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Upcoming Events

Managing White Pine in the Adirondacks - A workshop for foresters, loggers and landowners
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY.

SUNY-ESF at the New York State Fair
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. NYS Fairgrounds, Geddes. Science & Industry Building.

SUNY-ESF at the New York State Fair
Monday, August 25, 2014, NYS Fairgrounds, Geddes. Science & Industry Building.

Classes Begin
Monday, August 25, 2014,

EFB News

· Quentin Wheeler: Be aware of invasive species

(Quentin Wheeler wrote an op-ed on awareness of invasive species in honor of the first New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week. 7/21/14) READ MORE

· Grad student's Snowy Plover project featured in Pensacola News Journal

(ESF grad student Maureen Durkin was one of the shorebird researchers interviewed in this article that exhorts holiday visitors to be mindful of shorebirds at the beach. 7/3/14) READ MORE

· New Paltz teen to begin classes at SUNYESF with scholarship

("Reminy Bacon, 17, of New Paltz, is this year's recipient of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's Master Gardener program's Dominic Parise Master Gardener Scholarship." 7/2/14) READ MORE

· SUNY-ESF grad student doing river otter research in Finger Lakes region

(For the past two summers, SUNY-ESF graduate student Elaina Burns has been studying the Finger Lakes' transplanted populaton of river otters. 7/4/14) READ MORE

· North Country Public Radio covers ATBI Bioblitz at Newcomb Campus

(Professional biologists and visitors will work together to catalog Adirondacks wildlife on Sunday at Newcomb Campus during the ATBI Bioblitz. Click to listen to the story. 6/24/14) READ MORE

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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.


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.

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