The greenhouse is divided into 2 sections:
- Research section - six
zones (2500 sq. ft.) are devoted to research conducted by the faculty,
adjunct faculty and students in the Department of Biological Sciences. A
storage/support hallway divides the research section into two halves with
three zones on each side. The zones vary in size from 96 sq. ft to 375 sq. ft.
- Conservatory and propigation section - there are four zones (1700 sq. ft.)
devoted to the department's Conservatory Collection which numbers approximately
350 species representing 50 plant families. This collection is used by students
enrolled in biology sciences laboratory (BIOS 1100), organismal biology (BIOS
1510), general botany (BIOS 2020), plant physiology (BIOS 3190), and systematic
botany (BIOS 4270). The remaining two zones in this section are used for
plant propigation, class support and class projects.
Located next to the
greenhouse in Wood Hall is the environmental chamber and plant prep room.
Four walk-in percival chambers provide additional research space for experiments
that require more precise environmental control. An elevated carbon dioxide
and elevated ozone chamber will be added to to this facility in the future.