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McIntyre, Susan D

Assistant Scientist, Wetland Plant Ecology

Address and Contact Information

1816 S. Oak St.
M/C 652
Champaign, IL  61820


Master of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University, 2010
B.S., Zoology, North Carolina State University, 2005
B.A., Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2005

Research Biography


As part of the Wetland Science Program, I conduct vegetation surveys and map wetland communities throughout Illinois. I conduct monitoring of wetland mitigation sites for the Illinois Department of Transportation. I have given presentations and assisted workshops on Illinois wetlands and wetland vegetation for various audiences.

I also conduct vegetation surveys in a variety of other Midwest habitats, for floristic quality comparisons as well as ecological studies. Recent and ongoing research has included success of various tree planting methods in a floodplain wetland restoration, vegetative and insect response to summer burning, plant colonization of bare ground (e.g., exposed dolomite, bison wallows, eroded glacial drift hills), and reproductive ecology of milkworts (Polygalaceae) in Illinois.


Select publications:

Molano-Flores, B., P. Dickerson, S. McIntyre, J. Nieset, and C.H. Dietrich. 2024. A three-year survey of the rare stem-boring moth, Papiapema eryngii (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Natural Areas Journal, 44(1): 21-26.

Matthews, J.W., S. McIntyre, A. Peralta, and C. Rodgers. 2020. Long-term assessment of alternative strategies for the restoration of floodplain forest in the presence of an invasive grass, Phalaris arundinacea. Wetlands, 40(3): 655-665. 

McIntyre, S. and P. Marcum. Succession and colonization on a roadside dolomite prairie restoration. Poster presentation at 21st Annual Wisconsin Wetlands Association Conference: Green Bay, WI. 23-25 February 2016.

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