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Plant Biology Program

School of Biological Sciences

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


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.

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

Cypripedium flower

Orchids are one of the most charismatic groups among all plants because of their bizarre flowers. Click HERE to explore the native orchids of Illinois.

Web Sites of Interest

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 Illinois Plants

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The Parasitic Plant Connection

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 Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines

Darwin Tortoise

 Darwin Week

 Plant Checklist Rocky Mt. Nat. Park

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 Plant Checklist for the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

Plant Anatomy Notes

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