Dr. Bruce Kirchoff

Emeritus Professor of Biology, UNC Greensboro


I study plant evolution from a structural and developmental standpoint, and have developed methods of improving morphological characters in studies of plant evolution. I have also developed innovative methods of computer-based visual learning.

We have recently completed the first completely visual keys to a group of organisms, the Fagaceae of the Southeastern United States. Click here to go to the on-line visual key. 

I have also developed free, open source visual learning software that can be downloaded here. It is easy to customize for your own course or study options.

See my research page for more information

Visiting Scientist

Visiting Scholar, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley: October 2007 – 2009

Visiting Scientist, South China Botanical Garden , Chinese Academy of Sciences: 2007 – 2010

Visiting Research Scientist, Royal Botanic Gardens , Sydney , Australia : January – May 2001


Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Finder Program, through Applied Research Associates (ARA), Raleigh, NC. 2014-2015

Teaching Related YouTube Channels

Plant Diversity (Biology 422 link)
Plant Systematics (Biology 451 link)