The Botany Department is one of the largest and strongest Botany Departments in North America, offering a wide range of research and educational programs. Specializations range from the organismal to the molecular level.

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Article by Katy Hind, Sandra Lindstrom, and Patrick Martone

It is estimated that we have described only 10-20% of species diversity on Earth.  In particular, floristic surveys using modern molecular techniques have revealed that we ...more


Carl Douglas has won, ‘The David J. Gifford Award’ in Tree Biology ...more


Santokh Singh led ...more

In Memoriam

Professor Carl Douglas passed away tragically on Monday, July 25, 2016 in a climbing accident. Professor Douglas was a faculty member in the Department of Botany from 1987-2016. He was a plant molecular biologist, studying tree biology and the genes responsible for lignin in plant cell walls. Carl was a kind and... more