David Dilcher

David Dilcher

Professor Emeritus, Biology

  • dilcher@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-0618
  • Indiana Geological Survey S209A
  • Office Hours
    By Appointment Only


  • Ph.D., Biology and Geology, Yale University, 1964
  • B.S., Natural History, University of Minnesota, 1958


Plant evolution with special interest in the reproductive biology of land plants as revealed through the fossil record and observed in living plants. The fossil record of the origin and evolution of flowering plants and their co-adaptive radiations and biotic environments that promoted their evolution. Angiosperm diversity through time and their past and present biogeographic distributions as understood historically.