Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Biology program hosts "Bioblitz" at Emiquon

On September 23, a group of students in biology courses at UIS and Lanphier High School participated in the First Annual Bioblitz at UIS' Emiquon field station along the Illinois River.

Under the direction of faculty and other naturalists, students taking part in the "blitz" collected an assortment of plant and invertebrate specimens that will serve as a baseline for future biodiversity surveys at the site.

The restoration of nearly 7,500 acres of wetland, owned by The Nature Conservancy, is slated to begin this fall and is one of the first river reclamation efforts to be undertaken on such a large scale. Read more>>

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