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Plants = Life

90 years of Botany at Otago - 1924 to 2014 - Celebrating a milestone.

Botany, covers all aspects of the life of plants. It includes their structure and development, physiology and biochemistry, genetics, health and disease, relationships with other organisms and the environment (ecology), as well as traditional aspects of plant identification and classification.

Our research uses these approaches to investigate New Zealand species from marine, through grasslands and forests, to alpine ecosystems. It covers all groups of ‘plants’: flowering plants, gymnosperms, ferns, mosses, algae, fungi, cyanobacteria, even viruses.

Our undergraduate courses cover this range too, as do the postgraduate and honours student research projects.

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With 90 years of research excellence, the department has long history of leading research
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