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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

Call for Proposals, Student Sustainability Fund
October 13 - November 21, 206 Centennial Hall. Event Website

Advising for Spring 2015
November 3 - 11,

Chemistry Department Graduate Student Seminar: Marci L. Savage
Monday, November 3, 2014, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 145 Baker Laboratory.

IEHEM Inaugural Seminar
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 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

· New frog species and Galapagos tortoise recovery in California Academy of Sciences

(The California Academy of Sciences reported on ESF-connected studies finding a new frog species and the recovery of a Galapagos tortoise species. 10/30/14) READ MORE

· FOX News: Giant tortoises of Galapagos have 'true story of success'

(Fox News reported on the study by James Gibbs and colleagues that showed recovery among a Galapagos tortoise species. 10/29/14) READ MORE

· SUNY-ESF professor inspires fund to protect Adirondack High Peaks ecology

(The Adirondack Mountain Club honors dr. Ketchledge as an inspiration for Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program. 10/31/14) READ MORE

· IFLScience: Giant Tortoises Bounce Back!

(IFLScience reports on the recovery of a Galapagos tortoise species, according to a study published by James Gibbs and colleagues. 10/29/14) READ MORE

· Discovery News: Galapagos Island Giant Tortoises Stage a Comeback

(Discovery News reported on the study published by James Gibbs and colleagues examining the recovery of Galapagos tortoises. 10/29/14) READ MORE

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