INHS Paleontologist Sam Heads, Jared Thomas, and Yinan Wang found a new pygmy locust embedded in amber. In a paper released today, the species was described and named Electrotettix attenboroughi, in honor of Sir David Attenborough. Watch a video about their research, narrated by Attenborough
Spatial Ecology of the Smooth Softshell Turtle (Apalone mutica) in the Kaskaskia River of Illinois
Job opportunities available through the Illinois Natural History Survey can be found here- listings are updated as needed... Read more
INHS researchers collaborate to devise a method to detect deadly fungus in endangered snake populations.Read More -- Watch a video
Aerial inventories of waterfowl abundance, species composition, and distribution have been conducted throughout Illinois during fall, winter, and spring migrations since 1948.
New Illinois Campaign Highlights Importance of Invasive Species Prevention
Though most people have never heard them, Collembola (a.k.a. springtails), are the second most abundant arthropods on the planet. Read more
A multidisciplinary research team led by the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) is studying White Nose Syndrome... Read more
To provide for research on disease vectors associated with used and waste tires, and the diseases they spread... Read More
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