Botany is affiliated with the degree-granting Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, which offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in three areas: Plant Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Entomology. Interested students are encouraged to contact faculty members with complementary research interests. Curators, who are also faculty members in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, advise students, include them in research expeditions and serve on their M.A. and Ph.D. committees. About 50 students are in residence at the Biodiversity Institute, which includes Botany.