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

Forest ecology and physiology professor honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
August 19, 2019
Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology and Steimer Professor of Agricultural Sciences in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work.
Student explores urban forestry at internships in Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C.
August 8, 2019
Jess Sourbeer has found her niche in forestry through internships at both Penn State Extension and Architect of the Capitol, the federal agency in charge of maintaining Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Five added to Student Engagement Network’s Faculty Academy
July 31, 2019
Julian Avery, assistant research professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, is among those named as one-year fellow.
Graduate students awarded National Institute of Food and Agriculture fellowships
July 22, 2019
Sarah Isbell and Mara Cloutier, both Penn State graduate students and Microbiome Center researchers, will be supported in their studies by fellowships paid for by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Storer named Distinguished Alumnus for outstanding career, support of students
July 22, 2019
Jack Storer, who earned the bachelor’s degree in forestry in 1950, has another commendation to add to his impressive inventory of achievement: the Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the highest honor presented by the University to alumni.

Upcoming Events

Invasive Species
When: August 24, 2019
Where: Rimersburg Rod and Gun Club
The Importance of Forests to Water Resources (Noon webinar)
When: September 10, 2019
Where: Online webinar
The Importance of Forests to Water Resources (Evening webinar)
When: September 10, 2019
Where: Online Webinar
Energex Wood Pellet Tour
When: September 12, 2019
Where: 95 Energex Drive, Mifflintown
Tree ID and Small Woodlot Management
When: September 14, 2019