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

Student workers receive hands-on experience with deer at Penn State center
April 8, 2019
Penn State’s Deer Research Center, commonly referred to as “the deer pens,” has been an endearing part of many students’ college experiences since the 1970s, providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity for hands-on learning about one of the state’s most recognizable mammals.
Beth Brantley, Penn State Mont Alto faculty member, to lead arboretum tour during her farewell reception
April 4, 2019
Penn State Mont Alto will host its final Colloquy Series talk of the spring semester on April 10, when Associate Teaching Professor of Forest Technology Elizabeth (Beth) Brantley will lead a tour of the Penn State Mont Alto Arboretum during a farewell reception in her honor from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Heritage Room of The Mill Café.
Invasive round gobies may be poised to decimate endangered French Creek mussels
April 1, 2019
The round goby — a small, extremely prolific, invasive fish from Europe — poses a threat to endangered freshwater mussels in northwestern Pennsylvania's French Creek, one of the last strongholds for two species of mussels, according to researchers.
Avian researcher to present on the survival challenges of cranes
March 28, 2019
George Archibald, author and co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, will describe his life-long work to save cranes from extinction during a free public presentation at 5 p.m. on April 3 in 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building on Penn State's University Park campus.
Wildlife honors students get hands-on experience in elk range
March 22, 2019
Honors students in the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology program had an exclusive opportunity for hands-on learning recently with members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s (PGC) biological staff.

Upcoming Events

Gala 30th Anniversary Recognition
When: April 18, 2019
Where: The Barn, Westmoreland Conservation District, 218 Donohoe Road, Greensburg
Alumni and Friends Banquet
When: April 27, 2019
Where: Days Inn Penn State
Goats and Herbicides: Combined Strategies for Fighting Invasive Plants
When: April 28, 2019
Where: Carpenter Woodlot, Allenwood (Union)
Wildflower Walk
When: May 5, 2019
Where: Shawnee State Park Office
Forestry: Where? What? Why?
When: May 8, 2019
Where: Panera Bread Meeting Room, 108 Trinity Pointe Drive, Washington, PA