Institute For Environmental Studies


Another Great Upper Mississippi River Conference! Many thanks to the 176 attendees who joined us to discuss healthy watersheds and flood-resilient communities at Stoney Creek Inn in Moline, IL.

IES is proud to be a supporter of the student research posters session at the UMRC.  This year, undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students from Augustana College, Western Illinois University, and the University of Iowa presented eleven posters featuring their research   We were also fortunate to have two student authors from Southeastern High School in Augusta, IL.

Ph.D. Student Presents her Findings at the Nachusa Grasslands Research Symposium

Click here to learn more about Michele Rehbein's research on Aedes and Culex mosquito microbiomes at Nachusa Grasslands. 

"Math on the Mississippi" middle school summer science camp

Environmental Science Ph.D. students, faculty, and staff lead a day of environmental inquiry at "Math on the Mississippi" summer camp.

Photos from grades 4 - 6. 

Photos from grades 6 - 8.

Ph.D. Candidate receives funding for research on mosquito microbiomes

Student receives research funding.

Ph.D. Candidate shares his reserach on mosquito populations in west-central Illinois with Illinois Natural History Survey researchers

Jason Hunt seminar December 2017

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Recent Video and Audio

Environmental Science Ph.D. Candidates appear on WQAD to discuss mosquito populations

Click here to see the interview on WQAD.


Ph.D Candidate, Terri Tobias, interviewed by Tri-States Public Radio.

Click here to listen to Terri's interview about scientific communication and public engagement.