Florida Museum of Natural History


David L. Dilcher
Graduate Research Professor

[Retired]

Address: 2260 E. Cape Cod Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401, U.S.A.

Email: dilcher@indiana.edu


Research Interests

Education

Positions

Grants and Fellowships

Professional and Honorary Societies

Publications (Books, Symposium Volumes, and Volume-Length Paper)

Published Papers (most in reviewed journals)

Served on the Following Committees at Indiana University

Professional Activities

Editorial Positions held

Special Recognition

Courses Initiated and taught

Courses Taught

Ph.D. Dissertations Completed Under My Direction

M.S. Thesis Completed Under My Direction

Masters Degree Students in Biology

Postdoctoral Fellows Who Have Been Associated With My Research Laboratory

 

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Research Interests:

Angiosperm evolution; the origin of flowers to the reproductive biology of the first flowering plants. The evolution of diversity in early angiosperms, the recognition of early phylogenic lines of relationship between major taxa, trends in evolution of the group. Tertiary age radiations of angiosperms and their phytogeography. Evolutionary Biology. Plant/animal coevolution. Biostratigraphy, Biodiversity, Global Vegetational Change.

Education:

University of Minnesota 1954-58 B.S. Natural History
University of Minnesota 1958-60 M.S. Botany, Geology and Zoology
University of Illinois 1960-62 Transferred to Yale
Yale University 1962-64 Ph.D. Biology, Geology

Positions:

1958-63 Teaching Assistant University of Minnesota, University of Illinois, Yale University
1963-64 Cullman-University Fellow Yale University
1964-65 NSF Postdoctoral Fellow Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1965-66 Instructor in Biology Yale University, Department of Biology
1966-70 Assistant Professor of Botany Indiana University, Department of Botany
1970-76 Associate Professor of Botany Indiana University, Department of Botany
1972-73 Guggenheim Fellow Giessen, Germany, Imperial College in London, England, and Indiana University.
1975-90 Associate Professor of Geology, Indiana University, Department of Geology
1977-90 Professor of Paleobotany Indiana University, Department of Botany and Department of Geology
1981 Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
1985 Continuing Education, Professor ARAMCO, Dahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1986 Visiting Scholar Beijing, China
1987-88 Guggenheim Fellow British Museum of Natural History, London and Indiana University
1988 Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
1990- Graduate Research Professor Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
1990- Univ. Florida Adjunct Professor, Departments of Botany, Geology, Zoology
1990- IU Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
1990- IU Overseas Studies, Prof., Costa Rica

Grants and Fellowships:

1961 Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid. Collecting Eocene age plants in Tennessee, University of Illinois
1962 Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid. Research on Eocene age plants. University of Illinois
1963 Eaton-Hooker Fellowship. Graduate student stipend. Yale University
1963-64 Cullman-University Fellowship. Yale University
1964-65 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral. Fellowship - Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Yale University
1966 Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid. Research on fossil leaves from Eocene sediments. Indiana University 10-441-68
1966-69 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Cuticular analysis of Eocene leaves with special reference to their modern affinities. NSF GB 5166X Indiana University 48-245-78
1966-67 Indiana University Grant-in-aid. Faculty Research, Indiana University 10-441-68
1967-68 Indiana University Grant-in-aid. Work-study help for paleobotanical collections. Indiana University 10-241-68
1968 Indiana University Grant-in-aid. Field dendrology course in Costa Rica. Indiana University 10-441-68
1969-75 National Science Foundation Research Grant. The Eocene floras of southeastern North America. NSF GB 12803, Indiana University 48-244-09
1971 Indiana University Grant-in-aid. Travel to Afghanistan and Lucknow, India. Indiana University
1971-73 Organization for Tropical Studies Grant-in-aid. Foliar physiognomy of vegetation in Costa Rica. Indiana University.
1972 National Science Foundation Equipment Grant. Scanning Electron Microscope Facility. Indiana University (prepared the documentation but was not the P.I. on this grant.
1975-77 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Foliar morphology of fossil and extant leaf forms. NSF BMS 75-02268, Indiana University 48-244-28.
1972-73 Guggenheim Fellowship. Indiana University.
1972-74 National Science Foundation Grant. Doctoral dissertation research support for Frank Potter. NSF GB 32289, Indiana University 48-244-18.
1976-77 National Science Foundation Grant. Equipment request for light microscope facility. NSF DEB 75-19849, Indiana University 48-246-18.
1976-77 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Foliar morphology of fossil and extant leaf forms. NSF DEB 75-02268A1, Indiana University 48-246-51.
1977-79 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Investigation of angiosperm fossils. NSF DEB 77-04846, Indiana University 48-246-50.
1979-80 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Early Tertiary Paleosols. NSF EAR 79-00898, Indiana University 48-246-64.
1979-82 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Doctoral dissertation research support for Steven R. Manchester NSF DEB 79-06837, Indiana University 48-246-68.
1979-85 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Early angiosperm evolution and ecology. NSF DEB 79-10720, Indiana University 48-246-70.
1980 Indiana University Overseas Travel Grant-in-aid. Travel to Reading, England., Indiana University.
1980-81 Amax Coal Foundation Grant. Pennsylvanian plant fossils of Indiana. Indiana University 54-246-02.
1983 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Major equipment request (co-P.I. with four other faculty). Indiana University.
1983-84 National Science Foundation Research Grant. An angiosperm leaf flora from mid-Cretaceous sediments. NSF BSR 83-00476.
1984-86 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Doctoral dissertation research support for Warren Kovach. NSF BSR 84-01148, Indiana University 48-245-13.
1985 Indiana University Overseas Travel Grant-in -Aid. Travel to ICSEB Meeting, Brighton, England. Indiana University.
1986-89 National Science Foundation Research Grant. Mid-Cretaceous angiosperms. NSF BSR 86-16657, Indiana University 48-245-34.
1986 National Academy of Sciences, Visiting Scholar. Exchange Program, China Lecture tour, plus expense for 4 weeks while in China.
1986 Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany and Volkswagen, . Travel funds to participate in the Symposium on The Fossils from Messel, Germany.
1987-88 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. The Evolution of Flowers. Indiana University.
1987-88 Office of Research and Graduate Development. College of Arts and Sciences Research Leave Supplement.
1987-88 Indiana University Sonneborn Award.
1988-89 National Science Foundation Int. Joint Seminar/Workshop . Organic Geochemical Biomarker Techniques NSF 88 00 341, Indiana University 48-245-50.
1988-89 National Science Foundation Grant. Doctoral dissertation research support for Patrick Herendeen NSF BSR 88 00 900, Indiana University 48-245-51.
1988-89 Kansas Geological Survey. Collecting and mapping Lower and mid-Cretaceous plant microfossils, Indiana University 41-246-02
1996-99 National Science Foundation. Curation of the Florida Museum of Natural History Paleobotanical Collection. NSF 9631371. University of Florida
1996-99 National Science Foundation. Late Paleocene and early Eocene nonmarine climates in the Gulf of Mexico Basin, Texas. NSF. University of Florida.

