SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse NY 13210
One of the hopes of a college is that what we do will improve the world for current and future generations. We hope our students, our faculty and staff have a positive impact on the world around them.
With its strong reputation for education, research, and service the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is making such an impact.
SUNY-ESF scientists are undertaking numerous green research projects—from alternative fuels to biodegradable plastics—that will help conserve the earth's resources.
ESF to Host Biotechnology Symposium
(4.22.11) On June 3, SyracuseCoE Platinum Partner SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will host the Central New York Biotechnology Symposium with an event focus on cultivating economic growth. The 2011 Central New York Biotechnology Symposium will bring together the region's most promising and innovative biotechnology companies involved in drug discovery and development, manufacturing of biologicals and cell-based therapies, bioremediation, agricultural biotechnology, and bioproducts and bioenergy.
SUNY ESF Presents the 3rd Annual Deconstruction Summit
(2.25.11) The 3rd Annual Deconstruction Summit will be held in conjunction with the NYS Green Building Conference by SyracuseCoE Platinum Partner SUNY ESF and the USGBC NY Upstate Chapter on Mar. 24. The summit will focus on the current status of deconstruction habits, and how to make further advancements towards implementing deconstruction in Upstate NY. Events will include a keynote discussion by Dr. Bob Faulk. SyracuseCoE Center for Sustainable Solutions Executive Director Mark Litchenstein and Linda Jacobs of the Empire State Development Environmental Service Unit will also lead discussions on the status of construction and demolition recycling in NYS.
ESF Alumnus Tapped for DEC Post
(1.27.11) On January 4, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo nominated ESF alumnus Joseph Martens to be the next commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Martens has been working with various environmental agencies and non-profits since graduating SUNY-ESF's master's program in 1981, including deputy secretary to Governor Mario Cuomo for energy and the environment. Before officially taking office, Marten's appointment must be confirmed by the state Senate
SUNY ESF Tests Unique Home Heat/Power System
(11.19.10) A residence hall on the campus of SyracuseCoE Platinum Partner SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will be the location of a new freewatt plus home energy system, developed by the partnership between ECR International and SyracuseCoE Platinum Partner National Grid. Installation of the freewatt plus was driven by SUNY ESF's goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2010, as part of their Climate Action Plan.
SUNY ESF Receives $1.47M to Renovate Aquatic Labs
(10.4.10) A team of aquatic scientists at SyracuseCoE Platinum Partner SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has been awarded a $1.47 million grant by the National Science Foundation to renovate aquatic laboratories and expand research into topics such as fish disease, invasive species, and water quality. The funding will also provide a digital infrastructure to establish connections between SUNY ESF's campus and a biological station on Governor's Island in the St. Lawrence River.
Syracuse Center of Excellence Projects
• Bridging the Temporal Mismatch between Remotely Sensed Land Use Changes and Field-based Water Quality/Quantity Observations
• Development and Deployment of a Remote Observing System for Determination of Taxon-specific Phytoplankton Abundance
• Development of a Real-time Self-contained Buoy Detection System for Water-Borne Trace Organic Contaminants
• Integrated Monitoring/Modeling Framework for Assessing Human-Nature Interactions in Urbanizing Watersheds: Onondaga and Wappinger Creeks
• Life Down Under: The Forgotten Hyporheic Zone in Stream Restoration and Development of a Bioindicator of Subsurface Recovery
• Membrane-based DNA Technique to Simultaneously Detect Opportunistic, Pathogenic and Wood-decay Fungi in Buildings
• Real-time Sensing and Time-resolved Sampling of Organic Chemicals in Onondaga Lake