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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

ESF in the HS Campus Student Visit
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. Gateway Center.

Thesis Defense -- Danielle Hurley
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. 8 Illick Hall.

Dr. M. Todd Walter, "A trickle of water running through some dirt" - Ecohydrology and nutrient biogeochemistry
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. 110 Moon Library. Cornell Soil and Water Lab

Earth Lecture Series: The Sound of Sustainabilitty
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 12:45 pm - 1:50 pm. Gateway Center.

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

Leopold to Present on Onondaga Lake Restoration

The March 5 session of Institute for Retired People will feature Dr. Donald Leopold, an ESF Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Forestry Biology. He will discuss the many vegetation-based restoration projects at various stages near Onondaga Lake. Leopold has been working with engineers and scientists from O'Brien and Gere, Parsons, and Honeywell for the past 10 years.

IRP meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. The meeting is open to anyone in the community who is retired or semi-retired.

Further information is available at the link above or by calling Sandra at 315-443-5404 or sending an
email to cps@uc.syr.edu. IRP is a community program of University College of Syracuse University, dedicated to the principle of lifelong learning.

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Career Fair Links Students, Prospective Employers
SU News: MakerSpace Is Making a Difference

(Makerspace taught an ESF graduate to use 3D printing to design innovative biodegradable fishing lures for his company. 2/23/15) READ MORE

NY Times: Two Missing Ducks, a Video and a Felony Charge in an Episode at a Foie Gras Farm

(ESF student Amber Canavan is indicted for the alleged 2011 theft of two ducks from a foie gras farm as part of an animal rights investigation and protest. 2/22/15) READ MORE

Syracuse.com: SUNY ESF student at center of foie gras criminal case: Did she steal two ducks?

(An ESF student and animal protection advocate is accused of stealing two ducks as part of an activist protest. 2/23/15) READ MORE

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