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 Biology
Present Director of the Friesner Herbarium, Butler University

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Plant ecology

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

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