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

Land-use webinar to focus on planning to protect private water supplies
January 15, 2018
What local communities can do to assist the more than 3 million Pennsylvania residents served by private wells and springs to have potable drinking water for their homes and farms will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension on January 17.
Fishery scientists are probing ways that wild brook trout adapt to a changing world
January 4, 2018
Today, as hatchery fish become more expensive, and as interest in sustainable environments grows, fishery scientists are looking closer at wild trout populations to understand how these resilient fish survive in challenging settings.
Farmers in Kenya willing, able to ramp up croton nut output for biofuel
December 19, 2017
Small-holder farmers in Kenya have the capacity and desire to play a major role in the scale-up of biofuel production from agroforestry, according to a Penn State forest economist, who led a study in the East African country.
Researchers expect new fish passage will help restore migratory fish populations
November 17, 2017
The addition of a nature-like fish passage to a Susquehanna River dam in Pennsylvania should allow migrating fish to more easily reach spawning grounds, according to Penn State researchers.
Oak trees play important role in hunting
November 15, 2017
Marc Abrams, Penn State professor of forest ecology and physiology, and Michael Scheibel of The Nature Conservancy charted mast years on New York’s Shelter Island between 2007 and 2011. They looked at white, red, black, scarlet and chestnut oaks and pignut hickory trees.

Upcoming Events

22nd Annual Northwestern Pennsylvania Forest Landowners Conference
When: January 20, 2018
Where: Edinboro-McKean VFW Post 740, 10613 Route 98, Edinboro
ESM Career Fair 2018
When: February 15, 2018
Where: Forest Resources Building, Penn State University Park
Ticks and Lyme Disease
When: February 15, 2018
Where: Franklin County Extension Office, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg