• Nisa Karimi

    Grad student Nisa Karimi climbs a baobab (Adansonia perrieri) in the Daraina region of northern Madagascar.  Photo: David Baum

  • Sori on the underside of a fern frond

    Sori on the underside of a fern frond.  Photo: Cara Streekstra

  • Dr. Sara Hotchkiss sampling lake sediments for charcoal analysis

    Professor Sara Hotchkiss sampling lake sediments for charcoal analysis.  Photo: Kristin Michels

  • Discovery of new tyrosine pathway enzymes from legumes in the Maeda Lab
  • Oxytropis campestris

    Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea, a legume that is endemic to a handful of lakes in Wisconsin
    photo: John Zaborsky

Birge Hall  Birge Hall, home of the Botany Department


  1. Poplars, perfumes, willows and insects: Understanding tree biodiversity

    Ken Keefover-Ring is part of an NSF study looking broadly at the ecological and genetic aspects of pollination among willows and poplars.
  2. Herbarium doubles in size, prepares for another century of botanical proof

    Aided by a $355,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, the State of Wisconsin Herbarium is going through a major expansion.
  3. Orchids’ dazzling diversity explained

    A team led by Tom Givnish has published a fully resolved, strongly supported backbone phylogeny of the orchids based on sequences of 75 genes.

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