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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  • (Prairie Research Institute, 2021)
    Less than two years ago, the Medical Entomology Laboratory at the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) launched Illinois’ statewide tick surveillance program in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). ...

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  • Water and Atmospheric Monitoring Program (Illinois State Water Survey, 2020)
    The Illinois Water and Climate Summary (IWCS) is a monthly publication issued by the WARM Program of ISWS on water and atmospheric data collected by several operational data networks during the prior month. The summaries ...

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  • Water and Atmospheric Monitoring Program (Illinois State Water Survey, 2019)
    The Illinois Water and Climate Summary (IWCS) is a monthly publication issued by the WARM Program of ISWS on water and atmospheric data collected by several operational data networks during the prior month. The summaries ...

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  • University of Illinois. Prairie Research Institute. Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Technical Assistance Program (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2021-01)
    With a payback of only 2.5 years, a rooftop solar PV installation proposed for a nut roasting facility in central Illinois puts them on the path to achieving net zero electricity. On-site solar yields cost savings, ...

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  • Cropek, Donald M.; Soucek, David J.; Smith, Thomas S. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, 2008-11)
    Preparation for battlefield conditions requires military training activities using the cover of smokes and obscurants (S&O). S&O release active chemicals into the environment. The need to effectively quantify the emissions ...

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