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Tag: Lake Erie Water Snake
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...
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...
Kristin Stanford
For those who didn’t get enough thrills and chills on Halloween, NIU researcher and Ph.D. student Kristin Stanford, aka the “Island Snake Lady” of Ohio’s Put-in-Bay Harbor, will be featured tonight on San Fransisco PBS station KQED. Fortunately, you don’t have to live in the city by the bay to check out the video, which...
Richard King
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 creatures that King has championed frequently sink their tiny sharp teeth into him....