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Plant Sciences


Welcome to the Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

Understanding of how plants function, grow and develop, and complete their life cycles, has been of fundamental scientific interest for centuries. Today, basic research covers many scales that integrate physiology and ecology, from molecules to cells through to whole plants and vegetation. Important applications are to be found in areas such as agriculture, conservation and climate change.

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The Institute of Plant Sciences carries out research in Plant Development, Molecular Plant Physiology, Plant Nutrition, Plant Ecology, Vegetation Ecology and Palaeoecology. It contributes to the teaching programs in BSc Biology and to several MSc courses

The IPS has strong links to the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, and is a member of the Swiss Plant Science Web.

University of Bern | Institute of Plant Sciences | Altenbergrain 21 | CH-3013 Bern | ipsinfo@ips.unibe.ch | Tel +41 31 631 49 11 |
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