Ourvision is to conduct innovative research, teaching and outreach on thepatternsand process of life with a focus on plants and their environment.


                Our mission is to foster an environment ofexcellence by attracting andsupporting the outstanding student, faculty andstaff needed to sustain ourvision we focus on the pattern and process thatenable predictive understandingto plant and their environments to local,regional and global scale, leading tostrengths in the areas of ecology,evolution and systematic.