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
At WIU, I direct the Institute for Environmental Studies (IES) and am the administrative head of Western's interdisciplinary 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 also serve as the panel manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Aquaculture Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.
Viadero, R., and R. Fortney. (2015). “Water Quality Assessment and Environmental Impact Minimization for Highway Construction in a Coal-Mined Watershed: the Beaver Creek Drainage,” Southeastern Naturalist, 14 (7), 112-120.
Wei, X., Bhojappa, S., Lin, L. and R. Viadero (2012). “Performance of Nano-Magnetite for Removal of Selenium from Aqueous Solutions,” Environmental Engineering Science, 29 (6), 526-532. http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ees.2011.0383
Griffin, Donald (2012). Voices of the Hennepin Canal: Promoters, Politicians, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Roger Viadero, Jr., Editor, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, ISBN: 978-0-9777116-2-8.
Wei, X., Wei, H., and R. Viadero (2011). “Post-Reclamation Water Quality Trends in a Mid-Appalachian Watershed of Abandoned Mine Lands”, Science of the Total Environment, 409 (5), 941-948. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.11.030
Chen, Y., Viadero, R., Wei, X., Hedrick, L., Welsh, S., Anderson, J., and L. Lin (2008). “Effects of Highway Construction on Stream Water Quality and Macroinvertebrate Conditions in a Mid-Atlantic Highlands Watershed, USA,” Journal of Environmental Quality, 38, 1672-1682.
Recent Courses Taught
ENVR 750, Integrated Environmental Decision Making
ENVR 730, Environmental Systems
ENVR 675, Watershed-Scale Environmental Asessment and Management
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 via email at RC-Viadero@wiu.edu or in Macomb or the Quad Cities at:
Western Illinois University
Institute for Environmental Studies, TH 301
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL, 61455
Western Illinois University-Quad Cities
Quad Cities Complex 1215
3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265