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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

Dissertation Defense -- Lauren Goldmann
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. 8 Illick Hall.

Summer Semester Session 2 Begins
Monday, July 6, 2015, View Summer Semester details online.

Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning
August 26 - 27, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Moon Library. Graduate Assistant Colloquium webpage

Classes Begin
Monday, August 31, 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

Galapagos Conservancy Blog: Preparing for the Release of Tortoises on Santa Fe Island

James Gibbs and colleagues are gathering and preparing tortoises at the breeding center before releasing them on Espanola Island in June. 5/18/15 READ MORE

Buffalo News: Deer pose big problems for farmers

Martin Dovciak is quoted on the difficulty of managing deer in urban areas. 5/25/15 READ MORE

Buffalo News: Growing deer population taking a toll on forests

Two ESF researchers are quoted on the danger overpopulating deer pose to NY forests. 5/25/15 READ MORE

Readings from the Northside: To catch a piping plover

The blog continues to follow the work of ESF scientist Michelle Stantial as she bands and studies endangered piping plovers. 5/1/15 READ MORE

Yahoo News: Cartwheeling Spider, Corpse-Hoarding Wasp Among Bizarre New Species

Yahoo News reports on the Top 10 Species and the importance of biodiversity. 5/21/15 READ MORE

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