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.
The plant sciences provide novel strategies, new technologies, and practical solutions or mitigations to some of the major global challenges that face future generations.
Lillian "Porky" Reade
Lillian "Porky" Reade passed away on January 27, 2022. Porky was the warm welcoming face in the Plant Biology office for nearly three decades: 1990-2019. She connected with every student and was especially involved in running the Field Naturalist Masters Program. So many students, faculty, and staff considered her a friend, because she was always so warm and compassionate with every person who crossed her path. Porky was such a special part of UVM Plant Biology, and she is dearly missed.