Joining in Progress
Welcome to ESF
The 21st century will be defined by environmental challenges of unprecedented number and complexityand how society responds to them. ESF is at the forefront of confronting these challenges: educating tomorrow's leaders, opening new possibilities, and inspiring the public to engage in creating a better future.
For more than a century, ESF has been unique among institutions of higher learning in its singular focus on environmental discovery, learning, and sustainability. We offer the excellence of a small campus education in an atmosphere of big ideas. Located in a transcendent triangle, ESF simultaneously offers life in a top-20 small college city, thousands of acres of living laboratory in the Adirondacks, and easy access to New York City. For those who love the natural world, it doesn't get any better than this.
A combination of students among the best in the nation and a faculty of international leaders in their fields create an environment of excellence and boundless possibilities. Discover why ESF is consistently ranked among the best values among its peers. Explore our Web pages. Visit our campus. Talk to our students. Meet our faculty. Find out for yourself the remarkable breadth and depth of our academic, research, and public outreach programs.
Fortunately, challenges and opportunities come in equal measure. ESF is boldly envisioning new and creative ways in which we can meet society's needs today while avoiding the destruction or diminishment of the natural world, living resources, and options open to humans in the future. Whether your passion lies in designing better human-built environments, conserving and understanding biological diversity, or engineering better ways to meet the needs of human survival, ESF is in a league of its own.
Dr. Quentin Wheeler, President
Dr. Ross S. Whaley, former ESF president and former chair of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), was honored by the New York State Bar Association with its 2017 Environmental Law Section award. (2/6)
Junior Shewa Shwani will be recognized with a 2017 Unsung Hero Award to be presented at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 29 in the Carrier Dome. (1/26)
A study, involving researchers from ESF, that was published online in the journal "Biological Conservation" lays out the options for restoring tigers to Central Asia and identifies a promising site in Kazakhstan that could support a population of nearly 100 tigers within 50 years. (1/17)
Dr. Christopher T. Nomura, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at ESF, has been appointed vice president for research at the college. (1/10)
A dog treat company founded by ESF alumnus Michael Amadori won Green America's People & Planet Award. (12/16)
ESF celebrated the accomplishments of its newest graduates during commencement ceremonies Friday at Hendricks Chapel. (12/9)
ESF has been lauded by the leading organization promoting sustainability innovations in higher education. (12/6)
ESF will award 156 degrees, including 48 master's degrees and 14 Doctor of Philosophy degrees, during the 2016 December Commencement 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at Hendricks Chapel. (12/2)
The ESF men's and women's soccer teams spent time together this season off the field and in the kitchen. (11/22)
Associate Librarian Jane Verostek will present "Fletcher Steele: One Landscape Architect's 60-Year Influence on New York" at Researching New York 2016: The Conference on New York State History at SUNY Albany on November 17. (11/18)
Upcoming ESF Events
ESF in the Media
- Oswego County Today: Riverside Cemetery Partners with SUNY ESF on GIS and Google Earth Tree Mapping:
ESF's Eddie Bevilacqua and two of his students helped Oswego generate a map and inventory of its trees and shrubs in Riverside Cemetery. 2/9/17
- Syracuse.com: Syracuse scientists, academics support carbon tax to mitigate climate change:
ESF scientists were among the authors of a Syracuse.com commentary on the need for a carbon tax to mitigate climate change. 2/15/17
- Daily Orange: Environmentalists and indigenous rights advocates at SUNY-ESF unite against completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline:
ESF staff and faculty including Dr. Jack Manno and Neil Patterson are included in a story on the Dakota Access Pipeline. 2/12/17
- Oneida Daily Dispatch: OC3, SUNY ESF teaming up to create vision for downtown Oneida:
ESF's Center for Community Design Research and nine students are partnering with the city of Oneida to develop a plan to improve downtown. 2/6/17
- Oneida Daily Dispatch: Passionate workshop for city center improvement at Oneida City Hall:
Over the weekend, ESF students hosted a successful workshop to develop a new plan for Oneida's downtown. 2/11/17