The Population and Community Ecology (PACE) Lab is overseen by Dr. Michael J. Dreslik. The two main programs of the lab are the Urban Biotic Assessment Program (UBAP), which provides environmental expertise to the Illinois Tollway, and the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) program.
Graduate Student Tyler Stewart takes you on along on a search for the Kirtland’s Snake, Clonophis kirtlandii. Read his story
PACE Lab herpetologists Andrea Colton and Emily Sunnucks wrote about their experiences continuing our research into the endangered Blanding’s Turtle in northeastern Illinois. Read about a day in their life in “Behind the Scenes”
PACE Lab graduate student Alma Schrage is surveying sites in northeastern Illinois for the Federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumblebee, including sites that have been restored by the Illinois Tollway. Schrage was recently interviewed by the Chicago Tribune about the work. Read the full story here