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Dr. David Winship Taylor



Professor of Sustainability and Regeneration

Life Sciences 314
Phone: (812) 941-2377
dwtaylo2@ius.edu

Biography

Current research in my laboratory has students involved in preparing plant specimens for biogeochemical analysis to test the hypothesis that the geological biomarker oleanane has a flowering plant origin. Students collect and prepare all materials, including GPS on localities. These collections are being used for several analyses of patterns in living plants.  Also I have student researchers looking at the relationships of the Water Lilies (Nymphaeales) using molecular and morphological data.  Finally, I have students working on local sustainability and environmental sciences projects including invasive plants.

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
    • Ph.D. Botany

Professional Interests

Teaching

Application of Project Based Learning (PBL), flipped classroom, and gifted and talented methods to the active learning science classroom. 

Research

Evolution and relationships of angiosperms; Methods of character analysis; Ancestral character states in angiosperms; Use of experimental morphogenetic data to test structural and evolutionary hypotheses; Use of leaf architectural characters to assess the relationships of fossil angiosperms; Paleobiological significance of carbon isotope ratios and geochemistry of plant fossils.  Use of pollen to understand flowering plant – pollinator interactions; The relationships of fossil water lilies and their likely evolution. I have over 40 publications in these areas.

Publications

Books

Campus Events

Greg Koukl: Evil, Suffering, and the Goodness of God

Greg Koukl: Evil, Suffering, and the Goodness of God

September 28th, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

CSF Illusionist & Band

CSF Illusionist & Band

September 28th, 2023

6:15 PM - 9:15 PM

2023 School of Business Annual Golf Scramble

2023 School of Business Annual Golf Scramble

September 29th, 2023

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SGA Meeting

SGA Meeting

September 29th, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pizza in the Hut at the Temple

Pizza in the Hut at the Temple

October 1st, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Origami Hour

Origami Hour

October 2nd, 2023

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jewish Student Union Meeting

Jewish Student Union Meeting

October 2nd, 2023

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Employer Table Tuesday - Fedex

Employer Table Tuesday - Fedex

October 3rd, 2023

11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

CSF Tuesday Lunch Bible Study

CSF Tuesday Lunch Bible Study

October 3rd, 2023

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Spectrum Fall 2023 Meetings

Spectrum Fall 2023 Meetings

October 3rd, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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