Burgett, April M

Business Manager I (Contract)

Address and Contact Information

1816 S. Oak Street I Bldg.
Champaign, IL  61820


Business Manager I at the Illinois River Biological Station, located on the Illinois River at Havana, Illinois. I manage the business portion of the day-to-day field station activities including fiscal management of the grants and contracts, budgeting, purchasing and payables and join in field work activities whenever possible.

Research Interests

The Illinois River Biological Station and its staff and data support multimillion dollar resource decisions made by the USACE, The Nature Conservancy and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Information and data is collected through the monitoring of fish populations and water quality in the Illinois River, Mississippi River and the Emiquon Preserve through various gears including nets and electrofishing. IRBS is also a research partner with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources on specialized research projects focused on the invasive species, including Asian carp population and its effects on fish populations and zooplankton.

Honors and Awards

2014 Prairie Research Institute Outstanding Support Staff award recipient.

2005 State Master Gardener Award—presented to the Mason County Master Gardeners for Teamwork in 4-H and Junior Show Fairgrounds project.

Professional Affiliations

Conference Coordinator, Member of Executive Committee Mississippi River Research Consortium 2012-Present.
Secretary, Mississippi River Research Consortium, 2013-2016.
Executive Planning Committee, Governor's Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System 2006-2016.
Illinois Natural History Survey Budget Committee, 2013-2016.
Member of the Wildlife Society 2009-Present.
University of Illinois Master Gardener Alumnus 2009-Present.

Selected Publications

Author of monthly column "Ask the Pro" in the Mason County Democrat 2004 - 2008.
In Memoriam: Frank C. Bellrose, Havera S.P. and A. Burgett, Illinois Natural History Survey Reports, Spring 2005, No.383:4-5.


Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance - SPaRC Ed Training Program University of Illinois Certified Research Administrator. August 2016 - April 2017.

University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Training Program graduate, 2004.

Robert Morris College, Graduate of Administrative Professional Training Program, 1990.

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