Welcome to the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois

PRI

provides research, scientific expertise, and objective data that benefit the environment, economy, and people of Illinois and beyond.

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Inter­disciplinary science

PRI scientists conduct basic and applied research that spans disciplines.

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Objective
data

PRI holds more than 60 databases and data clearinghouse programs.

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Publications & reports

PRI work appears in journals, reports, and series publications.

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Research Collections

PRI holds premier geological, biological, and archaeological collections.

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