Professional and Honorary Societies:

National Academy of Sciences; Botanical Society of America; Paleontological Society; Paleontological Association; American Association for the Advancement of Science; International Organization of Paleobotanists; Association for Tropical Biology; Society of the Sigma Xi; American Institute of Biological Sciences; American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists; International Association of Angiosperm Paleobotany; Society of Vertebrate Paleontology; Geological Society of America; Indiana Academy of Science; Kentucky Academy of Science
Linnean Society; Explorer's Club; Corresponding Member, Senckenberg Museum; Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Publications (Books, Symposium Volumes, and Volume-Length Paper):

1965 Dilcher, D.L. Epiphyllous fungi from Eocene deposits in western Tennessee, USA. Paleontographica, Bd. B, vol. 116:1-54, pls. 1-26.
1973 Dilcher, D.L., D. Redmon, M. Tansey, and D. Whitehead. Plant Biology Laboratory Manual. Burgess Publishing Company, Minneapolis, pp. 1-116.
1974 Dilcher, D.L. Approaches to the identification of angiosperm leaf remains. Botanical Review 40:1-157.
1975 Dilcher, D.L., D. Redmon, M. Tansey, and D. Whitehead. Plant Biology Laboratory Manual, second edition. Burgess Publishing Co., pp. 1-116.
1979 Taylor, T., D.L. Dilcher, and T. Delevoryas, Editors. The Symposium volume, Plant Reproduction in the Fossil Record, published in Rev. Palaeobotany and Palynology 27:211-358.
1980 Dilcher, D.L. and T. Taylor, Editors. Biostratigraphy of Fossil Plants: Successional and Paleoecological Analysis. Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Publishers, pp. 1-275.
1982 Dilcher, D.L., Editor. Abstracts of the annual meetings of the Botanical Society of America. Misc. Series Pub. No. 162, Bot. Soc. Am., pp. 1-117.
1983 Dilcher, D.L., Editor. Abstracts of the joint meeting of the Botanical Society of America and the Canadian Botanical Association. American Journal of Botany, vol. 70, no. 5, pt. 2, pp. 1-145.
1984 Dilcher, D.L., Editor. Abstracts of the Annual Meetings of the Botanical Society of America. American Journal of Botany, vol. 71, no. 5, pt. 2, pp. 1-212.
1984 Dilcher, D.L. and W.L. Crepet, Editors. Origin and Evolution of Flowering Plants, Symposium Volume. Annals Mo. Bot. Gd. vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 347-630.
1986 Dilcher, D.L. and M. Zavada, Editors. Symposium: Phylogeny of the Hamamelidae. Annals Mo. Bot. Gd., Volume 73, no. 2. pp. 225-441.
1986 Botanical Society Membership Directory and Handbook. 196 pp.
1992 Herendeen, P.S. and D.L. Dilcher, Editors. Advances in Legume Systematics, Part 4. The Fossil Record.
1992 B.S. Venkatachala, D.L. Dilcher and H. K. Maheshwari, Editors. Essays in Evolutionary Plant Biology, The Palaeobotanist Volume 41.

Published Papers (most in reviewed journals):

