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Biology

Resources & Facilities

Colin Kyle growing elephant ear

Laboratories are conducted in Fondren-Jones Science Hall facilities and a greenhouse located across campus.  In addition, some courses include field trips that utilize other natural areas in Texas.

Plant growth facilities in the Biology Department include a 50 ft walk-in environmental growth chamber, several smaller growth cabinets, and a new Nexus greenhouse. 

The greenhouse has two bays, each of 480 ft with independent climate control, as well as a 200 ft workroom. These facilities support faculty and student research projects as well as courses including Biodiversity, Biology of Food, Botany, Genetics and Evolution and Ecology.

Prof. Taub in greenhouse