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Welcome to EB From Molecules to Ecosystems

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The critical importance of natural resources and environmental quality in society demands that aspiring biologists understand natural ecosystems and learn to solve problems effectively. The Department of Environmental Biology (EB) is committed to ensuring these educational outcomes.

The department offers a dynamic array of opportunities in biology via course work enriched by an active program of research. Through a suite of electives in addition to a required core, undergraduate students may customize their studies in 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 EB, 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 EB undergraduates spend two summer weeks at the remarkable Cranberry Lake Biological Station.