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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

Cranberry Lake Biological Station Sophomore registration
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:30 am - 10:00 am. Bray Rotunda.

Reptiles and Amphibians of New York
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. DeWitt Community Library Shopping Town Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. East, DeWitt, N.Y. Event Website

Candidacy Examination -- Amanda Cheeseman
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 8 Illick Hall.

Exemplary Researcher / Adaptive Peaks Seminar
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 5 Illick Hall.

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

Eagle Observer: County Legislature working to deal with Emerald Ash Borer crisis

Among other measures against the emerald ash borer, ESF is working a program to introduce natural predators to the invasive beetle. 2/8/16 READ MORE

LiveScience: How Galápagos Tortoises Mate

Dr. James Gibbs is interviewed in a LiveScience article on the enduring mysteries of tortoise reproduction. 2/8/16 READ MORE

Syracuse.com: Zika virus not a threat in Central New York, experts say

ESF's Larry Abrahamson is quoted on Zika: it's not deadly or contractible in NY state. 2/3/16 READ MORE

Daily Orange: The president of SUNY-ESF just discovered a beetle — and named it after his boss

President Wheeler named a newly discovered beetle after SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. 1/31/16 READ MORE

CNY Central: DEC: Rare to CNY pelican died of starvation, parasites

Dr. Shannon Farrell is mentioned in an article on the death of the pelican who visited Onondaga Lake recently. 1/29/16 READ MORE

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