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Where the buffalo roam (once again)

NIU student Angela Burke hails from blue-collar Burbank, Ill. With its prevalence of mom-and-pop restaurants and the regular roar of low-flying passenger jets from Chicago’s Midway Airport nearby, the southwest suburb certainly seems more city. So, for a week in August, it

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A buckthorny issue

Researchers at Lincoln Park Zoo and Northern Illinois University have discovered a new culprit contributing to amphibian decline and altered mammal distribution throughout the Midwest region – the invasive plant European buckthorn. This non-native shrub, which has invaded two-thirds of the United

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Kristin Stanford

NIU’s ‘Island Snake Lady’ wins award

NIU doctoral student Kristin Stanford has received the 2012 Wildlife Diversity Conservation Award at this year’s Wildlife Diversity Conference, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife. While a graduate student at NIU, Stanford worked with garter snakes and

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Richard King: ‘The godfather’

At times, Richard King’s research methods can be painstaking — and outright painful. Known as the godfather of the Lake Erie Water Snake, King has captured and studied thousands of the bad-tempered, foul-smelling serpents. As a measure of their gratitude, the very

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Recent grant awards to NIU faculty

The following is a list of  recent grants to NIU faculty researchers, including Richard King, James Dillon and Xueshu Song. Posted Oct. 29, 2010 Professor Richard King of the Department of Biological Sciences has received a $34,755 grant from the United States

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