Prairie Research Institute

Publications, Reports & Data


PRI’s scientists and staff produce scholarly work that is relevant, rigorous, reliable, and accessible to diverse audiences.

Publications and Reports

Reports and other publications produced by PRI and its five surveys are available in the University’s IDEALS repository.

A page that collects PRI’s most recent publications is also available online. It’s part of a larger library guide for finding PRI publications that may not be available online.

Our Illinois Experts pages also feature our most recent publications:

Some publications of the Natural History Survey and Geological Survey are available for purchase in our online shop.


PRI holds more than 60 databases and data clearinghouse programs, including the Illinois drought database, state oil and gas resources, and lidar elevation maps.