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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

Peace Corps - Tabling/Information Session
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. 11am-3pm in The Gateway Center and 5pm-6pm in 110 Moon Library. Event Website

Department of Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Eloy Rodriguez
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 146 Baker Laboratory.

LA Lecture "GETTING BACK TO THE GARDEN": BEGINNING AN AGE OF RESTORATION
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Marshall Auditorium.

Build a Better Planet - Tabling Event
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Gateway Center - Student Tabling Area. Event Website

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

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

ABC: virus widespread in wild turkeys may be impacting their populations

(ABC covers the decline of wild turkey populations, and ESF grad student's research on the virus that may be partly responsible. 1/19/15) READ MORE

The Dodo: Baby Tortoises Found On Galapagos Island For First Time In Over 100 Years

(Dr. Gibbs is quoted in this story on the recent finding of tortoise hatchlings on Pinzon Island. 1/21/15) READ MORE

Geographical: Historic birth for Galapagos tortoises

(Dr. Gibbs and colleagues in article on their discovery of baby tortoises on Pinzon Island. 1/21/15)
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Ithaca.com: Finger Lakes Land Trust Celebrates 25 Years of Easements and Preservation

(The work of alumna Sandra Bonnano is mentioned in a feature on the Finger Lakes Land Trust. 1/22/15) READ MORE

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