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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

New Undergraduate Orientation/Registration
Friday, January 9, 2015, Event Website

Classes Begin
Monday, January 12, 2015,

Martin Luther King Day (no classes)
Monday, January 19, 2015,

Last day to add a class
Tuesday, January 20, 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

EPA Funding for Wetlands Work Benefits ESF Program
Galapagos Conservancy Blog: Preparing for the Pinzón Island Giant Tortoise Population Survey

(Dr. James Gibbs guest-authored a Galapagos Conservancy blog article on preparing for the next tortoise survey. 12/12/14) READ MORE

Pensacola News Journal: Invasive species are threatening our ecosystem

(Ph.D. student Maureen Durkin had her research featured in this article on the effects of invasive species on ecosystems on the Florida Gulf Coast. 12/12/14) READ MORE

Biology Fortified: The Return of a King

(Biology Fortified posted a video interview with Dr. Powell and Dr. Maynard on the development of a blight-resistant American chestnut and plans to return it to the wild. 12/2/14) READ MORE

ESF Confers Degrees

More ESF News


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