Wetland Science - Botany


Susan McIntyre

Wetland Plant Ecologist
University of Illinois - Illinois Natural History Survey


Office Address:

1816 S Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Telephone: (217) 300-2178
E-mail: sdmcinty@illinois.edu
INHS Staff Page



  • M.A., Natural Resources, North Carolina State University, 2010
  • B.S., Zoology, North Carolina State University, 2005
  • B.A., Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2005


About Me:

I enjoy studying and educating others about the wonders of the natural world. As part of the Wetland Science Program, I study wetland communities in human-altered landscapes and their provision of ecosystem services, particularly for wildlife and water quality. In Illinois two of the greatest threats to wetlands are agriculture and urban development. I am interested in methods for improving the relationship between agriculture and adjacent natural communities. Some of my past research focused on private landowner incentives for conservation through USDA programs. I am also interested in urban development in terms of wetland protection and stormwater management. I would be interested in projects to improve urban wetlands as a recreational and educational resource.