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Knowledge Created...

Research at ESF is remarkably diverse, current and challenging, with contributions being made in fields like 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)

ORP is the central resource for the initiation, funding and management of all ESF research activity. We seek to stimulate, facilitate and highlight research, and we strive to make college research opportunities broad and achievable.

Rural Forest Loss

Student Outside in Snow

Americans are spending their lives farther from forests than they did at the end of the 20th century and, contrary to popular wisdom, the change is more pronounced in rural areas than in urban settings.

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Return of the Chestnut

Professors Holding Plant

Scores of tiny American chestnut seedlings that grow in a field in the upstate New York countryside could be the vanguard in the resurgence of what was once the most dominant tree in the eastern forests.

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Tigers Could Roam Again

Guy with Tiger

Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived - up to 10 feet long and weighing more than 300 pounds - met a grim end in the middle of the 20th century. Until the mid-1960s when they were designated as extinct, they ranged from modern-day Turkey through much of Central Asia, including Iran and Iraq, to northwestern China.

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