Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

In a state where 99% of the original prairies have been altered or destroyed, prairie restoration is an important field of research.  Our researchers are involved in collaborations with the US Forest Service at Midewin National Tallgrass Praire, the US Fish and Wildlife Service Lost Mound Unit.

Examples of research in prairie restoration

Woody plant invasion of grasslands
Relationships among grassland birds, sand prairie plants and insects
Effects of prescribed burns on sand prairie seed banks
Prairie Seed Banks at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Prairie restoration, carbon sequestration and global change
Underground carbon and seed accumulation - relation to microtopography

Tallgrass Prairie Restoration

Illinois Natural History Survey

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