Most of the Biology and Botany greenhouse (BOT) and related facilities at the University of Texas at Austin come under the auspices of the School of Biological Sciences. The facilities function to provide an environment for a wide range of plant families, known as “The Standing Collection”, that are used by undergraduate biology classes and labs, primarily for systematics, plant evolution, and plant physiology labs. Native plant beds are used by native plant Biology classes, entomology classes, as well as ecology classes within the Geography Department. The undergraduate facilities are also used for uTeach classes, outreach science programs for local school system tours and young scientist programs, and local garden clubs. The facilities on the top floor of the Welch Chemistry Building and at Brackenridge Field Lab provide controlled growing environments for graduate, post graduate, and faculty research, as well as limited lab space.
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