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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

Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W
Friday, October 24, 2014,

Chemistry Department Seminar Series: Dr. Stevens Brumbley
Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 148 Baker Laboratory.

SUNY Energy, Environment, Education and Economics (4E) Network of Excellence Fall Charette
October 26 - 27, 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Genesee Grande Hotel & SUNY-ESF, 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

· American Chestnut Project in Get to Know GMOs Month

(The American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project was mentioned in an article as part of BIOtechNOW's month-long GMO feature. 10/22/14) READ MORE

· Adirondack Almanack: AIC offers Halloween-themed program to learn about animal bones

(Mark Lawler will lead an interactive program at the AIC on Oct 25 to show how an animal's bones help them survive and how they can be used for identification. 10/22/14) READ MORE

· Controversy in New Mexico over protection of endangered mouse

(ESF research was cited in an article in the New Mexico Watchdog covering a legal battle over public grazing land that houses the endangered meadow jumping mouse. 10/15/14) READ MORE

· ESF alum interviewed for News Channel 2 fall foliage story

(Utica College professor and ESF alumna Dr. Sara Scanga was featured in a recent story on the science of fall foliage. 10/14/14) READ MORE

· Karin Limburg in National Geographic article

(An article on the evolutionary effects of early human hunting pressures on salmon included comments from Karin Limburg. 10/21/14) READ MORE

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