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Department of Botany|College of Arts & Sciences



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Department of Botany
Aven Nelson Room 114
Department of Botany, 3165
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 1-307-766-2380
Fax: 1-307-766-2851
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Welcome to the Department of Botany at the 

University of Wyoming 

We conduct fundamental research and teaching on plants and other organisms, within populations, communities, and ecosystems. Our faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally and are actively engaged in their scientific communities. Our research includes EcologyEvolution, Environmental Change, Ecohydrology, Remote Sensing, Systematics & Floristics, and Symbiosis. These are investigated using genomics, computational science, stable isotopes, microscopy, spatial data analysis, remote sensing, biogeochemical and physiological approaches, and field and laboratory experiments. Our students receive a high quality education through engagement in these topics and tools and through faculty involvement in science education research.

The Botany Department also houses the Rocky Mountain Herbarium and the Williams Conservatory, both located in the Aven Nelson Building.

We serve students interested in the following degree programs:

  • B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Botany
  • B.S. in Biology

Participate in interdisciplinary degree programs including the Program in Ecology, Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences, the Hydrology Program, Earth System Science, and required courses in the Life Sciences Program.

You can read our complete vision and mission statement here.

Graduate programs

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact faculty they would be interested in working with and to review information on the Botany Department's Graduate Programs and affiliated programs

Undergraduate programs

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