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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  • Tiemann, Jeremy S.; Cummings, Kevin S. (Illinois Natural History Survey, 2016-11-14)
    North American native mollusks are among the most imperiled group of organisms in the world, however, not much was known of the mollusk fauna in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. Our objective was to compile ...


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  • Anderson, Dan (2008-05-14)
    Dan Anderson - UIUC Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. For some time now, organic food has been one of the fastest growing segments of the food industry, growing at a rate of about 20% annually for ...


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  • Ruprecht, Terry (2008-05-05)
    Terry Ruprecht - Director of Energy Management, UIUC. Mr. Ruprecht discussed the energy scenario at the Urbana-Champaign campus - how much energy we use, where the energy goes, and efforts underway to better control ...


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  • Blackburn, William (2008-04-28)
    William Blackburn - William Blackburn Consulting, Ltd. Mr. Blackburn has more than 30 years of professional experience on the leading edge of sustainable development (sustainability); environment, health and safety ...


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  • Cawein, Jenni (2008-03-27)
    Jenni Cawein - Manager of Environmental, Health and Safety at Baxter International Inc. More and more companies are talking "green" these days. Is corporate environmental and social responsibility a business imperative? ...


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