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Upper Quiver Lake, a backwater of the Illinois River, near Havana, IL.

Picture of Upper Quiver Lake, a backwater of the Illinois River, near Havana, IL taken during the summer of 2012

Illinois River Biological Station

The Illinois Natural History Survey's Illinois River Biological Station is one of six stations of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP), funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and administered by the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Onalaska, Wisconsin.  Staff here also coordinate the Long Term Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio, and Wabash Rivers Fish Population Monitoring Program (LTEF), fish and vegetation monitoring and research at the Emiquon Preserve, and zooplankton research project concerning effects of invasive species (Asian carp) on native ecosystems.  

The Illinois River Biological Station (IRBS) is supported by the Division of Ecology and Conservation Sciences, Illinois Natural History Survey; Illinois Department of Natural Resources; U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through the Upper Mississippi River Restoration-Environmental Management Program (UMRR-EMP); and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through Sport Fish & Wildlife Restoration grants.

IRBS staff also coordinate and undertake various other research programs focusing on large river ecosystems

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Illinois River Biological Station staff based in Havana, December 2015.  Pictured in front, left to right:  Allison Anderson, Rich Pendleton, Jason DeBoer, Katie Bradshaw, April Burgett, Collin Hinz, and Doyn Kellerhals.  Pictured in back, left to right:  Daniel Gibson-Reinemer, Andrea Fritts, Andy Casper, Levi Solomon, Mark and Clare Fritts, and TD Vanmiddlesworth. 

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Illinois River Biological Station staff, Silver Springs State Park, Yorkville, IL.  Pictured left to right: Rebekah Haun, Ryan Young, Andy Casper, Clint Morgeson, and Jason Deboer.  Rebekah, Ryan, and Clint and based at Silver Springs while Jason serves as Team Leader and Andy serves as Principle Investigator.  Andy and Jason are based in Havana. 


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Illinois River Biological Station technicians and interns, Summer 2016.  Pictured in front, left to right:  Ryan Ward and Dakota Kobler.  Pictured in back, left to right: Jacob Huey, Liz Dix Jacob McQuaid, Andrew Stapfer, Mason Tennell, and Brian Zalay (graduate student).  Not picture are Megan Hoff and Hunter Smith.

Illinois River Biological Station

Illinois Natural History Survey

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Champaign, IL 61820

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