, Cornell University
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 146 Baker Laboratory.

Last day to drop a class
Friday, February 6, 2015,

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

Daily Orange: Students to teach empathy in local community

(ESF and SU students have founded a program to help grade schoolers develop skill at empathy. 1/27/15) READ MORE

Syracuse.com: Deer in the city? Readers respond with plenty of photos from Syracuse's east side

(Last year's ESF study on Syracuse's urban deer is mentioned in an article and photo gallery. 1/29/15) READ MORE

NJ.com: Bucks County native featured in 'I Love N.Y.' campaign

(ESF alumna and "Women in Nature" coordinator is being featured in the new "I Love NY" campaign. 1/21/15) READ MORE

SUNY 4E: Breaking with Tradition to Increase Collaboration
CBS New York: Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

(ESF grad student Katrina Algar is studying a virus that may be playing a role in the decline of eastern wild turkey populations. 1/21/15) READ MORE

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