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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: 1-307-766-4393
Fax: 1-307-766-2851
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Welcome to the University of Wyoming

Department of Botany

The Botany Department is unique at UW because of our focus on fundamental research and teaching on plants, as well as our study of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally and are actively engaged in their scientific communities. 

Research topics includeEcology,Evolution, 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.

We offer a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Botany and BS in Biology.

Faculty participate in interdisciplinary degree programs including the Program in Ecology, Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences, the Hydrology Program, Earth System Science, and 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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Botany Distinguished Speaker Series

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