1963 Dilcher, D.L. Cuticular analysis of Eocene leaves of Octoea obtusifolia. American Journal of Botany 50:1-8.
1963 Dilcher, D.L. Eocene epiphyllous fungi. Science 142:667-669 and the cover photograph for that issue.
1965 Dilcher, D.L. Epiphyllous Fungi From Eocene Deposits in Western Tennessee, U.S.A. Paleontographica Bd. B. 116:1-54.
1967 Dilcher, D.L. Chlorophyll in der Braunkohle des Geiseltales. Natur und Museum 97:124-130.
1967 Dilcher, D.L. and J.F. McQuade. A morphological study of Nyssa endocarps from Eocene deposits in western Tennessee. Torrey Bot. Club Bull., 94:35-40.
1967 Dilcher, D.L. Richard Krausel, 1890-1966. Plant Science Bull. vol. 13, no.1, p.8.
1967 Dilcher, D.L. Fossil Plants and Their Use in Teaching High School Biology. School Science and Math, April, pp. 316-320.
1969 Dilcher, D.L. Podocarpus from the Eocene of North America.Science 164:299-301.
1969 Dilcher, D.L. and B. Mehrotra. A study of leaf compressions of Knightiophyllum from Eocene deposits of southeastern North America. American Journal of Botany 56:936-943.
1970 Dilcher, D.L. and G.E. Dolph. Fossil leaves of Dendropanax from Eocene sediments of southeastern North America. Amer.J.Bot. 57:153-160.
1970 Dilcher, D.L., R. Pavlick, and J. Mitchell. Chlorophyll Derivatives in Middle Eocene sediments. Science 168:1447-1449.
1970 Dilcher, D.L. The Eocene Green River Flora of Northwestern Colorado and Northwestern Utah. Journal of Paleontology, vol. 45, book review. p. 739-740.
1971 Sheffy, M.V. and D.L. Dilcher. Morphology and taxonomy of fungal spores. Palaeontographica B 133:34-51.
1971 Dilcher, D.L. A revision of the Eocene Floras of Southeastern North America. The Paleobotanist 20:7-18. (Volume 20 published in 1973.).
1973 Dilcher, D.L. A challenge to personal attitudes in our population growth. Pollution, a special issue of American Biology Teachers, pp. 22-25.
1973 Dilcher, D.L. A Paleoclimatic Interpretation of the Eocene Floras of Southeastern North America. In A. Graham, Vegetation and Vegetational History of Northern Latin America. Elsevier Publ. Co., Amsterdam. Chapter 2, pp. 39-59.
1974 Dilcher, D.L. Approaches to the Identification of Fossil Leaf Remains. Botanical Review, 40:1-157.
1974 Crepet, W., D.L. Dilcher, and F.W. Potter. Eocene angiosperm flowers. Science 185:781-782 and the cover photograph for that issue.
1974 Elsik, W.C. and D.L. Dilcher. Palynology and Age of Clays Exposed in Lawrence Clay Pit, Henry County, Tennessee. Palaeontographica Abst. B., Bd. 146:66-87.
1975 Dilcher, D.L. and R. Pheifer. Stump casts of aborscent Iycopods. Indiana Academy of Science Proceedings 84:114-121.
1975 Crepet, W., D. L. Dilcher, and F.W. Potter. Investigations of angiosperms from the Eocene of southeastern North America: A Catkin with Junglandaceous Affinities. American Journal of Botany 62:813-823.
1976 Dilcher, D.L., F.W. Potter, and W.L. Crepet. Investigations of angiosperms from the Eocene of North America: Juglandaceous winged fruits. American Journal of Botany 63:532-544.
1976 Dilcher, D.L., W.L. Crepet, C.D. Beeker, and H.C. Reynolds. Reproductive and vegetative morphology of a Cretaceous angiosperm. Science 191:854-856.
1976 Dilcher, D.L. Paleoecology of terrestrial plants--review of book by V.A. Krassilov. Science 194:517.
1977 Pheifer, R.N. and D.L. Dilcher. Collecting fossil and rock specimens with a carbide-tipped chain and chain saw. Journal of Paleobotany 51:197-198.
1977 Dilcher, D.L. and C.P. Daghlian. Investigations of angiosperms from the Eocene of southeastern North America: Philodendron leaf remains. American Journal of Botany 64:526-534.
1977 Crepet, W.L. and D.L. Dilcher. Investigations of angiosperms from the Eocene of North America: a mimosoid inflorescence. American Journal of Botany 64:714-725.
1978 Roth, J.L. and D.L. Dilcher. Some considerations in leaf size and leaf margin analysis of fossil leaves. Courier Forschungs-lnstitut Senckenberg 30:165-171.
1978 Dilcher, D.L. Angiosperm paleobotany and the IMP. Courier Forschungs-lnstitut Senckenberg 30:7-8.
1978 Dilcher, D.L., F. Potter, and H. Reynolds. Preliminary account of middle Cretaceous angiosperm remains from interior of North America. Courier Forschungs-lnstitut Senckenberg 30:9-15.
1979 Taylor, T.N., D.L. Dilcher and T. Delevoryas. Introduction: Plant reproduction in the fossil record. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 27:211-212.
1979 Dilcher, D.L. Early angiosperm reproduction: An introductory report. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 27:291-328.
1979 Dolph, G. and D.L. Dilcher. Foliar physiognomy as an aid in determining paleoclimate. Palaeontographica Abst. B, 170:151-172.
1979 Roth, J. and D.L.Dilcher. Investigations of angiosperms from the Eocene of North America: stipulate leaves of the Rubiceae. Amer. Journ. of Bot. 66:1194-1207.
1980 Jones, J.H. and D.L. Dilcher. Investigations of angiosperms from the Eocene of North America: Rhamnus marginatus (Rhamnaceae) reexamined. American Journal of Botany 67:959-967.
1980 Dolph, G.E. and D.L. Dilcher. Variation on leaf size with respect to climate in Costa Rica. Biotropica 12:91-99.
1980 Dolph, G.E. and D.L. Dilcher. Variation in leaf size with respect to climate in the Western Hemisphere. Bulletin Torrey Bot. Club 107:157-162.
1980 Potter, F. and D.L. Dilcher. Biostratigraphic analysis of Middle Eocene floras of western Kentucky and Tennessee. In Dilcher and Taylor, Biostratigraphy of Fossil Plants: Successional and Paleoecological Analysis. Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Publishers. Chapter 8, pp. 211-225.
1981 Retallack, G. and D.L. Dilcher. A Coastal theory of flowering plant origin. In Niklas, K.J., Paleobotany, Paleoecology, and Evolution. Praeger Publishers, N.Y. Chapter 2, pp. 27-77.
1981 Retallack, G. and D.L. Dilcher. Arguments for a glossopterid ancestry of angiosperms. Paleobiology 7:54-67.
1981 Retallack, G. and D.L. Dilcher. Early angiosperm reproduction: Prisca reynoldsii gen. et sp. nov. from Mid-Cretaceous coastal deposits in Kansas, USA. Palaeontographica, Abst. B, 179:103-137, 7 plates and 9 figures.
1982 Manchester, S.R. and D.L. Dilcher. Pterocaryoid fruits (Juglandaceae) in the Paleocene of North America and their evolutionary and biogeographic significance. American Journal of Botany 69:275-286.
1983 Dilcher, D.L. and L. Eriksen. Sycamores are Ancient Trees. The Museum of Western Colorado Quarterly, Spring, 1983, pp. 8-11.
1984 Dilcher, D.L. and P.R. Crane. In pursuit of the first flowers. Natural History Magazine 93:56-61.
1984 Kovach, W.L. and D.L. Dilcher. Dispersed cuticles from the Eocene of North America. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 88:63-104.
1984 Basinger, J.F. and D.L. Dilcher. Ancient bisexual flowers. Science 224:511-513.
1984 Dilcher, D.L. In Search of Fossil Plants. Terra Jan./Feb., pp. 10-15.
1984 Reynolds, D.R. and D.L. Dilcher. A foliicolous alga of Eocene Age. Review of Paleobotany and Palynology 43:397-403.
1984 Dilcher, D.L. and P.R. Crane. Archaeanthus: An Early Angiosperm from the Cenomanian of the Western Interior of North America. Annals Mo. Bot. Gd., vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 351-383.
1984 Crane, P.R. and D.L. Dilcher. Lesqueria: an Early Angiosperm Fruiting Axis from the mid-Cretaceous. Annals Mo. Bot. Gd., vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 384-402.
1984 Kovach, W.L. and D.L. Dilcher. A new combination in the fossil megaspore genus Paxillitriletes. Taxon 34 (2):297-298.
1985 Kovach, W.L. and D.L. Dilcher. Morphology, ultrastructure, and paleoecology of Paxillitriletes vittatus sp. nov. from the mid-Cretaceous of Kansas. Palynology 9:85-94.
1985 Kovach, W.L. and D.L. Dilcher. A new combination of Paxillitriletes (fossil megaspores). Taxon 34:297.
1986 Manchester, S.R., D.L. Dilcher and W.D. Tidwell. Interconnected reproductive and vegetative remains of Populus (Salicaceae) from the Middle Eocene Green River Formation, Northeastern Utah. American Journal of Botany 73:156-160.
1986 Dilcher, D.L. and W.L. Kovach. Early Angiosperm Reproduction: a new fruitification from the Dakota Formation (Cenomanian) of Kansas. American Journal of Botany 73:1228-1235.
1986 Zavada, M.S. and D.L. Dilcher. Comparative pollen morphology and its relationship to phylogeny of pollen in The Hamamelidae. Annals Mo. Bot. Gd., Vol. 73 (2):348-381.
1986 Dilcher, D.L. and D. Macklin. Systematic index of the Hamamelidae. Annals Mo. Bot. Gd., Vol. 73 (2):340-345.
1986 Dilcher, D.L. and M. Zavada. Phylogeny of the Hamamelidae: An Introduction. Annals Mo. Bot. Gd., Vol. 73:225-226.
1986 Farley, M.B. and D.L. Dilcher. Correlation between miospore and depositional environments of the Dakota Formation of north-central Kansas and adjacent Nebraska. Palynology 10:117-133.
1986 Dilcher, D.L. Origin of Flowering Plants. 1987 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology 339-343.
1986 Retallack, G.J. and D.L. Dilcher. Cretaceous angiosperm invasion of North America. Cretaceous Research 7:227-252.
1986 Dilcher, D.L. and S.R. Manchester. Investigations of Angiosperms from the Eocene of North America: Leaves of the Engelhardieae (Juglandaceae). Botanical Gardens 147:189-199.
1987 Coe, M.J., D.L. Dilcher, J.D. Farlow, D.M. Jarzen, and D.A. Russell. Of dicots and dinosaurs. Chapter in The Origin of Angiosperms and Their Biological Consequences. Friis, E.M., W. Chaloner and P. Crane, Eds., pp. 225-258.
