Prairie Research Institute
The Prairie Research Institute houses five state scientific surveys — Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS). The Institute was established in 2008 as the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Institute's mission is "to provide objective integrated scientific research and service, in cooperation with other academic and research units of the University of Illinois and elsewhere, that allow citizens and decision-makers to make choices that assure sustainable economic development and enduring environmental quality for the people, businesses, and governments of Illinois."
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Publications of the Illinois Coastal Management Program
Detailed assessments of 32 major watersheds in Illinois, conducted through the Critical Trends Assessment Program administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Includes contributions from each of the State ...
Dissertations and Theses by Institute staff or students advised by Institute staff
(Allen Press, 2017-08)Haemosporidian parasites are globally distributed in avian species, and are capable of leading to decreased reproductive success, weakness, and mortality. Bird conservation groups and organizations concerned with the health ...
Metals in obex and retropharyngeal lymph nodes of Illinois white-tailed deer and their variations associated with CWD status. (Taylor and Francis Group, 2015-05-06)Prion proteins (PrPC) are cell membrane glycoproteins that can be found in many cell types, but specially in neurons. Many studies have suggested PrPC‘s participation in metal transport and cellular protection against ...
(Elsevier Inc., 2013-10-10)The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) is a biomonitor for organohalogenated compounds (OHCs) associated with a wide range of deleterious health effects in wildlife and humans. We determined concentrations of ...
(Champaign, Illinois :Illinois Natural History Survey,2004., 2004)Appendix A: County index for sampled atlas blocks ; Appendix B: Summary of atlas data by block ; Appendic C: Summary of atlas data by county ; Appendix D: Summary of atlas data by species ; Appendix E: Summary of breeding ...
The Thompson Lake/Emiquon story : the biology, drainage, and restoration of an Illinois River bottomland lake (Champaign, Ill. :Illinois Natural History Survey,2003., 2003-10)The story of the fate of Thompson Lake is representative of many other bottomland lakes along the Illinois River and other large midwestern floodplains. The Thompson Lake story is unique, however, because of its centuries ...