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Gathering Israel

Dr. Ryan Stewart explores gospel connections through plant grafting.

PWS Mission:

Supporting the BYU mission to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life, the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences strives to enlighten individuals regarding the natural world and to improve his/her own relationship with natural resources, genetic resources, and the environment. To succeed in this mission, the department will:

  • Provide an active learning environment where individuals develop skills and knowledge and work in interdisciplinary teams to solve complex problems;
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in cutting-edge research, leading to impactful publications and to graduates of character that serve others throughout their lives;
  • Provide experiences, examples, and perspectives that promote a global perspective, develop faith and character, and inspire sustainable action.

Plant & Wildlife Sciences News

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Randy Larsen Appointed New Chair of The Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences

June 27, 2024 05:50 PM
BYU College of Life Sciences Dean Laura Bridgewater announces Randy Larsen's appointment as the new chair of the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, effective July 1, 2024.
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Green-thumb dynasty: BYU landscaping wins fifth national championship in six years

March 27, 2024 11:58 AM
For the fifth time in six years, BYU students dug, pruned and planted their way to the National Collegiate Landscaping Competition title, the March Madness of college landscaping teams. BYU bested 50 other universities in the four-day event, outscoring the second-place finisher by more than 358 points and breaking the 5000-point total for the first time in the 48-year history of the tournament.
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Sustainable science: BYU professors use special bacteria to turn waste into renewable energy

August 23, 2023 04:50 PM
For years, farming facilities across the country have utilized anaerobic digesters to convert cow manure into renewable energy. However, these digesters have been limited to a modest 30–40% efficiency. Now, groundbreaking research led by a team of BYU professors is revolutionizing the process, making it faster and more efficient than ever before by pretreating the waste with a special bacteria.
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Graduate Resources

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