About Plant Biology

Jack Keegan, Manager of Belk Greenhouse, shows off a cactus.

Our mission as plant biologists at Miami University is to provide a broad education in plant biology to botany majors, biology majors and other majors in the natural sciences. This should generally consist of enough breadth to prepare a student for graduate school, while also preparing students for botanic careers in plant-focused research, environmental sciences, conservation, or wildlife agencies.

Plant biology at Miami University is greater than the sum of faculty and staff in the Department of Biology. There are researchers that involve plants in their research in many other departments including:

  • Anthropology
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Geography
  • Microbiology