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Environment Experts

C. Eliana Brown

C. Eliana Brown

Water Quality and Stormwater Specialist
Keywords
Conservation
Environment
Water
Gardening
Flowers
Grasses
Landscape Architecture
Master Gardeners
Master Naturalist
Native Plants
Perennials
Pollinator Habitat
(217) 265-0760
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Brodie Dunn

Visiting Outreach Associate, Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy
Keywords
Energy
Pollinator Habitat
Beneficial Insects
(217) 333-5983
Duane Friend

Duane Friend

State Master Naturalist and Climate Change Specialist
Keywords
Urban Gardening
Energy
Environment
Master Naturalist
Ponds
PSEP Training
Small Farms
Weather
Climate
(217) 243-7424
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Shiba 'Shibu' Kar

Assistant Dean: Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Program Leader. Associate Director of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Keywords
Environment
Energy
Master Naturalist
Forestry
Water
Invasive Species
Pollinator Habitat
Perennials
Grasses
Administration
Leadership
(217) 333-1234

Natural Resources Specialties

Eliana Brown, Water Quality Specialist based in Urbana.
Green infrastructure; rain gardens; nutrient loss reduction.
brown12@illinois.edu

Rachel Curry, Watershed Outreach Associate based in Galva
Nutrient loss reduction; soil health; cover crops; watershed planning
rccurry@illinois.edu

Peggy Doty, Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy educator based in Sycamore
Wildlife management; wildlife/human interactions; environmental education (youth & adult); large pond ecology; prairie restoration; native landscapes; rainfall management
psdoty@illinois.edu

Brodie Dunn, State Pollinator Coordinator based in Urbana
Pollinators and other beneficial insects. watershed planning
lbdunn2@illinois.edu

Chris Evans, Forestry Extension and Research Specialist based at Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Simpson
Forestry; forest health/pests; invasive species; herbicides; plant identification; and wildlife
cwevans@illinois.edu

Duane Friend, State Master Naturalist and Climate Change Specialist based in Jacksonville
State Master Naturalist Coordinator.  Climate and weather; soil health; composting; farm pond management; septic system management
friend@illinois.edu

Abigail Garofalo, Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy educator based in Westchester
Environmental education; conservation landscape practices
aeg9@illinois.edu

Erin Garrett, Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy educator based in Anna
Native plants; grass identification (non-lawn grasses); pollinators; invasive species; smart grid/smart meter technology; energy efficiency
emedvecz@illinois.edu

Nicole Haverback, Watershed Outreach Associate based in Effingham
Nutrient loss reduction; soil health; cover crops; watershed planning
nlh@illinois.edu

Jay Hayek, Extension Forestry Specialist based in Urbana
Forestry; forest management; timber harvesting / forest products; chainsaw safety; reforestation techniques; prescribed fire; and tree identification
jhayek@illinois.edu

Stanley (Jay) Solomon, Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy educator based in Freeport
Renewable energy; livestock management including nutrient management, grazing, mortality management, and facilities; home energy efficiency, water quality; invasive species; rainwater management
jssolomo@illinois.edu