Department Facilities and Resources

Modern equipment and plant growth chambers are available for anatomical, physiological, biochemical, and molecular studies in the labs of Drs. Doust, Scheets, and Yang. Model plants being studied include Arabidopsis thaliana, Zea mays, Medicago truncatula, Sorghum bicolor, and Setaria italica.

Life Sciences East houses a PCR Core Facility used by researchers from PBEE and Microbiology.

Excellent facilities are available for research in the areas of ecology/environmental science with Drs. Adams, Henley, Palmer, and Steets. The 19,000-acre Lake Carl Blackwell wildlife area located 10 miles from the Stillwater campus is available for field studies. This area includes the 160-acre James K. McPherson Botanical Preserve maintained by the department. The Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and The Nature Conservancy's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve offer unique opportunities for ecological study within a two-hour drive.

The OSU Herbarium houses approximately 140,000 plant specimens plus collections of seeds/fruits and cryptogams, a library of botanical books, and a complete set of topographical maps of the State of Oklahoma.