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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

Thanksgiving Recess
November 23 - 30,

Thesis Defense -- Michael Parisio
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 8 Illick Hall.

December Graduates Champagne Toast
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Gateway Center .

Last Day of Classes
Friday, December 5, 2014,

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

· ESF Student Participates in SEA Semester program

· ESF Celebrates December Convocation

· Action Institute Blog: A GMO Thanksgiving

(The Action Institute blog featured the American Chestnut Project among other Thanksgiving-related genetic modification research projects. 11/25/14) READ MORE

· Syracuse.com: SUNY-ESF accepts donation of skeletal remains of a 40-foot fin whale

(The juvenile fin whale skeleton was the first of three to be donated by Thomas French. 11/24/14) READ MORE

· WSYR: Leaves clinging to trees in Central New York

(Donald Leopold was interviewed on why the leaves are clinging to trees so late this season. 11/24/14) READ MORE

More ESF News


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