• Nisa Karimi

    Grad student Nisa Karimi climbs a baobab (Adansonia perrieri) in the Daraina region of northern Madagascar.  Photo: David Baum

  • Sori on the underside of a fern frond

    Sori on the underside of a fern frond.  Photo: Cara Streekstra

  • Dr. Sara Hotchkiss sampling lake sediments for charcoal analysis

    Professor Sara Hotchkiss sampling lake sediments for charcoal analysis.  Photo: Kristin Michels

  • Discovery of new tyrosine pathway enzymes from legumes in the Maeda Lab
  • Oxytropis campestris

    Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea, a legume that is endemic to a handful of lakes in Wisconsin
    photo: John Zaborsky

Birge Hall  Birge Hall, home of the Botany Department


  1. Campus museums recreate ‘cabinet of natural history’ digitally

    Coordinated by the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the centralized database will link five museums’ combined 9 million-plus specimens that span all seven continents, the moon and Mars.
  2. Fungi Physics: How Those Spores Launch Just Right

    Ultrahigh-speed video footage helped researchers determine how fungi aim their spores in the right direction.
  3. Pregnancy loss and evolution of sex linked by cellular line dance

    UW-Madison scientist Dan Levitis’ quest led to a discovery that helps explain why so many plants and animals lose so many offspring. The villain? Meiosis.

Upcoming Events