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

Professor of wildlife resources honored for lifetime achievement in conservation
June 15, 2019
Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, recently received PennFuture’s 2019 Woman of Lifetime Achievement in Conservation Award in recognition of her lifelong work to protect natural resources.
Penn State researchers to boost endangered Chesapeake logperch population
June 12, 2019
Already listed as endangered in Pennsylvania and Maryland, the Chesapeake logperch is on the verge of being added to the federal Endangered Species List.
Best oral presentation at the Society for Economic Botany Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 10, 2019
Graduate student Teal Jordan (M.S. Forest Resources) was awarded best oral presentation this past week at the Society for Economic Botany conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Northeastern deer more susceptible to wasting disease than those to the west
June 6, 2019
Some deer are more susceptible to chronic wasting disease that is spreading through herds of white-tailed deer across much of the United States, according to Penn State researchers, who have identified a panel of genetic markers that reliably predict which animals are most vulnerable to the contagious neurological disorder.
Eastern forests shaped more by Native Americans' burning than climate change
May 21, 2019
Native Americans' use of fire to manage vegetation in what is now the Eastern United States was more profound than previously believed, according to a Penn State researcher who determined that forest composition change in the region was caused more by land use than climate change.

Upcoming Events

Forestry and Wildlife
When: June 23, 2019
Where: Game Lands 266, Corsica
Permaculture - Agroforestry Tour
When: June 28, 2019
Where: Pike Property - 56 Log House Lane, Ickesburg
Woodland Health and Regeneration Assessment
When: June 29, 2019
Where: Lau Woodlot
Creating Healthy Plants for a Diverse and Healthy Forest
When: June 29, 2019
Where: Yellow Creek State Park, Penn Run
Owl Walk
When: July 13, 2019