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For over 70 years,as part of their educational mission, the UNI Biology Botanical Center on central campus have housed a distinct array of living plants. This extensive and well displayed Teaching Collection contains a diversity of species that range from ancient tree ferns and cycads to a large number of economically important varieties from around the world. These excellent resources offer students the unique experience of seeing, smelling and touching living plants; learning first hand about the relationships between plant species and the evolution of plant species; climate and plant diversity; and plant adaptation to various climates and ecosystems. The ecological setting in which the plants are grown provides the basis for real life demonstrations of how organisms are connected within their environments. The botanical center operation itself allows for student internships on botancial center techniques and management.

Department of Biology    University of Northern Iowa   Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0421
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