1988 Dilcher, D.L. Memorial to Herman F. Becker (1907-1985). Annals Mo. Bot. Gd. 74:689-691.
1988 Crane, P.R. , S.R. Manchester, and D.L. Dilcher. Morphology and phylogenic significance of the angiosperm Platanites herbridicus from the Paleocene of Scotland. Paleontology 31:503-517.
1988 Dilcher, D.L. and S.R. Manchester. Investigations of the angiosperms from the Eocene of North America: A fruit belonging to Euphorbiaceae. Tertiary Research 9:45-68.
1988 Jones, J.H. and D.L. Dilcher. A study of the Dryophyllum leaf forms from the Paleocene of southeastern North America. Palaeontographica, Bd. B 208:53-80.
1988 Jones, J.H., S.R. Manchester, and D.L. Dilcher. Dryophyllum Debey ex Saporta, Juglandaceous not Fagaceous. Rev. Palaeobot. and Palynology 56:205-211.
1988 Retallack, G.J. and D.L. Dilcher. Reconstructions of selected seed ferns. Annals of the Mo. Bot. Gd. 75:1010-1057.
1988 Zavada, M.S. and D.L. Dilcher. Pollen wall ultrastructure of selected dispersed monosulcate pollen from the Cenomanian, Dakota Formation of central USA. American Journal of Botany 75:669-679.
1988 Dilcher, D.L. Book Review, Fundamentals of Palaeobotany by Sergei V. Meyen. American Scientists 76:406.
1988 Dilcher, D.L. Book Review, VII Simposia Argentino de Paleobotanica y Palinologia Actas, 1987, Ed. by S. Archangelsky, R. Herbst and W., I.O.P. Newsletter 35 : 12.
1988 Kovach, W.L. and D.L. Dilcher. Megaspores and other dispersed plant remains from the Dakota Formation (Cenomanian) of Kansas. Palynology 12:89-119.
1989 Grote, P.J. and D.L. Dilcher. Investigations of angiosperms from the Eocene of North America: A new genus of Theaceae based on fruit and seed remains. Botanical Gazette 150:190-206.
1990 Herendeen, P.S., D.H. Les, and D.L. Dilcher. Fossil Ceratophyllum (Ceratophyllaceae) from the Tertiary of North America. American Journal of Botany 77:7-16.
1990 Dilcher, D.L., D.C. Christophel, H.D., Bhagwandin, and L. Scriven. Evolution of the Casuarinaceae: Morphological comparisons of some extant species. American Journal of Botany 77:338-355.
1990 Crane, P.R., S.R. Manchester, and D.L. Dilcher. A preliminary survey of fossil leaves and well-preserved reproductive structures from the Sentinel Butte Formation (Paleocene) near Almont, North Dakota. Fieldiana Geology New Series No. 20. pp, 1-63.
1990 Dilcher, D.L. and P. Basson. Mid-Cretaceous angiosperm leaves from a new fossil locality in Lebanon. Botanical Gazette.151:538-547.
1990 C.R. Hill and D.L. Dilcher. Scanning electron microscopy of the internal ultrastructure of plant cuticle. In: D. Claugher, (Ed.), Scanning electron microscopy in taxonomy and functional morphology, pp. 95-124, Clarendon Press, Oxford.
1990 Dilcher, D.L. Eocene Lake Messel, edited by J.L. Franzen and W. Michaelis. Geochimica et Cosmochimica 54:2901-2902.
1990 McKnight, C.L., S.A. Graham, A.R. Carroll, Q. Gan, D.L. Dilcher, M. Zhao, Y.H. Liang. Fluvial sedimentology of an Upper Jurassic petrified forest assemblage, Shishu Formation, Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, China. Paleogeogr., Paleoclimatol., Paleoecol. 79:1-9.
1990 Herendeen, P.S. and D.L. Dilcher. Fossil mimisoid legumes from the Eocene and Oligocene of southeastern North America. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 62:339-361.
1990 Herendeen, P.S. and D.L. Dilcher. Diplotropis (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae) from the Middle Eocene of southeastern North America. Systematic Botany 15: pp. 526-533.
1990 Upchurch, G.R. and D.L. Dilcher. Cenomanian angiosperm leaf megafossils from the Rose Creek locality of the Dakota Formation, Southeastern Nebraska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1915, pages 1-55, plates 1-31.
1990 Herendeen, P.S. and D.L. Dilcher. Reproductive and vegetative evidence for the occurrence of Crudia (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) in the Eocene of Southeastern North America. Botanical Gazette 151:402-413.
1991 Herendeen, P. S. and D.L. Dilcher. Caesalpinia subgenus Mezoneuron (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae) from the Tertiary of North America. American Journal of Botany 78:1-12.
1991 Manchester, S.R., P.R. Crane and D.L. Dilcher. Nordenskioldia and Trochodendron (Trochodendraceae) From the Miocene of Northwestern North America. Bot. Gaz. 152:357-368.
1991 Schwarzwalder, R. and D.L. Dilcher. Systematic Placement of Platanaceae in the Hamamelidae. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 962-969.
1991 Crane, P.R., S.R. Manchester and D.L. Dilcher. Reproductive and Vegetative Structure of Nordenskioldia (Trochodendraceae), A Vesselless Dicotyledon From the Early Tertiary of the Northern Hemisphere. American Journal of Botany 78:1311-1334.
1992 Call,V.B. and D.L. Dilcher. Investigations of Angiosperms from the Eocene of southeastern North America: Samaras of Fraxinus wiilcoxiana Berry. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 74:249-266.
1992 Dilcher, D.L., P.S. Herendeen and F. Hueber. Fossil Acacia flowers with attached anther glands from Dominican Republic amber. In : P.S. Herendeen and D.L. Dilcher (Eds.), Advances in Legume Systematics, Part 4. The Fossil Record, pp. 33-42.
1992 Dilcher, D.L., R.K. Kar and M.E. Dettmann. The Functional Biology of Devonian Spores with Bifurcate Processes-- a Hypothesis. In:: B.S. Venkatachala, D.L. Dilcher and H.K. Maheshwari (Eds.), Essays in Evolutionary Plant Biology, The Palaeobotanist 41:67-74.
1992 Grote, P.J. and D.L. Dilcher. Fruits and Seeds of Tribe Gordonieae (Theaceae) From the Eocene of North America. American Journal of Botany 79:744-753.
1992 Meitang, M., D.L. Dilcher, and Z.H. Wan. A new seed-bearing leaf from the Permian of China. In:: B.S. Venkatachala, D.L. Dilcher and H.K. Maheshwari (Eds.), Essays in Evolutionary Plant Biology, The Palaeobotanist 41:98-109.
1992 Skog, J.E. and D.L. Dilcher. A new species of Marsilea from the Dakota Formation in central Kansas. American Journal of Botany 79:982-988.
1992 Skog,J.E., D.L. Dilcher and F.W. Potter. A new species of Isoetites from the mid-Cretaceous Dakota Group of Kansas and Nebraska. American Fern Journal, 82:151-161.
1992 Dilcher, D.L. Angiosperms, Paleobotany and Evolution. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
1992 Herendeen, P.S., W.L. Crepet and D.L. Dilcher. The Fossil History of The Leguminosae: Phylogenetic and Biogeographic Implications. In: P.S. Herendeen Dilchers (Eds.) Advances in Legume Systematics, Part 4. The Fossil Record, pp.303-316.
1992 Boulter, M.C. and D.L. Dilcher. The Role of Palaeobotany Through the 1990's.International Organisation of Palaeobotany Newsletter 46: 6-7.
1992 Dilcher, D.L. and M.C. Boulter. The Relevance of Paleobotany in the Modern Context. International Organisation of Palaeobotany Newsletter 46: 5-6.
1993 Call, V.B., S.R. Manchester and D.L. Dilcher. Wetherellia Fruits and Associated Fossil Plant Remains From the Paleocene/Eocene Tuscahoma-Hachetigbee Interval, Meridian, Mississippi. Mississippi Geology, 14:10-18.
1993 Burgh, J. Van Der, H. Visscher, D.L. Dilcher and W.M. Kurschner. Paleoatmospheric Signatures in Neogene Fossil Leaves. Science 260: 1788-1790.
1994 Skog, J.E. and D.L. Dilcher. Lower Vascular Plants of the Dakota Formation in Kansas and Nebraska. Rev. Pal. Pal. 80:1-18.
1994 Huang, Q.C. and D.L. Dilcher. Evolutionary and Paleoecological Implications of Fossil Plants From the Lower Cretaceous Cheyenne Sandstone of the Western Interior. Pgs. 129-144, In G.W. Shurr, G.A. Ludvigson and R.H. Hammond, Eds., Perspectives on the Eastern Margin of the Cretaceous Western Interior Basin: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 287.
1994 Call, V.B. and D.L. Dilcher. Parvilequminophyllum coloradensis, a new combination for Mimosites coloradensis Knowlton, Green River Formation of Utah and Colorado. Rev. Pal. Pal. 80:305-310.
1994 Labandeira, C.C., D.L. Dilcher, D.R. Davis, and D.L. Wagner. Ninety-seven million years of angiosperm-insect association: Paleobiological insights into the meaning of coevolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 91: 12278-12282.
1995 Call, V.B. and D.L. Dilcher. Fossil Ptelea samaras (Rutaceae) in North America. American Journal of Botany 82: 1069-1073.
1995 Dilcher, D.L. Plant Reproductive Strategies: Using the Fossil Record to Unravel Current Issues in Plant Reproduction. In P.C. Hoch and A.G. Stephenson, eds., Experimental and Molecular Approaches to Plant Biosystematics, Monographs in Systematic Botany 53: 187-198.
1995 Graham, A. and D.L. Dilcher. The Cenozoic Record of the Tropical Dry Forest in Northern Latin America and the Southern United States. In S.H. Bullock, H.A. Mooney and E. Medina, eds., Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests. pgs 124-145. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
1995 Dilcher, D.L. Book review: Messel: An Insight into the History of life and the Earth, edited by Stephan Schaal and Willi Ziegler. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 328p. Rev. Pal. Pal. 89:487-489.
1995 Mei, M., Q.C. Huang, M. Du and D.L. Dilcher. The Xu-Huai-Yu Subprovince of the Cathaysian Floral Province. Rev. Pal. Pal. 90:63-77.
