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Department of Plant Biology

Daniel L. Nickrent

  • Position: Professor Emeritus
  • Field: Plant Molecular Systematics and Evolution
  • Degree: Ph.D., 1984, Miami University, Ohio (Botany)
  • Office: Life Science III room 1005
  • Lab: Life Science III room 1046
  • Mailcode: 6509
  • Phone (office): 618-453-3223
  • Phone (lab): 618-453-3823
  • Fax: 618-453-3441
  • E-mail: DLN email address

Professional Information

Dan Nickrent and Rafflesia speciosa buds, Panay Philippines



Yes it is true, I retired June 1, 2014!  But I am continuing with various research projects.

Public Education and Outreach

The Perfectly Pleasing Persimmon. Web article by Dan Nickrent on this amazing fruit HERE.
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Illinois Ferns poster.  The poster can be obtained by educators free of charge from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources web page HERE. Follow the links to get to the order form and enter the appropriate information.  You can also download an electronic version (pdf) of the poster from Illinois Digital Archives HERE.

Colombian Ornamental and Native Plants. List of cultivated (both native and exotic) derived from web sites of Jamie Morrow HERE.

Valderrama. A photo documented story about plant research and conservation in Antique Province, Panay Island, Philippines HERE

Web Sites of Interest

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Illinois Plants

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The Parasitic Plant Connection

 PhytoImages Logo


Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines icon

 Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines

Darwin Tortoise

 Darwin Week

Other Useful Web Sites


Selected SIUC Information