The INHS rivers research team has received the Prairie Rivers Network Outstanding Public Servant Award for its long-term contributions to our understanding of Illinois rivers.
INHS research on rivers dates back to 1894, when the University of Illinois opened what is now the Forbes Biological Station in Havana, Illinois and selected INHS director Stephen Forbes to oversee it. Under Forbes’ direction, the station became the first biological station in the world to focus on studying rivers.
INHS opened two more river field stations in the early 1990s—the Illinois River Biological Station in Havana and the Great Rivers Field Station in Alton. Researchers from these stations together with INHS researchers housed on the U of I campus continue to grow and strengthen the INHS river research program.
On behalf of the INHS Rivers Team, we thank the Prairie Rivers Network for this honor!
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