1996 Visscher, H., H. Brinkhuis, D.L. Dilcher, W.C. Elsik, Y. Eshet, C.V. Looy, M.R. Rampino, and A. Traverse. The terminal Paleozoic fungal event: Evidence of terrestrial ecosystem destabilization and collapse. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Vol. 93, no. 5:2155-2158.
1996 Mei, M., Q.C. Huang, M. Du and D.L. Dilcher. The Xu-Huai-Yu Subprovince of the Cathaysian Floral Province. Rev. Pal. Pal. 90:63-77.
1996 Kurschner,W.M., J. Burgh, H. Visscher and D.L. Dilcher. Oak leaves as biosensors of late Neogene and early Pleistocene paleoatmospheric CO2 concentrations. Marine Micropaleontology 27:299-312.
1996 Poort, R. J., H. Visscher, and D.L. Dilcher. Zoidogamy in fossil gymnosperms: The ceneneary of a concept, with special references to prepollen of late Paleoxoic conifers. PNAS USA, 93:11713-11717.
1996 Dilcher, D.L. La importanicia del origen de las angiospermas y como formaron el mundo alrededor de ellas. In: Copnferendias VI Congreso Latinoamericano De Botanica, Mar Del Plata – Argentian 1994. Pp. 29-48.
1996 Sun Ge and Dilcher D.L. Early angiosperm from lower Cretaceous of Jixi, China and their significance for study of the earliest angiosperms in the world. Paleobotanist 45:393-399.
1997 Sun Ge and D.L Dilcher. Discovery of the oldest known angiosperm inflorescence in the world from lower Cretaceous of Jixi, China. Acta Palaeontoloticca Sinica, 36:135-142.
1997 Manchester, S. R. and D. L. Dilcher. Reproductive and vegetative morphology of Polyptera (Juglandaceae) from the Paleocene of Wyoming and Montana. American Journal of Botany 84: 649-663.
1997 Call, V. B. and D. L. Dilcher. The fossil record of Eucommia (Eucommiaceae) in North America. American Journal Of Botany 84: 798-814.
1998 Dilcher, D.L., Mei, M. and Melic D. A new winged seed from the Permian of China. Review of Paleobotanya and Palynology 98: 247-256.
1998 Dilcher, D.L., Mehotra, R. C. and Awasthi, N. A Palaeocene Mangifera-like leaf fossil from India. Phytomorphology 48-91-100.
1998 Manchester, S. R., Dilcher, D. L. and Wing, S.L. Attached leaves and fruits of mytaceous affinity from the Middle Eocene of Colorado. Review of Paleobotany and Palynology 102: 153-163.
1998 Graham, A. and Dilcher, D. L.. Studies in Neotropical paleobotany. XII. A palynoflora from the Pliocene Rio Banao Formation of Costa Rica and the Neogene vegetation of Mesoamerica. American Journal of Botany. 85: 1426-1438.
1998 Lott, T.A., S.R. Manchester and D.L. Dilcher. A unique and complete Polemoniaceous plant from the middle Eocene of Utah, USA. Rev. Pal. Pal. 104:39-49.
1998 Sun Ge, D.L. Dilcher, S. Zheng and Z. Zhou. In search of the first flower: A Jurassic angiosperm, Archaefructus from N.E. China. Science 282: 1692-1695.
1998 Wiemann, M.C., S.R. Manchester, D.L. Dilcher, L.F. Hinojosa and E.A. Wheeler. Estimation of temperature and precipitation from morphological characters of dicotyledoneous leaves. American Journal of Botany, 85:1796-1802.
1998 Krassilov, V.A., D.L. Dilcher and J.G. Douglas. New ephedroid plant from the Lower Cretaceous Koonwarra Fossil Bed, Victoria, Australia. Alcheringa 22:123-133.
1999 Dilcher, D.L. Beauty and the Bees. Natural History 108:6.
1999 Wagner, F., S.J.P. Bohncke, D.L. Dilcher, W.M. Kurschener, B. van Gell, and H. Visscher. Century Scale shifts in Early Holocene atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Science284:1971-1973.
1999 Looy, C.V., W.A. Brugman, D.L. Dilcher and H. Visscher. The delayed resurgence of equatorial forests after the Permian-Triassic crisis. Procedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 96: 13857-13862.
1999 Wagener, F., W.M Kurchner, H. Visscher, S.J.P. Bohnche, D.L. Dilcher and B. van Geel. Technical Comments: Early Holocene atmospheric CO2 concentrations, response. Science, 286:1815a.
1999 Dilcher, D.L. Review: Fossil Floras of China through the Geologica Ages (English Edition). Xingxue Li (ed.) 1995. Guangdong Science and Technology Press. Guangzhou, China. Phytomorphology 49: 477-478.
2000 Dilcher, D.L. Toward a new synthesis: Major evolutionary trends in the angiosperm fossil record. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97:7030-7036.
2000 Dilcher, D.L. Geological history of the vegetation in Southeast United States. In: Lipscomb, B.J. and R. Sander (eds), Floristics in the New Millennium: Proceedings of the Flora of the Southeast US Symposium Sida. Bot. Misc. 18:1-21.
2000 Jaramillo, C.A. and Dilcher, D.L. Microfloral diversity patterns of the late Paleocene-Eocene interval in Colombia, northern South America. Geology 28: 815-818.
2000 Dilcher, D.L. Toward a new synthesis: Major evolutionary trends in the Angiosperm fossil record. In: Variation and Evolution in Plants and Microorganisms: toward a new synthesis 50 years after Stebbins. F.J. Ayala, W.M. Fitch, and M.T. Clegg (eds.). National Academy Press, Washington D.D. Pgs. 255-270.
2000 Barreto, A.M.F., Berardes-de-Oliveira, M.E.C., Dilcher, D.L., Mandarim-de-Lacerda, A.F. and Viana M.S.S. Early Cretaceous monocarpelar fruit of the Crato Member, Santana Formation, Araripe Basin, Northeastern Brazil. Geociencias V:121-124.
2001 Dilcher, D.L. A geology gem. Review: Geology at Indiana University, 1840-2000. N.G. Lane (ed.) 2000. Indiana University, Bloomington. Indiana Alumni Magazine, January/February 2001. Pg. 9.
2001 Kvacek, Jiri and Dilcher, D.L. Comparison of Cenomanian floras from western interior North America and Central Europe. Acta Universitatis Carolinae- Geologica 44:17-38.
2001 Kurschner, W.M., F. Wagner, D.L. Dilcher and H. Visscher. Using fossil leaves for the reconstruction of Cenozoic paleoatmospheric CO2 concentrations. In: L.C. Gerhard, W.E. Harrison and B.M. Hanson (eds.), Geological Perspectives of climate change, p. 169-189. AAPG Studies in Geology #47, American Association of Petroleum Geologist, Tulsa.
2001 Jaramillo, C.A. and D.L. Dilcher, Middle Paleogene palynology of Central Colombia, South America: A study of pollen and spores from tropical latitudes. Palaeontographica Abt. B. 258:87-213.
2001 Looy, C.V., R.J. Twitchett, D.L. Dilcher, J.H.A. van Konijnenburg-Van Cittert and H. Visscher. Life in the end-Permian dead zone. PNAS USA, 98(14):7879-7883.
2001 Wiemann, M.C., D.L. Dilcher and S.R. Manchester. Estimation of mean annual temperature from leaf and wood physiognomy. Forest Science 47(2):141-149.
2001 Dilcher, D.L. Paleobotany: some aspects of non-flowering and flowering plant evolution. Taxon 50:697-711.
2001 Dilcher, D.L. A new synthesis for angiosperm phylogeny. The advanced study of prehistory life and geology of Junggar Basin, Xingjing, China. Proceedings of the Sino-German symposium on prehistory life and geology of Junggar Basin, Xinjing, Urumqi 2001:65-75.
2002 Dilcher, D.L. Fresh approach to the study of fossil plants: a review of Evolution of Plants. Trends in Plant Science 7:326.
2002 Kar, R.K. and D.L. Dilcher. An argument for the origin of heterospory in aquatic environments. Palaeobotanist 51:1-11.
2002 Sun, Ge, M. Akhmetiev, Z.M. Dong, A.R. Ashraf, Y.W. Sun, E. Bugdaeva, D.L. Dilcher, L. Golovneva, I. Harding, K. Johnson, T. Kezina, T. Kodrul, J.S. Lu, V. Markevich, H. Nishida, H. Okada, S.O. Park, C.L. Sun, X Z. Xiong, Y.L. Xing and Z.L. Zhou. In search of the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in Heilongjiang River area of China. Journal of Geoscientific Research in Northeast Asia 5:105-113.
2002 Sun, Ge and D.L. Dilcher. [Review of] Early Angiosperms from the Lower Cretaceous of Jixi, eastern Heilongjiang, China. Palaeobotany and Palynology 121:91-112.
2002 Sun, Ge, Q. Ji, D.L. Dilcher, S. Zheng, K.C. Nixon and X. Wang. Archaefructaceae, a new basal angiosperm family. Science 296:899-904.
2002 Sun, Ge, Z. Shaolin, S. Chunlin, S. Yuewu, D.L. Dilcher and M. Yuvan. Androecium of Archaefructus, the Late Jurassic angiosperms from Western Liaoning, China. Journal of Geoscientific Research in Northeast Asia 5:1-6.
2002 Wang, Q., S.G. Hao, D.M. Wang and D.L. Dilcher.. An anatomically preserved aborescent Lycopsid, Sublepidodendron songziensei (Sublepidodendraceae), from the Late Devonian of Hubei, China. American Journal of Botany 89:1468-1477.
2003 Sun, B., D.L. Dilcher, D.J. Beerling, C. Zhang, D. Yan and E. Kowalski. Variation in Ginkgo biloba L. leaf characters across a climatic gradient in China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 100:7141-7146.
2003 Dilcher, D.L. and C. R. Hill. A heterophyllous fern from the Lower Cretaceous of northern Spain. Cour. Forsch.-Inst. Senckenberg 241:111-117.
2003 Barclay, R.S., K.R. Johnson, W.J. Betterton and D.L. Dilcher. Stratigraphy and megaflora of a K-T boundary section in the eastern Denver Basin, Colorado. Rocky Mountain Geology 38:45-71.
2003 Dilcher, D. L. and Y. Wang. [Review of] Rise of the Dragon: Readings from Nature of the Chinese Fossil Record. Journal of Paleontology 77:200.
2003 Kowalski, E.A. and D.L. Dilcher.. Warmer paleotemperatures for terrestrial ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 100:167-170.
2003 Moore, B.R., D.L. Dilcher and M.A. Gibson.. Paleoenvironment, depositional setting, and plant fossil diversity found in the Claiborne Formation (Middle Eocene) clay deposits of western Tennessee. pp. 187-198 in Field Trip Guidebook, Joint Meeting South-central and Southeastern Sections, Geological Society of America. State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Geology, Nashville, Tennessee

