• College student studying plant biology. And close up view of a pressed plant.

    From laboratory and field research to Herbarium internships, students explore plants in-depth.

    Gabriel Martin, a Plant Biology major, history minor, combined passions in a work-study position at UVM's Pringle Herbarium. Gabriel's story.

The plant sciences provide novel strategies, new technologies, and practical solutions or mitigations to some of the major global challenges that face future generations. 

The UVM Plant Biology Department provides research and education in the basic biology of plants at all levels of organization, from the molecule to the organism to the ecosystem. World problems addressed by plant biologists include natural-resource sustainability, food security, global climate change, renewable energy, and human health and well-being.

Marvin Seminar Series

The James Marvin Memorial Seminar Series is held on Thursdays at 4:15pm in room Jeffords 110 during the academic year.

November 29: Valley clayplain forest regeneration and restoration success on post-agricultural land (Chris Schorn, Field Naturalist graduate student)
The Greensboro Bend, Vermont PLACE Project (Lauren Sopher, Field Naturalist graduate student)

December 6: Help Conservation-Minded Landowners Work Towards an Ecologically Functional Future for Vermont (Carolyn Loeb, Field Naturalist graduate student)
Fire's Role in the Conservation of Endangered and Threatened Birds in New Hampshire's Ossipee Pine Barrens (Jason Mazurowski, Field Naturalist graduate student)