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
(2007-11-19)Marc Miller - Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Lt. Governor Pat Quinn
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(Illinois State Archaeological Survye, 2016)
(2007-12-07)Nicole Kamins - Chicago Dept. of Environment.
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(2008-02-08)Susan Kieffer - Center for Advanced Studies, Professor of Geology and Physics. Large-scale natural disasters--such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and floods--have occurred intermittently throughout geologic ...
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(Illinois Natural History Survey, 2020-09-14)We will investigate the ecology, distribution, and abundance of waterfowl and other wetland-associated birds in relation to habitat characteristics along and nearby the Illinois and Mississippi rivers; waterfowl, marsh ...