Whether in the classroom or independently, scientific research offers intellectual rewards.
The Department of Biology is located in the Robert N. Noyce '49 Science Center. Phase One of a major renovation and new construction for the biology, chemistry and physics departments was completed in 1997. Phase Two, a substantial renovation and partial construction, was completed in 2007. This phase renovated the Science Library, greenhouse facilities and created additional research laboratories, in addition to meeting other biology requests.
Faculty Research Interests
Jonathan Brown - Evolution of Ecological Interactions; Molecular systematics
David Campbell - Pathobiology; Ecology of tropical forests, particularly in the Brazilian Amazon, Belize and tropical China
Ben DeRidder - Plant Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; Plant responses to environmental stress
Introduction to Biology 252
Introduction to Biology 251
In celebration of Earth Month, Grinnell College hosts free events featuring local food, volunteering, and exploration.
Transplant seedlings and learning more about prairie, savanna, and wetland plants.