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Plant Biology

Studies in plant biology in the Division of Biological Sciences span scales from genes to landscapes, explore a diverse array of biological phenomena, and employ an extensive range of approaches. Areas of particular concentration include growth and development, cell biology, species conservation and biodiversity, plant-insect interactions, genetics and genomics, evolution, and ecology. Faculty and students benefit from state-of-the-art plant growth facilities and research cores on campus as well as a larger, interactive community of plant biologists through the Interdisciplinary Plant Group.

Marissa Ahlering

Prairie Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy

Marissa Ahlering

“Grassland conservation is a passion of mine. The training I received from the faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences and the experiences I gained during my time as a graduate and post-doctoral student allowed me to turn my passion into a career.”

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