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

Bringing the forest back after shale gas
September 18, 2018
Fracking has eaten up nearly 1,800 acres of state forest in Pennsylvania over the past decade — wiping out critical habitat for native species and creating corridors for invasive species to thrive. How do we best revive areas cleared for fracking?
NSF funds $3 million graduate training program focused on Food-Energy-Water
September 11, 2018
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers to create a new graduate program that will train students to find solutions to real-world problems facing Food-Energy-Water (FEW) systems.
Soil could filter antibiotics from treated wastewater, protecting groundwater
September 10, 2018
Soil may be a natural filter that can act as a tertiary treatment for wastewater, preventing antibiotics from contaminating groundwater, according to researchers who conducted a study at Penn State's Living Filter.
Goddard Forum's inaugural Pa. One Health Symposium focuses on zoonotic diseases
September 7, 2018
The inaugural Pennsylvania One Health Symposium, which focused on zoonotic diseases — infectious diseases that are caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi spread between animals and people — was sponsored by the Maurice K. Goddard Chair in Forestry and Environmental Resource Conservation.
Julian Avery recognized as Harbaugh Scholar
September 5, 2018
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has awarded funding to three individuals and two teams to support the development of innovative curricula under the college's Harbaugh Faculty Scholars program.

Upcoming Events

Walk in Penn's Woods
When: October 7, 2018
Where: All across the state!
Invasive Forest Insects (Noon webinar)
When: October 9, 2018
Where: Online Webinar
Invasive Forest Pests (Evening webinar)
When: October 9, 2018
Where: Online webinar
DCWOA 16th Annual Meeting: How Deer Survive in the Big Woods of PA
When: October 11, 2018
Where: Dauphin County Extension Office, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin
Hemlock Treatment for Woolly Adelgid
When: October 21, 2018
Where: Bald Eagle State Forest, Laurelton