Welcome to the Department of Biology

Department of Biology at Illinois State University
Department of Biology
photo credits: Diane Byers

Teaching Collections

For use in teaching we have a diversity of living and preserved organisms

    Felmley Greenhouses

    These greenhouses have a wide diversity of plants with a focus on tropic and economically important plants

    George S. Vasey ISU Herbarium

    Collection of over 50,000 specimens of plants dating back to 1859. For more information see Dr. Armstrong's website who is the curator of this collection

John Wesley Powel and Dale Birkenholz Natural History Collections

Collections from 1867 of vertebrates including: fish, herps, birds and mamals. For more information see Dr. Capparella's website who is the curator of this collection.