Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Bailey, Steve    847-217-5975    sdbailey@inhs.illinois.edu
  Topics:  Critical Trends Assessment Project (CTAP); statewide bird distribution trends in Illinois bird populations; effects of fragmentation and cowbird parasitism on Illinois birds; natural history of owls; general natural history programs including a variety of flora and fauna.
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
6th - 12th Grade
Teachers
 
 
Beveroth, Tara    217-265-7303    beveroth@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Avian Ecology, Avian Monitoring, Field Techniques, Bird Banding
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
Teachers
 
 
Charlebois, Pat    847-242-6441    charlebo@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Great Lakes exotic species; zebra mussel; round gobies; exotic zooplankton; dispersal barrier for the Chicago waterways
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Claussen, Julie    217-244-1516    juliec@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Fish, Pond Life, aquatic ecosystems, conservation issues
  Audiences:  Kindergarten - 5th Grade 6th - 12th Grade
Teachers
 
 
Cummings, Kevin    217-333-1623    ksc@inhs.illinois.edu
  Topics:  Freshwater mussels; aquatic biodiversity, African and South American mussels.
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
DeWalt, R. Edward    217-649-7414    dewalt@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Conservation of Aquatic Insects, Aquatic Insects of Illinois, Biological Quality of Streams
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Ellis, James    217-244-5695    jamese@inhs.illinois.edu
  Topics:  botany, prairie ecology, ecological restoration, natural lands management, gardening with native plants
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
6th - 12th Grade
 
 
Freedman, Jonathan    217-728-4851    freedjon@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Fish, fisheries, aquatic communities, invasive species, Asian carp.
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Hagy, Heath    309-543-3950    hhagy@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Waterfowl and Wetlands
  Audiences:  Community Groups College Level Students
 
 
Hofmann, Joyce       jhofmann@inhs.illinois.edu
  Topics:  Illinois' small mammals; bats; threatened and endangered mammals
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
 
 
Hoover, Jeff    217-244-2922    j-hoover@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Conservation of birds Avian Ecology Habitat Restoration for birds Behavioral Ecology of birds
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
College Level Students
 
 
Jeffords, Mike    217-244-9417    jeffords@illinois.edu
  Topics:  The natural history of Illinois; insects of Illinois; wildflowers of Illinois; nature photography; natural areas of Illinois; biodiversity; other topics
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
 
 
McIntyre, Susan    217-300-2178    sdmcinty@illinois.edu
  Topics:  wetlands, woodlands, vernal pools, ecological diversity, water quality, mammals, studying nature, human impacts/"walking softly"
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Mengelkoch, Jean    217-265-7885    jmengel@inhs.illinois.edu
  Topics:  Bats, Threatened and Endangered Mammals, Mammals of Illinois
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Merritt, Joseph    217-265-7301    jmerritt@illinois.edu
  Topics:  mammals of illinois
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Miller, Andrew    217-244-0439    amiller@inhs.illinois.edu
  Topics:  Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of Illinois DNA Barcoding of Fungi
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Mui, Jen    217-333-5986    jmu@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Biodiversity
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Nieset, Julie    217-300-2472    jenieset@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Wetland ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, ecological restoration.
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Phillips, Chris    217-244-7077    chrisp@inhs.illinois.edu
  Topics:  Amphibians & reptiles of Illinois; declining amphibian crisis; effects of historical climate change on amphibians and reptiles; Ecology and Life History of the eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus); Ecology, behavior, and evolution of pond breeding salamanders.
  Audiences:  College Level Students Teachers
 
 
Robertson, Ken       krrobert@illinois.edu
  Topics:  The Tallgrass Prairie Ecosystem of Illinois; The Rose Family-A Botanical Bonanza; Native Plants of Illinois-A Wealth of Diversity; Native Plants Close-up: The Hidden World of Flowers; Botanical Gardens of North America and Europe; The Basics of Plant Photography; Biodiversity-Some Basic Issues; Inspirations from the Tallgrass Prairie: Ecology, Art, and Literature
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Robinson, Jason    217-300-3556    jrob@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Insects, streams, taxonomy and systematics, ecology, evolution, fly fishing, edible plants and mushrooms
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Shasteen, Diane    618-995-2411    Diane.Shasteen@illinois.gov
  Topics:  aquatic ecosystems, water quality, mussel communities, willing to speak in Southern Illinois only
  Audiences:  Community Groups Kindergarten - 5th Grade
 
 
Spyreas, Greg    217 300-4023    spyreas@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Biodiversity; Illinois Natural Areas; Pre-settlement Midwestern Vegetation; Non-native plants; Topics in Plant Community Ecology; Restoration Ecology; Fire Ecology
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Stein, Jeffrey    217-244-1516    jastein@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Freshwater fisheries ecology
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
College Level Students
 
 
Taft, John    217-244-5046    taft@inhs.illinois.edu
  Topics:  Vegetation ecology (esp. prairies, savannas/barrens, woodlands, flatwoods, peatlands); fire effects in woodlands and barrens; restoration ecology (including use of indicator species as measures of ecological integrity); threatened and endangered plants; orchids of Illinois; unique natural areas of Illinois; grasslands of Kyrgyzstan (Central Asia). Vegetation of Fynbos region in South Africa.
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Taylor, Steven    217-244-1122    sjtaylor@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Caves; cave biology; conservation & management of karst
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups College Level Students
 
 
Tiemann, Jeremy    217-244-4594    jtiemann@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Freshwater mollusks and fishes
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Voegtlin, Dave    217-244-2152    dvoegtli@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Aphids; aphids and native plants; natural biological control.
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Wetzel, Mark    217-244-2108    mjwetzel@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Annelida, oligochaetous Clitellata ('Oligochaeta'), aquatic and terrestrial oligochaete worms, leeches, other aquatic invertebrates, springs, map and compass use.
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Wiesbrook, Scott    217-265-0368    swiesbro@illinois.edu
  Topics:  Soils of Illinois, hydric soils, wetlands, wetland delineation, wetland restoration
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups Community Groups
6th - 12th Grade
College Level Students
Teachers
 
 
Wilm, Brian    217-244-2176    bwilm@inhs.illinois.edu
  Topics:  Wetlands; habitat restoration; wetland wildlife.
  Audiences:  Conservation Groups 6th - 12th Grade
Teachers


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