Program Coordinator: Frances Lehman
(909) 625-8767 Ext. 241
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 North College Avenue
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Botany at CGU is located at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and places primary emphasis on the systematics and evolution of higher plants. Subfields include the following.
- Comparative Morphology
- Molecular Systematics
- Monographic and Revisionary Studies
- Plant Anatomy
- Plant Geography
- Population and Conservation Genetics
- Reproductive Biology
Programs are research-intensive with a strong fieldwork component. Considerable interaction exists between students and faculty.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is within close proximity to the CGU campus. Among the physical facilities for advanced study and research are a botanical library, a comprehensive herbarium with approximately 1.2 million specimens, wood and pollen slide collections, a fully equipped molecular laboratory with automated DNA sequencing, a scanning electron microscope (SEM), growth chambers, greenhouses, long-term seed storage facilities, experimental plots, extensive California native living plant collections, and well-equipped anatomy laboratories and computing facilities. The City of Claremont is geographically situated with easy access to deserts, mountains, and the ocean, and is thus conveniently located for diverse botanical field studies.