Darrin Rubino

Professor of Biology


Darrin Rubino


– Research Methods in Biology
Ecology and Evolution
– Plant Taxonomy
– Plant Anatomy and Physiology
– Ecology

Learn more about Dr. Rubino

Darrin Rubino joined the Hanover faculty in 2002. He has been a member of the Indiana Academy of Science since 2002. In addition to serving as the President of the Academy, Darrin served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Academy’s Botany Section on several occasions. He became a Fellow of the Academy in 2013.

Dr. Rubino is a forest ecologist and studies wood decay, vascular plant community composition, non-native plants, and woody debris (dead and down trees). His main research interest is dendrochronology, the study of tree rings. He uses patterns of tree rings to understand the influence of historic human impacts and natural processes on forest structure, function, and composition.


botany, dendrochronology, research methods


B.A., Thiel College
M.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Ohio University


2007, 2012 and 2018, The Arthur and Ilene Baynham Award for Outstanding Teaching

2014, The Daryl R. Karns Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity

2016, The Stanley Totten Award

Dr. Rubino in the laboratory and field