From its establishment till now, at the Botanic Department, it was concentrated on the determination of the vegetation of the Thrace Flora, especially following up of the studies on the Balkan flora, collection of new register, species and presentation of these to the science world, related with the taxons new to the world, morphologic, sitotaxonomic and embryologic studies, the determination and preservation of the endemic and/or rare taxons, tissue studies on the endemic, rare and economically important plants, Palinologic and Embriologic studies, research of toxic effects of pesticides on the plants, anatomic studies on some families (Orchidaceae, Scrophulariaceae) which have taxonomical problems. Thesis, scientific studies and books published on these subjects are given below separately (see links).
With the masters and doctorate level thesis studies, to contribute in the flora of our region, plant groups on different monocotile and dicotile families were investigated and by this means, the number of samples in the EDTU Herbarium has increased. Depending upon these studies, the 'Thrace Flora Atlas' series have been prepared by the department education staff betweeen 1992-1998. 500 plants collected by Prof. Dr. Baki Kasapgil from different countries (Africa, Japan, Hong-Kong, and America) of the world were added to our Herbarium. Besides, Dalgic has collected dune and coastal plants of Saros Bay and Basak has collected some fern species and brought to our Herbarium. Meantime, the rear and endemic species are included in the Herbarium. Besides, in the green fields of Edirne, existence of 214 taxa trees and bushes and a large part of these have been brought to the EDTU herbarium.
With the participation of the Biology Department students, the samples collected at the scientific trips and final homeworks were also included in the EDTU herbarium. Dependent on the masters and doctorate thesis or many individual scientific studies, many publications have been made. Between 1999-2001, the samples at the herbarium have been re-arranged. Currently, there are 12000 samples belonging to 133 families at our herbarium.As a result, at the herbarium, there are 1257 species and samples belonging to the sub-species taxonomy. By our department education staff, for Science World, Turkey and Thrace, new species have been found. For example, the species which has been found around the city of Edirne and which is a new species for the science world is named as Bellevalia edirnensis by Neriman Ozhatay and Feruzan Dane. Besides, in the scope of the 'TURKHERB (Turkey Herbariums Central Data Base)' project which has been supported by TBAG-DPT and still being organized by Prof. Dr. Tekin Babac, a database was formed. This data base has been turned into a usable form for the herbarium. In the continuation of the project in discussion, this data base will be opened to common usage at a national and international level. As the EDTU herbarium, we will also support these studies. With the flora studies which were so far performed and the ones to be performed, the objectives of the EDTU herbarium are, to be helpful for the studies on systematic subject and Turkey's Flora (11. volume) and to be beneficial to the Edirne public for recognizing the plants. With the scientific studies to be carried in the future, it is being thought to transact dublet between then Bulgaria and Greece University herbariums and our herbariums and by this means we hope to have a wide scope herbarium which is referred by the Balkans.