Daniel Nickrent | Plant Biology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences

Daniel L. Nickrent

In SIU Plant Biology from 1990 to 2014

Daniel Nickrent

Phone: 618-453-3223
Office: Life Science III, Room 1005
email: nickrent@plant.siu.edu
Laboratory Website

Dr. Nickrent's research involves the application of morphological and molecular methodologies to systematic and evolutionary questions in a variety of taxonomic groups of plants, particularly parasitic angiosperms. DNA sequence data, derived from the nuclear, chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes, was generated to estimate organismal phylogenies. These data are then useful in interpreting morphological character evolution, biogeographic histories, and ecological interactions.

To learn more about his past and ongoing research, visit his laboratory website.


  • Ph.D. 1984, Botany, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • M.S. 1979, Biology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • B.A. 1977, Botany, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL


  • 2014-present, Emeritus Professor, Plant Biology, SIUC
  • 2011-present, Research Associate, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO.
  • 2003-2014, Professor, Plant Biology, SIUC
  • 1994-2003, Associate Professor, Plant Biology, SIUC
  • 1990-1994, Assistant Professor, Plant Biology, SIUC
  • 1986- present, Affiliate Assistant Professional Scientist, Illinois Natural History Survey.
  • 1984-1990, Assistant Professor and Director of Herbarium, Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL. 


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