Professor Richard B. King

Distinguished Research Professor

Research Interests

My students and I conduct research focused on the ecology, evolution, behavior and conservation biology of Midwestern amphibians and reptiles. