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About Rebecca W. Dolan

I manage the 100,000 specimen Friesner Herbarium, a collection of pressed and dried plant specimens that serve as a reference for study of the Indiana flora. I am working with a group of botanists throughout the state to computerize our specimen records and to produce an atlas of plant distributions. In addition, I am conducting field and laboratory studies of rare native plants.
I am also involved with a group studying the success of a massive prairie restoration The Nature Conservancy is undertaking in northwestern Indiana. I seek student involvement in database management, herbarium operations, field checks of plant occurrences, and genetic studies using starch gel electrophoresis of isozymes.


Present Faculty Member, Butler University Department of Biological Sciences
Present Director of the Friesner Herbarium, Butler University Frisner Herbarium

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Research Interests

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Indiana Academy of Science, 1999
  • "An Apple for You Award", Butler University Student Goverment Association, 2004

Contact Information

Friesner Herbarium
Butler University
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Indiana Plant Atlas (1)

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