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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  • Annetti, Kendall L.; Rivera, Nelda A.; Andrews, John E.; Mateus-Pinilla, Nohra E. (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 ...


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  • Rivera, Nelda A.; Novakofski, Jan E.; Weng, Hsin-Yi; Kelly, Amy; Satterthwaite-Phillips, Damian; Ruiz, Marilyn O.; Mateus-Pinilla, Nohra E.. (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 ...


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  • Carpenter, Samantha K.; Mateus-Pinilla, Nohra E.; Singh, Kuldeep; Lehner, Andreas; Satterthwaite-Phillips, Damian; Bluett, Robert D.; Rivera, Nelda A.; Novakofski, Jan E. (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 ...


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  • Kleen, Vernon M.; Cordle, Liane; Montgomery, Robert A. (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 ...


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  • Roat, Katie E.; Anderson, Lynn M.; Anderson, Lynn L. (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 ...


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