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

Wildlife Technology student's work garners University-wide sustainability award
January 16, 2020
Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology student Eli DePaulis recently received the John Roe Student Sustainability Award from the Council of Sustainable Leaders at the Sustainability Institute at University Park. He earned the award for his work to eliminate an invasive species of shrub honeysuckle from wetlands near the Penn State DuBois campus.
Distinguished professor of ichthyology making 50th trip to Africa to study fish
January 10, 2020
When Jay Stauffer made his first trip to Lake Malawi in 1983, just before joining the faculty in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, he never dreamed that the trip would be the genesis of his career focus and that it would yield valuable partnerships for the University.
Penn State Extension program to help private forest owners use prescribed fire
January 6, 2020
Using low-intensity fire to help manage forests offers many benefits, according to Jesse Kreye, assistant professor of fire and natural resources management in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Among those benefits are promoting desired tree species such as oak, spurring new growth that provides food and cover for wildlife, controlling invasive plants, and suppressing ticks, which often carry pathogens such as the one that causes Lyme disease.
Penn State scientist shares knowledge of soil science during visit to Ukraine
January 6, 2020
Ukraine is called the “breadbasket of Europe,” a moniker earned because of the fertile, black soils that blanket its landscape. As a longtime professor of environmental soil science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Rick Stehouwer has studied this famed “chernozem” soil, knowledge he acquired through books, lectures and lab samples.
College of Agricultural Sciences forest technology wins $10K pitch competition
December 11, 2019
Innovators from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences upheld a winning tradition recently at the TechCelerator pitch competition hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania. The team was awarded a $10,000 investment for their fledgling enterprise, RealForests. Their victory makes RealForests the sixth team from the college to win one of Penn State’s most prestigious pitch competitions.

Upcoming Events

Support for Prescribed Fire on Private Lands in PA (Noon webinar)
When: February 11, 2020
Where: Online webinar
Support for Prescribed Fire on Private Lands in PA (Evening Webinar)
When: February 11, 2020
Where: Online Webinar
ESM Career Fair
When: February 20, 2020
Where: Forest Resources Building, University Park, PA
Clarion Forest Landowner Conference
When: February 22, 2020
Where: Clarion University, Grunenwald Science and Technology Center
24th Annual Northwest Pennsylvania Forest Landowner Conference
When: February 29, 2020
Where: Edinboro University, Frank G. Pogue Student Center, 405 Scotland Road, Edinboro 16444