International Center for Tropical Botany

Uncovering the beauty of flowers in the garden — and in 3D

Uncovering the beauty of flowers in the garden — and in 3D

Adam Roddy spends a lot of time among the flowers. An evolutionary physiologist and assistant professor in FIU’s Institute of […]

Roots take a DIY approach for plant growth, study finds

Roots take a DIY approach for plant growth, study finds

By Nina Jungman Plants, like animals, must fight to survive. Unlike animals, the key to the plants’ survival lies in […]

Do your part this #PlasticFreeJuly

Do your part this #PlasticFreeJuly

Plastic is everywhere. It’s in everyday packaging, electronics, toys, skincare products and clothes. It can even get into your food […]

What will climate change do to plants? The answer might be rooted in history

What will climate change do to plants? The answer might be rooted in history

When it comes to plant roots, the past may be able to hint at what the future holds. A team […]

Wichman honored with horticulture award

Wichman honored with horticulture award

Charles “Chipper” Wichman, Jr. has been named the 2020 recipient of the American Horticultural Society Professional Award. The award is […]

Take action on Earth Day 2020

Take action on Earth Day 2020

The Earth needs us, even at six feet apart. The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is going digital – with […]

Researchers explore scientific solutions for threatened plants

Researchers explore scientific solutions for threatened plants

By Nina Jungman Collaborating with the University of Copenhagen, scientists from FIU and the National Tropical Botanical Garden hosted a […]

Institute of Environment

Institute of Environment

In a memorandum sent out by Dean Michael R. Heithaus, we’ve learned of the realignment of all of our environmental […]

Become a citizen scientist with Grove ReLeaf

Become a citizen scientist with Grove ReLeaf

Coconut Grove is full of enormous trees that provide a lush tropical canopy, making it unique among South Florida neighborhoods. […]

Student works on enhancing legacy of pioneering female botanist

Student works on enhancing legacy of pioneering female botanist

Written by: Ashley Garcia Meily de Leon, a sophomore studying biology is interested in plants. “Plants are big in healthcare […]