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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.

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

Readings from the Northside: To catch a piping plover

The blog continues to follow the work of ESF scientist Michelle Stantial as she bands and studies endangered piping plovers. 5/1/15 READ MORE

Yahoo News: Cartwheeling Spider, Corpse-Hoarding Wasp Among Bizarre New Species

Yahoo News reports on the Top 10 Species and the importance of biodiversity. 5/21/15 READ MORE

The Conversation: An animal that could rewrite the family tree: one of the top new species of 2015

The Conversation writes a whimsical but detailed report on this year's Top 10 Species. 5/21/15 READ MORE

Entomology Today: Predatory Wasp and Giant Walking Stick Among Top New Species for 2015

Entomology Today delves into the details on the insects that made the Top 10 Species of 2015. 5/21/15 READ MORE

Discovery News: Craziest New Animal Species of 2015: Photos

Discovery provides a photo gallery of this year's Top 10 Species. 5/21/15 READ MORE

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