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

For Penn State prof, joining TWS is his lesson for students
October 6, 2017
When a new semester arrives at Penn State, professor Cal DuBrock makes a round of the school’s natural resource classes with a pitch: Whether it’s forestry, fisheries or wildlife, he says, join the professional society in your field.
Penn State DuBois welcomes future leaders in wildlife conservation
September 29, 2017
Faculty and staff at Penn State DuBois welcomed members of the Wildlife Leadership Academy (WLA) on Sept. 18, providing a look at educational options available to those looking to start careers in wildlife conservation and research. In all, 15 students between the ages of 14 and 17 visited the campus to learn more about the Wildlife Technology Degree program at Penn State DuBois.
Forest experts: All signs point to a banner year for Pa.'s foliage display
September 15, 2017
The rainy summer in Pennsylvania has set the stage for what could be an awesome autumn foliage display.
More research needed on effects of maternal stress in wild animals
August 31, 2017
Prenatal exposure to maternal stress in animals can influence offspring characteristics and behaviors and there are an increasing number of ecological studies linking biomedical findings to natural systems, according to Michael Sheriff, assistant professor of mammalogy and ecology.
Wood frogs research clarifies risks posed to animals by warming climate
August 19, 2017
As conditions warm, fish and wildlife living at the southern edge of their species' ranges are most at risk, according to Penn State researchers who led a major collaborative study of how wood frogs are being affected by climate change.

Upcoming Events

Hawks, Eagle, and Owls... Oh My!
When: October 26, 2017
Where: Carbondale Junior/Senior High School
Two-pronged Approach to Deer Management (Noon webinar)
When: November 14, 2017
Where: online webinar
Two-pronged Approach to Deer Management (Evening webinar)
When: November 14, 2017
Where: online webinar
ESM Career Fair 2018
When: February 15, 2018
Where: Forest Resources Building, Penn State University Park