Numerous Published Abstracts of Papers Presented at Professional Meetings:

Served on the Following Committees at Indiana University:

Curriculum Committee-Division of Biological Sciences
Equipment Committee--Division of Biological Sciences
Undergraduate Education Policy Committee--Division of Biological Sciences
Committee on Graduate Education--Department of Plant Sciences
Graduate Admissions Committee-Department of Plant Sciences
Introductory Biology Course Committee--Division of Biological Sciences
Search Committees for new faculty--Department of Plant Sciences and Division of Biological Sciences
University Experimental Curriculum Committee--College of Arts and Sciences Science
Advisory Committee--Indiana University
Faculty Fellowships--Indiana University
Degree Requirement Committee--College of Arts and Sciences, 3 years, responsible for writing the entire Arts and Sciences degree requirements
Search and Screen Committee for chairman of the new Department of Biology -- Arts and Sciences (1976)
Bloomington Faculty Council, Bloomington Faculty Council Nomination Committee
Overseas Conference Fund Committee
Bloomington Campus Planning Committee
Research and Graduate Development (and subcommittee Chairman for the Research Incentive Program)
Graduate School Fellowships Committee
Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology Program (also, the Plant Science Program) Search ] for new chairman, Biology Department (1979)
Capital Priorities Committee (1979-80)
Research ranks review committee, Dean of Faculties office (1981 )
Promotions and Tenure Committee, Biology Department (1981-82)
Campus Remodeling and Space Committee (1979-80)
Arts and Sciences Nominating Committee
Chairman's Advisory Committee (1983-86)
University Arboretum Planning Committee (1982-84; Latin American Exchange Committee (1987-)
East Asian Exchange Committee (1987-)
Arts and Sciences Nominating Committee
Chairman's Advisory Committee (1983-86)
University Arboretum Planning Committee (1982-84)
Latin American Exchange Committee (1987-)
East Asian Exchange Committee (1987-)
Participated at Indiana University in Various Programs:

