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

Jacobson named recipient of 2020 Kopp International Achievement Award
March 27, 2020
Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award. Established in 1995, the award recognizes faculty members who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the international mission of the University. It is named for the late deputy vice president for international programs.
Congratulations Bailey Kleeberg on Being Selected Ag Student of the Month
March 16, 2020
Ag Student of the Month is an award given by the College of Ag Sciences Student Council to a student that demonstrates actions that benefit their club and the college. Bailey Kleeberg is an outstanding junior studying Wildlife and Fisheries Science at Penn State University Park.
It’s OK to feed wild birds – here are some tips for doing it the right way
March 5, 2020
In this popular article, Julian Avery, Assistant Research Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, addresses how humans influence bird populations, whether feeding poses risks to wild birds, and how to engage with birds in sustainable ways.
Andra Johnson named associate director of Penn State Extension
February 29, 2020
Andra Johnson, vice chancellor for research and technology development at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been named associate director of Penn State Extension, effective July 1. He is a Forest Resources alumnus.
New book examines how environment can foster intergenerational connections
February 28, 2020
Using forests as a place to bring generations together is the focus of a chapter written by Sanford Smith, teaching professor of forest resources at Penn State, in collaboration with Matt Kaplan, one of the book's co-editors and professor of intergenerational programs and aging at Penn State. In it, they discuss using historical interpretation through reenacting, sometimes referred to as "living history," for building the interest, knowledge and engagement of children and youth in forest landscapes.

Upcoming Events

Loggers Plus Expo
When: April 3-4, 2020
Where: Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg
Is it time to harvest your timber? How do you know? (Noon Webinar)
When: April 14, 2020
Where: Online Webinar
Family Forest Carbon Capture Program
When: April 16, 2020
Where: J. Roy Houston Conservation Center, Westmoreland Conservation District Greensburg
PA 4-H Wildlife & Forestry Educational Field Day
When: April 25, 2020
Where: Rock Spring, PA (Ag Progress Days site)