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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

Wildlands Studies Study Abroad Information Session
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall.

Dale L. Travis Lecture: The Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge and Conservation
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:30 pm - 12:00 am. Gateway Center.

Vince O’Neil Mushroom Festival at Beaver Lake Nature Center
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville.

Study Abroad Fair
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Gateway A & B. Study Abroad

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

· Onondaga Lake Bioblitz: More Than 400 Species in 24 Hours

· Onondaga Lake Bioblitz: 7 things we learned from 24-hour study

(Syracuse.com covered the Onondaga Lake Bioblitz and interviewed Dr. Leopold about the findings. 9/16/14) READ MORE

· Bioblitz: Initial Findings List More Than 400 Species

· Research identifies threats to Adirondack loons

(SUNY-ESF is one of the institutions contributing new loon research to a special loon-centric issue of the journal "Waterbirds." 9/12/14) READ MORE

· Quentin Wheeler Installed as ESF’s Fourth President

More ESF News


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