One of the services offered through the Greenhouse is providing plant material for lab experiments or to augment class lectures and discussions in classes such as medicinal botany, genetics, biology, and field botany. The Greenhouse also provides assistance with ongoing research in areas such as the digestive enzymes in Nepenthes ventricosa and the analysis of sun-tracking abilities in certain legume species. In order to accomplish these tasks, the botanical collection at the Greenhouse consists of representatives from many different plant families.
There are many opportunities to do original research while you are a student in Biology at Rollins. In addition to smaller research projects within courses, many of our students participate in the Rollins Summer Research Program, spending six to eight weeks on campus working under a sponsoring faculty member. Students also have the option of doing a year-long senior research project as part of their degree program.