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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability


Artificial Stream and Pond Research Facility‌‌

‌The Artificial Stream and Pond Research Facility, located on the penthouse floor of the Michael R. and Marilyn Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center, is a unique state-of-the art facility that offers the ability to conduct cutting-edge freshwater ecological research.

Faculty members and students can conduct research projects in a realistic environment year-round. Research is currently being conducted involving graduate and undergraduate students on the artificial streams. Expertise in guiding students through critical hands-on data collection and research analysis experience is a vital component of IES. Through innovative environmental research and student training, IES is poised to bring to the Chicago region valuable environmental assessment and leaders for tomorrow.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The IES is home to Loyola’s blossoming GIS capabilities and courses. With state-of-the-art facilities and software, a full-time GIS Specialist is on staff to handle all mapping, visualization and analysis to improve the University’s understanding and actions toward greater sustainability.

GIS Capabilities Offered

‌The GIS facility is housed in the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, and computers are available for faculty and graduate students to use ArcGIS for research projects. We offer access to a comprehensive geospatial database of the greater Chicagoland area, with in-depth knowledge of the numerous publicly available spatial datasets from national, state, regional and local agencies and geospatial data gateways.

The GIS Specialist is available to consult with you on how to incorporate GIS mapping and spatial analysis into your work at Loyola, whether you be a student, staff, faculty, administration or community member.

For information on utilizing GIS in your research, contact the GIS Specialist.


Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 · Phone: 773-508-2130 · IES@luc.edu

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