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

President Barron to discuss invasive species on WPSU's 'Digging Deeper' Feb. 17
February 15, 2019
For the episode, Barron will welcome Eric Burkhart, instructor and plant science program director at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and faculty member in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, and Arthur Gover, research support associate in the Department of Plant Science.
Couple’s gifts support endowment and programs of the Center for Private Forests
February 14, 2019
Tony and Jeanne Riley of Baltimore, Maryland, have made gifts that support programs of the Center for Private Forests. Established in 2011 under the leadership of its founding director, Professor Emeritus of Forest Resources Jim Finley, the CPF collaborates with experts within Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and across the country to study, educate, and inspire forest landowners in the stewardship of their land.
Manure injection offers hope, challenge for restoring Chesapeake water quality
February 6, 2019
Widespread adoption by dairy farmers of injecting manure into the soil instead of spreading it on the surface could be crucial to restoring Chesapeake Bay water quality, according to researchers who compared phosphorus runoff from fields treated by both methods. However, they predict it will be difficult to persuade farmers to change practices.
Jacobson named first Global Faculty Fellow in College of Agricultural Sciences
February 4, 2019
Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and champion of global engagement, will serve as the first Global Faculty Fellow in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
College of Agricultural Sciences students receive internship awards
February 4, 2019
Wildlife and Fisheries Science major Sean Lauer and Forest Ecosystem Management major Jessica Sourbeer are among those honored with an internship award.

Upcoming Events

Woodland Insects that Spread Disease
When: February 21, 2019
Where: The Barn, Westmoreland Conservation District, 218 Donohoe Road, Greensburg
ESM Career Fair
When: February 28, 2019
22nd Annual Forestry and Wildlife Conference: Clean Water Grows on Trees
When: March 2, 2019
Where: Bedford American Legion, 3721 US-220 Business, Bedford, PA
Dauphin County Woodland Owners Association Annual Conference: Wildlife, Water, Fire, and the Plants in Between
When: March 9, 2019
Where: Dauphin County Agricultural and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin
Progressive Forestry in Pennsylvania Hardwoods (Noon Webinar)
When: March 12, 2019
Where: Online Webinar