Professional Activities:

Chairman, 1974, Paleobotanical Section of the Botanical Society of America
Secretary-Treasurer, 1975-77, Paleobot. Sect. of the Botanical Society of America
North American Representative, 1975-81, International Organization of Paleobotany (IOP)1976
Representative of the Paleobotanical Section of the Botanical Society of America for planning the North American Paleontological Convention 11 and 111, 1977
National Science Foundation, Panel member for Systematic Biology Program, 1977-79
President, 1977-80, International Association of Angiosperm Paleobotany
Geological Society of America Committee on Collections and Collecting, 1978-79
Representative to A.J.B., Editorial Board, 1978-79, Paleobotanical Section of the Botanical Society of America
Conservation Committee of the Botanical Society of America, 1978-81 (Chairman of this committee, 1981 and 1982)
Botanical Society of America Committee to study the future of the Plant Science Bulletin,1979
Member of Special Advisory Committee of Botanical Society of America, 1982
National Science Foundation, panel member for selecting NATO postdoctoral fellows,1982
Program Director (elected Position) of the Botanical Society of America, 1982-84
Executive Board, Botanical Society of America, 1982-84,1985-
President-Elect, Sigma Xi, Indiana Chapter, 1984-85
Chairman, Membership Committee of Sigma Xi, Indiana Chapter, 1984-85
Secretary of the Botanical Society of America (elected position), 1985-88
President, Sigma Xi, Indiana Chapter, 1985-86
Vice-President, International Organization of Paleobotany, 1987-90
Panelist, NSF Graduate Fellowship Program Competition, 1987-88
President-elect, Botanical Society of America, 1988-89
President, Botanical Society of America, 1989-90
Past President, Botanical Society of America, 1990-1991
Executive Board Member, Marine Continuum Foundation, 1992-

