• 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 8: Phylogeny, character evolution, and biogeography of the fern genus Hypolepis (Dr. Pedro Bond Schwartzburd, Universidade Federal de Vi├žosa, Brazil)

November 15: Long-term monitoring reveals forest community change driven by atmospheric deposition and contemporary climate change (Brittany Verrico) and Quantitative analysis and admixture mapping of rust disease severity in hybrid poplars (Karl Fetter)