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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

Thanksgiving Recess
November 23 - 30,

Thesis Defense -- Michael Parisio
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 8 Illick Hall.

December Graduates Champagne Toast
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Gateway Center .

Last Day of Classes
Friday, December 5, 2014,

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: Professors use crowdfunding to help restore American chestnut trees

("After 25 years of work, two SUNY-ESF professors have developed a way to restore the American chestnut tree back to its former glory and are receiving funding from the community to help the cause." 11/17/14) READ MORE

· Chestnut Project on CBC Quirks & Quarks

(CBC's Quirks & Quarks radio show interviewed Dr. Powell about the American Chestnut Project. 11/20/14) READ MORE

· Syracuse.com: Don Leopold comments on the unusual fall season this year

(Dr. Don Leopold comments in this article about the unusual weather and seasonal tree cycle in upstate NY this year. 11/21/14) READ MORE

· Biotechnology Symposium Builds New Partnerships

In addition to collaboration with the Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Research Foundation for the State University of New York will partner with ESF to advance the 2015 New York State Biotechnology Symposium.

The symposium has been held annually in Central New York with speakers and workshop leaders from around the United States. Now in its seventh year, the symposium has a new name, stronger partnerships, and a new location at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Long Island campus. These advancements reflect a shared commitment to serve our state's various biotechnology education, research, development and business communities. READ MORE

· ESF American Chestnut Project in Washington Post

(Washington Post: Unearthed article series covered the Chestnut Project and the benefits of returning the American chestnut to eastern forests. 11/20/14) READ MORE

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