Browse Special Publications - Illinois Natural History Survey by Title

  • Jeffords, Michael R.; Hodgins, Audrey S. (Champaign, Ill. :Illinois Natural History Survey,[1995], 1995-07)
    The background material for teachers and the student activities that make up Pests Have Enemies Too were designed to help young scientists become aware of what biological control is and how it can be used to help manage ...

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  • Sanderson, Glen C.; Bellrose, Frank C. ([Champaign, Ill.] :Illinois Natural History Survey,[1986], 1986-08)
    Waterfowl die from ingesting lead shotgun pellets deposited on the bottoms of lakes and marshes and in fields. In most instances, they die after ingesting 1 or 2 pellets, their bodies wasting away over a period of several ...

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  • Charlebois, Patrice M.; Marsden, J. Ellen; Goettel, Robin G.; Wolfe, R. Kirby; Jude, David J.; Rudnika, Svetlana ([Urbana, Ill.?] :Jointly published by the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program and the Illinois Natural History Survey,[1997], 1997)
    This document was stimulated by the Round Goby Conference, which was held in Chicago in February 1996. Many of the data presented at the conference were preliminary, and therefore were not incorporated into the text. ...

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  • Baum, Sharon.; Shaffer, Tony D. ([Champaign, Ill.] :Illinois Natural History Survey,[1995], 1995-06)
    This document provides a basic overview of wetlands legislation. The information is meant to be as brief, concise, and unbiased as possible. No attempt was made to provide legal interpretation of the legislation or programs ...

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  • Heske, Edward J. (Champaign, Ill. :Illinois Natural History Survey,2007., 2007-06)
    Healthy, self-sustaining river systems provide important ecological and societal goods and services upon which human life depends (Postel and Richter 2003). Concern over sustaining these services has stimulated major ...

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  • Levin, Geoffrey A.; Suloway, Liane; Plocher, Allen E.; Hutto, Franklin R.; Miner, James J.; Phillips, Christopher A.; Agarwal, Jyotsana; Lin, Yiching (Champaign, IL :Illinois Natural History Survey,©2002., 2002-07)
    This report documents the status and functions of isolated wetlands in Illinois. A combination of existing Geographic Information System (GIS) data and newly collected field data are used to estimate the number and ...

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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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  • Havera, Stephen P. ([Champaign] :Illinois Natural History Survey,1999., 1999-11-30)
    Because of the high quality and abundance of its wetlands and deepwater habitats, Illinois hosted legions of waterfowl and other waterbirds. It is not surprising that a strong and colorful waterfowl tradition emerged in ...

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  • Suloway, Liane B.; Hubbell, Marvin E. (Champaign, Ill. :Illinois Natural History Survey,1994., 1994-07)
    Wetlands once covered more than 8 million acres in Illinois, or 23% of the land (Havera 1985). As a result of human modification of the environment, an estimated 90% of these wetlands have been destroyed (Figure 1). Dramatic ...

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  • Jeffords, Michael R.; Hodgins, Audrey S.; Havera, Stephen P. (Champaign, Ill. :Illinois Natural History Survey,[1992], 1992-09)
    Classroom teachers may elect to integrate these materials into an existing unit of the science curriculum or to create a new wetlands unit. Several of the activities can be incorporated into the language arts or social ...

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