Editorial Positions held:

Member of Editorial Board, Botanical Society of America, 1981
Elected to the Editorial Board of American Journal of Botany, 1981-
Member of Editorial Board, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 1985
Member of Editorial Board, Evolutionary Trends in Plants, 1986
Member, Columbia University Press Advisory Committee for Paleontology, 1990

Special Recognition:

Published research photograph selected for special exhibit entitled "Art in Science" shown at Univ. of California Berkeley (1965) and Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York (1964). Also used by Gyorgy Kepes, painter and professor of visual design at MIT.
Science year Book 1976, page 253, our paper published in Science 1974 on ancient flower types was cited as one of the most outstanding advances of Botany in 1974.
1963-64, Cullman University Fellowship, Yale University
1964-65, National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Senckenberg Museum, Germany
1972-73, Guggenheim Fellowship
1977, Audubon Award for environmental work
1980, Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, Adelaide University
1981, Elected Fellow of the Indiana Academy of Science
1982, Elected Fellow of the Linnean Society of London
1986, Selected as a Visiting Scholar by The Committee on Scholarly Exchange to The People's Republic of China, National Academy of Science
1987-88, Guggenheim Fellow
1987- Listed in various Who's Who
1987-88, Sonneborn Award, Indiana University for combining both Distinguished Teaching and Research
1989, Elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences
1990, Named Corresponding Member of the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History, Frankfurt, Germany

Courses Initiated and taught (in addition to those listed above):

L203 Evolution and Diversity of Life (70-120 students a semester)
L550 Approaches to College Teaching
B535 Special Topics in Evolution and Paleobotany
B424 Paleobotany Laboratory
B415 Phytogeography
B525 Paleobotany and Phytogeography Seminar
J359 Studies of the Human Environment
L433 Tropical Biology
L111 Evolution and Diversity, Introductory Biology (250-300 students each semester)
B433 Tropical Biology

Courses Taught:

B101 Introductory Botany (200-350 students a semester)
L100 Introductory Biology (300-350 students a semester)
B423 Paleobotany (22-35 students a semester)

Ph.D. Dissertations Completed Under My Direction:

1972 A Study of the Myricaceae from Eocene sediments of southeastern north America, by Mary Sheffy. The complete manuscript of this dissertation was published in Palaeontographica Abt. B, 146:88-153, 1974. (Ph.D. Botany)
1974 Studies in the Apocynaceae, Part 1: an established analysis of Apocynophylum mississippiensis, by Gary F. Dolph. The complete manuscript of this dissertation was published in Palaeontographica Abt. B, 1 51 :1 -51 ,1 975. (Ph.D. Botany)
1975 Investigations of angiosperms from the Eocene of southeastern North America: pollen assemblages from Miller pit, Henry County, Tennessee, by Frank W. Potter, Jr. The complete manuscript of this dissertation was published in Palaeontographica Abt. B, 157:44-96, 1976. (Ph.D. Biology)
1979 The Paleobotany and Paleoecology of the unnamed shale overlying the Danville Coal member (Vll) in Sullivan County, Indiana, by Raymond N. Pfeiffer. (Ph.D. Geology)
1981 Epidermal studies in the Annonaceae and related families, by John L. Roth Jr.(Ph.D. Biology)
1981 Fossil history of the Juglandaceae, by Steven R. Manchester. (Ph.D. Biology)
1987 Manchester, S.R. Fossil history of the Juglandaceae. Ann. Mo. Bot. Gd. Monographs.1-137.
1984 Leaf architectural and cuticular analysis of extant Fagaceae and "Fagaceous" leaves from the Paleocene of southeastern North America, by Jay Jones, pp. 1-328. (Ph.D. Biology)
1988 Jones, J.H. and D.L. Dilcher. A study of the "Dryophyllum" leaf forms from the Paleocene of southeastern North America. Palaeontographica, Bd. B 208:53-80.
1986 Systematics and early evolution of the Platanaceae, by Robert N. Schwarzwalder, pp. 1-198. (Ph.D. Biology)
1987 Dispersed plant remains from the Cenomanian of Kansas: systematic and paleoecologic approaches, by Warren L. Kovach (Ph. D. Biology).
1988 Kovach, W.L. and D.L. Dilcher. Megaspores and other dispersed plant remains from the Dakota Formation (Cenomanian) of Kansas. Palynology 12:89-119.
1989 Selected fruits and seeds from the Middle Eocene Claiborne Formation of southeastern North America, by Paul J. Grote pp. 1-233. (Ph. D. Biology)
1990 Fossil History of the Leguminosae from the southeastern North America, by Patrick S, Herendeen pp. 1- 282. (Ph. D. Biology)
2002 Angiosperm leaf megafossil from the Dakota Formation (Cenomanian, Cretaceous), Western Interior, USA by Hongshan Wang pp. 1-399. (Ph. D. in Geology)

Two Ph.D. students are currently working under my direction.

M.S. Thesis Completed Under My Direction:

1980 Fossil mimosoid leaflets from the Middle Eocene (Claiborne Formation), Graves County, Kentucky, by Paula Weiss. (M.S. Geology)
1982 An assessment of the correlation between miospore and depositional environments of the Dakota Formation (Cretaceous), north-central Kansas and adjacent Nebraska, by Martin B. Farley. (M.S. Geology)
1983 Taxonomic considerations in the Nyssaceae with emphasis on Nyssa, by William D. Macklin. (M.A. Biology)
1989 The Cheyenne Sandstone and Cheyenne Flora of the Upper Lower Cretaceous (Albian) from southwestern Kansas, by Qiangsheng C. Huang (M.S. Geology).
1989 General geology and floristic survey of the Warman Clay Pit, Weakley County, Tennessee by Zhenbo Sun (M.S. Geology).

Masters Degree Students in Biology:

Julie Van Horn; Charles D. Beeker; Paul Irwin; Neil Lambert; William Macklin

Postdoctoral Fellows Who Have Been Associated With My Research Laboratory:

William L. Crepet, 1973-75; Gregory Retallack, 1978-81; James Basinger, 1979-80; Peter Crane, 1981-82; Michael Zavada, 1982-84; Garland Upchurch, 1983-84; Steven Manchester 1981- 1990 (Curator of I.U. Fossil Plant Collection); Karl Longstreth 1978-81 (Curator of I.U. Fossil Plant Collection); Elizabeth Kowalski 2000-2001; Hongshan Wang 2002-2003.