Welcome to the Dept. of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution!

We are a dynamic department devoted to understanding plant biology, from molecules to ecosystems. Our faculty have comprehensive research programs in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and in Cell & Molecular Biology.   We regularly publish in top tier journals and are committed to excellence in teaching.  We provide opportunities for research experiences for our undergraduates through our B.S. Botany and B.S. Biological Science programs. Our Graduate Program offers an M.S. in Plant Biology and a Ph.D. in Plant Sciences. 

The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution Office is located in 301 Physical Sciences. Faculty have offices and labs in Physical Sciences, Life Science East basement, or the Henry Bellmon Research Center (Faculty Directory). The OSU Herbarium is in the LSE basement.


OSUBS 2016 Photo Contest



1st Place Winner Echinocereus Coccineus, taken by Frankie Coburn




2nd Place Winner Groundcover, taken by Angela McDonnell




3rd Place Winner Aspen Canopy, taken by Henry Adams



News & Announcements

Dylan Franks, Ph.D. Plant Science candidate, is being awarded the 2016 Mary Rosenthal Memorial Student Travel Grant from the Algae Foundation!  This grant award was initiated to provide support for students in attending the Algae Biomass Summit. For more information on this foundation, visit http://www.thealgaefoundation.org/index.html. Dylan will be attending the 2016 Algae Biomass Summit in Pheonix, AZ in October.

Nicole Parker, PhD Plant Science candidate, is being awarded the 2016-17 OSU Otto Cox Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Genetics.

Justin Dee, PhD Plant Science candidate, is being awarded the   2016-17 OSU Morris Gray Distinguished Graduate Fellowship.

Contact Information

Oklahoma State University, Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, 301 Physical Science, Stillwater, OK 74078-3013
E-mail: plants@okstate.edu, Telephone: (405) 744-5559