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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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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 must have seemed to Burke like she was on another planet – or...
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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 States, has long been known to negatively impact plant community composition and forest...
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...
Dhiman Chakraborty and Rich King
One is shedding light on the subatomic bits of matter that are the building blocks of nature, while the other is contributing to the understanding and conservation of reptiles and amphibians.   Despite such disparate fields of research, physicist Dhiman Chakraborty and biologist Richard King, the newly named 2011 Presidential Research Professors at Northern Illinois...
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....
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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 Fish and Wildlife Service to study the degree to which reptile distributions in the...