Department of Botany focuses on Estonian flora, we aspire to having full knowledge on our local species, habitats and their dynamics. Special attention is paid on rare species and habitats, but also to invasive foreigners.
Short historical overview
The predecessor of the Department of Botany is sector of botany, established in 1947 together with the Institute of Botany (later Institute of Botany and Zoology). During 60 years of work the our scientists have studied fens and mires, natural and seminatural grasslands, edited 12 issues of Estonian plant guides, "Flora of the ESSR", "Flora of the Baltic states" and Estonian Plant Atlas.
More information on our scientific activities can be found on the "research" page.