Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon receives national science grant

The University of Illinois Springfield’s Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon has been awarded a $23,280 grant from the National Science Foundation.

The facility was created in 2008 to help monitor and guide the Emiquon floodplain restoration. Researchers have a long-term study of microbial communities going on at Emiquon and the grant will help support their work.

The grant will also allow the field station to strengthen its existing partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the Dickson Mounds Museum, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The grant was featured by the State Journal-Register on August 6, 2012.

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