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 bibliography of work that PRI staff have published in peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings also is available online.

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.