• Uncovering New Biodiversity Hotspots

    Fern expert Michael Sundue collected this Selaginella in New Guinea—and brought it back to study in Vermont. He and fellow plant biology researchers are part of an international team who have discovered the island nation is home to the richest plant diversity in the world. Read more>>

  • 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 4:15-5:15pm. See the current schedule on the Seminar Page