Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Great Rivers Field Station Staff


The state of Illinois provides support for 1 full-time position at the GRFS. This investment yields research funds, which support an additional 5.5 full-time positions, several seasonal positions, and graduate students.


John Chick, PhD

Field Station Director 

Eric Ratcliff

Aquatic Ecologist / Assistant Field Station Director

Megan Cowan-Cranmer

Field Biologist

Ed Culver

Large River Ecologist

Eric Gittinger

 Fisheries Technician, Aquatic Ecologist

Ben Lubinski

 Aquatic Ecologist/LTRMP Technician

Lori Soeken-Gittinger

Water Quality Specialist, Aquatic Ecologist

Christy Draggheti

Graduate Student









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Champaign, IL 61820

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