Biological studies have centuries-old traditions, as they began even before the official opening of the Imperial University, where botanist Krylov arrived in Tomsk in 1885 and started laying the University groves, the Botanical Gardens and the created the base of Herbarium collection.
Currently, Biological Institute has highly qualified human resources, strong financial base and unlimited opportunities for the realization of everyone’s potential.
The museum has research and demonstrational fund of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, various invertebrates, and osteological collection of world fauna.
Scientific areas of the Faculty determined by its history and contemporary challenges in the development of science. Basic scientific research related to the inventory of the flora and vegetation in Siberia and neighboring countries, the study of taxonomy and phylogeny of polymorphic, multi-species genera and families, the reconstruction of the evolution of vegetation of the North Asia, identify patterns of structure and dynamics of swamp and forest plant association.