Institute For Environmental Studies

Roger C. Viadero, Ph.D.

Certified Fisheries Professional, American Fisheries Society
Senior Certified Ecologist, Ecological Society of America

Director, Institute for Environmental Studies and Environmental Science Ph.D. Program
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

About Me

At WIU, I direct the Institute for Environmental Studies (IES) and am the administrative head of Western's new Ph.D. program in Environmental Science.

Professionally, I'm interested in a wide range of topics related to aquatic environments and have research expertise in aquatic chemistry with an emphasis on the interactions between inorganic water constituents with salmonids - particularly under non ideal conditions.  I also have experience conducting comprehensive ecosystem assessments and developing  watershed-scale remediation/restoration plans for impaired natural systems.  Due to the scope of these topics, I typically work as part of larger multidisciplinary teams that often include biologists, engineers, geographers, geologists, and planners.

I've had the great opportunity to serve as President of the Aquacultural Engineering Society (AES) and continue to serve on the editorial board for the Journal of Aquacultural Engineering.  Currently, I'm serving the panel manager for the US Department of Agriculture's 2016 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

Recent Courses Taught

  • ENVR 750, Integrated Environmental Decision Making
  • ENVR 730, Environmental Systems
  • GEOG 510, Environmental Impact Assessment
  • ENVR 401, Colloquium on Environmental Studies

For more Information

For detailed information on what I do, click to open my cv in pdf format.  Otherwise, you can contact me in Macomb or in the Quad Cities:

Western Illinois University
Institute for Environmental Studies
Tillman Hall, 301
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL, 61455
309.298.1632

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities
Quad Cities Complex 1215
3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
309.762.9481, x62200
RC-Viadero@wiu.edu