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Illinois State University SBS Field Ecology and Environmental Analysis Core

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Academic Core Facility

We use diversity of natural areas and field stations throughout Illinois and neighboring states for observational and experimental studies. Representative sites are listed below. Some of the field and laboratory equipment is listed.

Representative Research Sites
Banner Marsh
natural marsh along the Illinois river used for research on the physiological ecology of turtles
Mackinaw Study Area
forest area in central Illinois and site of long-term research on the ecology of house wrens (Troglodytes aedon)
Native Prairie Remnants
many prairie preserves representing the history diversity of prairie types are used for observational studies on effects of habitat fragmentation and deer impacts on communities
Many of these remnants are own and managed by the IL DNR. Visit their website for more information
ParkLand Preserves
mostly forest areas where research has focused on ecology of container-dwelling mosquitos and invasive plants
for more about ParkLands preserves visit their website
Reconstructed Prairies
replanted prairies used for more experimental and longer-term studies where some have focused on the ecology of parasitic plants.
Tyson Research Center
Located in Eureka, MO, west of St. Louis, this is the field station of Washington University, St Louis. It is used for experimental studies of ecology of container-dwelling mosquitoes
for more about the Tyson Research Center visit their website
Representative Equipment
Digital Video Equipment
for recording of animal behavior in field and lab studies
A Diversity of Environmental Sensors
for electronic recording temperature, light and other measurements
Li-Cor Li-6400 Portable Photosynthesis System
Lachat Flow Injection Analysis System and Ion Chromatograph
for chemical analysis of soils and water
Ashing and drying ovens

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Illinois State University SBS Field Ecology and Environmental Analysis Core
Normal, IL, 61790 United States

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