In the botany department, teaching occurs in small groups with frequent faculty-student contact, and students learn through original research and interdisciplinary work and independent study with a mentor of your choice. Faculty-student collaborations often lead to presentations given at conferences and papers published in top science journals .

Faculty areas of expertise in botany include:

  • Plant cell biology
  • Limnology and phycology
  • Ethnobotany of tropical rainforests and of New England native Americans
  • Biodiversity and biogeography of algae
  • Terrestrial plant ecology
  • Plant physiology
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Plant molecular biology
  • Ecosystem sustainability
  • Environmental education

Meet our botany department faculty by viewing their faculty profiles and areas of specialization to see what might interest you!