Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Soil Science, Forest Resources (forestry), Wood Products, and Wildlife and Fisheries Science.

Latest Ecosystem Science and Management News

Investment from Skip Smith to launch construction of Pollinators' Garden
March 20, 2018
Investment from Penn State alumnus and leading philanthropist Charles H. “Skip” Smith will enable The Arboretum at Penn State to fulfill its longstanding vision for a garden that will attract and sustain native pollinator species of birds and insects.
Researchers to study ramps' market, flavor profile, vulnerability to pest
March 7, 2018
All the attention on ramps of late has convinced Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture officials that they need to know more about the market for ramps and the wild stocks of the plants to manage and perhaps protect them. So, with a Specialty Crop Block Grant, they funded a novel, interdisciplinary study led by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. In addition to assessing supply and demand, researchers will analyze the plant's phytochemistry and nutritional makeup.
Nontraditional student learns valuable lessons on road to reaching dreams
March 2, 2018
As the 35-year-old U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient looks toward graduation from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences in May, he realizes that navigating through those hardships — which included a half-hearted first attempt at college, injury during military service, and the loss of his father — have made him steadier at the wheel.
Penn State forestry student works for education and diversity
February 24, 2018
Sky Templeton is passionate about forestry, education and minority representation.
The Secret Life of Bluebirds
February 12, 2018
A video developed by Wildlife and Fisheries Science graduate student Danielle Williams offers a behind-the-scenes and “inside-the-box” view of the secret and busy life of a nesting bluebird.

Upcoming Events

Your Woodland Legacy: Tools for Estate Planning
When: March 24, 2018
Where: Tuscarora State Forest Office, 4455 Big Spring Road, Blain, 17006
Woods in Your Backyard Workshop
When: April 7, 2018
Where: Union County Government Center Conference Room, Lewisburg
Fish Health Starts on Land (Noon webinar)
When: April 10, 2018
Where: Online webinar
Fish Health Starts on Land (Evening webinar)
When: April 10, 2018
Where: Online webinar