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Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution

The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution (PBEE) at OSU conducts research and provides training in all aspects of plant biology, including cell and molecular biology, genetics, development, physiology, ecology, evolution, and systematics. We strive to increase awareness of the importance of plants to human societies and global environmental processes.

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PBEE Statement on Evolution

As stated by the Society for the Study of Evolution: "Evolution refers both to a set of scientific facts and to a theory explaining such facts. Evolution refers to the scientific fact that biological organisms have changed through time, and that all life, including humanity, has descended with modification from common ancestors. The theory of evolution is a comprehensive and well-documented explanation, based on natural processes, of the fact of biological evolution.”

Evolution is foundational to the mission of the Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution. It is central to our teaching, research, and outreach efforts. We stand firmly against efforts to restrict the teaching of evolution or replacing such teaching with non-scientific ideas.


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