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NIU student Lizzy Mack has gained some celebrity status in Canada. Mack, a graduate student in the laboratory of biological sciences professor Rich King, is featured in an episode of the documentary-style mini-series, Great Lakes Wild, which aired across the Great White North this week and can be viewed online. Mack is seen throughout the...
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Rather than soaking up rays on a beach in Florida, eight NIU students spent their spring break helping Living Lands and Waters clean up one of the world’s most famous waterways, the Mississippi River. Living Lands sponsored the clean-up in Memphis, hosting students from NIU and 15 other universities across the country. The students spent...
A mouse lemur trapped to collect data on population density and health.
A group of the world’s top lemur conservationists and researchers, including NIU anthropology professor Mitch Irwin, has published a “Policy Forum” article in the Feb. 21 issue of Science, urging emergency action to prevent extinctions of these unique primate species, found naturally only in Madagascar. The 19 article authors note that the country’s five endemic...
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Students, interested in potential research opportunities that exist on campus to enhance your academic career? Faculty, inquisitive as to what collaborations might exist for future grant applications and research on campus? Campus staff, curious as to what research is being conducted at your employer? NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy...
Anthropology professor Mitch Irwin, who led his first Northern Illinois University study abroad trip to Madagascar this past June, now is planning for a 2014 adventure to the island country off the southeastern coast of Africa. Judging from the experience of students this past summer, he won’t have a problem drumming up interest. But it’s...
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Sarah Bexell is one of very few American conservationist researchers who have had the opportunity to work on panda conservation in China at the Chengdu Panda Base. This honor is by invitation only from the Chinese government and is reserved for exceptional candidates who stand out in their fields. Bexell is just that: an exceptional...
Kristin Stanford
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 was asked by her mentor, Richard King, a long-time NIU watersnake researcher, to...
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“Green Fire,” the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy, will screen at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, inside the Terwilliger Auditorium of Montgomery Hall. The documentary shares highlights from Leopold’s extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates...