• Plant Biology Instructor Laura Hill and students are standing on a river bank replacing invasive plant species with native plants.

    Students Apply Nature-Based Solutions to Combat Climate Change Locally

    A four-week intensive internship, PBIO 290: Nature-based Climate Solutions, combined both internship and service-learning methodologies, while enabling students to earn summer course credits. Read more>>

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    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>>

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 4:30-5:30pm. See the current schedule on the Seminar Page