Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS)


The mission of the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) is to investigate and document the biological resources of Illinois and other areas, and to acquire and provide natural history information that can be used to promote the common understanding, conservation, and management of these resources.

INHS is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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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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