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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

Advising for Fall 2015
March 30 - April 3,

Thesis Defense -- Molly Hassett
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 7 Illick Hall.

Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series: Dr. Tom Kaye
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 5 Illick Hall. Event Website

Chemistry Department Seminar Series: Dr. Xinyu Liu
Friday, April 10, 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 148 Baker Laboratory.

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

Dr. Powell: Return of the king: The development of a blight-resistant American chestnut tree"

Dr. Powell will speak on the American Chestnut Project at SUNY New Paltz as part of the college's Earth Day celebration. 4/15 READ MORE

Alaska Dispatch News: Does Alaska want more wolves? Well, do the math.

An ESF graduate authored an editorial on the management of wolf populations in and around Alaska's Denali National Park. 3/29/15 READ MORE

Skaneateles Journal: Skaneateles High School Environmental Club to host biotechnologist William Powell

(Bill Powell will talk on the American Chestnut Project in Skaneateles tonight. 3/25/15) READ MORE

North Country Public Radio: Will a plague of "winter ticks" threaten Adirondack moose?

(Dr. Jacqui Frair is quoted in this story on the impact of winter ticks on US moose. 3/24/15) READ MORE

Press Republican: Citizen scientists bring extra eyes to nature

(ESF's Newcomb campus offered citizen science training for a wetland monitoring project developed by ESF's Adirondack Ecological Center and Northern Forest Institute along with several regional partners. 3/18/15) READ MORE

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