Hikers looking for an opportunity to experience the peace and wonder of nature - without the overcrowding documented in a recent poll conducted by Sienna College - are encouraged to consider exploring trails maintained by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). The College's novel approach creates a community model that allows hikers to experience the Adirondacks, including trails that remain largely untrammeled by humans. (12/1)
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) was recognized as a 2020 Economic Champion by CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO) during a recent virtual celebration.
In commemoration of the United Nations' 75th anniversary, the humanitarian organization hosted a global photography contest. A photo submitted by Shumaila Javed Bhatti, a SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry graduate student, was selected as a winner. Bhatti's photo captures global warming in action as it showcases a still moment from the glacier melts during an unusually warm summer of 2019 in the Alaskan Fjords. (11/18)
Mark Teece, associate professor, Department of Chemistry was selected as the 2020 recipient of the ESF College Foundation Award for Exceptional Achievement in Teaching.
An archive of tracking the migratory patterns of birds and mammals in the Arctic and subarctic will allow scientists to share findings and collaborate on how animals respond to environmental changes throughout the region. News of the new Arctic Animal Movement Archive (AAMA) was recently published in Science with Dr. Jerrold Belant, Camp Fire Conservation Fund professor, as one of the paper's co-authors. (11/13)
ESF welcomed SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras to the Syracuse campus earlier this week. The Chancellor spent time with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has again been recognized as a top performer in the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index. In addition to being named an Overall Top Performer, ESF achieved "top performer" status in the following categories: curriculum, public engagement, purchasing and research. (11/10)
ESF in the Media
- Alliance for Science: USDA to decide fate of American chestnut restoration:
ESF researchers are seeking approval to restore the iconic chestnut to American forests by using a genetically engineered (GE) variety that can tolerate the blight that has killed billions of wild trees. 8/20
- Spectrum News: SUNY ESF Pledges To Be Plastic-Free by 2025:
ESF is working toward zero waste, and is the fourth college in the US to pledge to go plastic-free. 3/3/20
- SciTechDaily: How Ear Bones of a Fish Unraveled the Mystery of Spinal Deformities:
Dr. Karin Limburg's techniques for examining otoliths were instrumental in identifying selenium contamination as the cause of spinal defects in fish in the San Joaquin River. 2/24/20
- Princeton Review: ESF on the List of Best Value Colleges:
ESF is on the 2020 list of the 200 US colleges that are the best value for education. 2/20
- Blue Fish Radio: Goby Virus Causing Decline in St Lawrence River Muskie:
ESF's Dr. John Farrell and Anna Conklyn were interviewed about their work with muskies in the St. Lawrence River, which are being affected by a virus transmitted from invasive round gobies. 2/11