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· A cleaner Onondaga Lake reveals long-overlooked problems that worry scientists

(The Onondaga Lake bioblitz revealed that now that the lake's mercurcy levels are falling to safe levels, the next problem that needs addressing is the proliferation of invasive species. 9/26/14) READ MORE

· ‘Honorable Harvest’ Lecture Draws SRO Crowd

· Science Daily reports on publication of new loon research

(SUNY-ESF's Adirondack Ecological Center was among the organizations that participated in recently published new research on Adirondacks loons. 9/9/14) READ MORE

· SUNY-ESF awarded five grants for Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Research

(The grants were part of $710,000 in funding handed out by SUNY Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Network of Excellence. 9/17/14) READ MORE

· ESF Faculty Member Contributes to Biogenic Carbon Report

· 13th Annual NYS Green Building Conference Call for Abstracts Announced

· Dr. Malmsheimer in World Biomass 2014

(Dr. Robert Malmsheimer and other authors from the Society of American Foresters published a summary of findings from the SAF Carbon Accounting Response Team. 9/14) READ MORE

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

· OCC, SUNY-ESF win $20 million grant for water-research center at Inner Harbor

("The SUNY Water Research and Education Center will bring research, educational opportunity, tourism and sustainable development to the shores of Onondaga Lake, Cuomo's office said in a news release announcing the grant." 9/16/14) READ MORE

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SURE: Sustainable Practices in Central New York
October 2 - 3, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm. SUNY-ESF Campus, Gateway Center & 2 Field Sites. Event Website

Candidacy Examination -- Stacey Mack -- Oral Exam
Friday, October 3, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 105 Marshall Hall.

Environmental Studies Visiting Alumnus Tsai-Ming Lee
Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 105 Marsall Hall .

Environmental Studies Visiting Scholar: Ana Menezes
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm. 213 Marshall Hall.

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Research at SUNY-ESF

Research at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry is remarkably diverse, current and challenging. Contributions are being made in fields that include aquatic ecosystems, bioenergy, biotechnology, biodiversity, ecology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, remote sensing, wildlife disease prevention and many others. ESF is a leader in integrating the energy and excitement of research with the formal requirements of degree and certificate programs. A high percentage of undergraduates and virtually all graduate students participate in research activity as part of their educational experience.

The Office of Research Programs (ORP)

The Office of Research Programs (ORP) seeks to stimulate, facilitate and highlight research at ESF. The Vice Provost for Research (Neil H. Ringler) and ORP staff at all levels (William J. Nicholson, Donald E. Artz, Susan E. Benoit, Lisa Schwabenbauer, Donna B. Follett, Mary Anne Stanton, Theresa Kaier-May, Cheryl A. Liptak, Anne R. Knapp and Jessica L. Clemons), strive to make research opportunities at the College as broad and achievable as possible. We are the central resource for the initiation, funding and management of all ESF research activity. Our specific roles and responsibilities are listed here.

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Syracuse, NY 13210
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Please see the 2012-2013 ORP Annual Report (Blue Book), for the specifics about our 15.1 M expenditure on externally funded research endeavors, providing not only new results, but also unique educational and experiential opportunities. Research projects engage students of all levels, postdoctoral associates, ESF faculty and external collaborators. These projects extend from sub-molecular to global levels, and many include important innovations and new processes: more than 35 active patents have been issued to ESF faculty and their students since 1983. See here for our new Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) of ESF projects.

Our work is often carried out in distant places, such as Antarctica, New Zealand, Russia and South America, and most projects have application far beyond the borders of New York or the United States. Mentoring programs are expanding to enhance the opportunities of new and experienced faculty, staff and students, both in research practice and in identification of the financial underpinnings of research programs. The coming decade is a particularly important time in the College's research experience, as new programs and facilities in biotechnology, natural and environmental sciences are being planned and/or completed.

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (RF-SUNY) is a private, nonprofit corporation under contract to the State University of New York (SUNY) for the administration of sponsored research and programs conducted by faculty and staff at SUNY's sixty-four campuses. RF-SUNY assumes fiduciary responsibility for sponsored fund activities on behalf of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

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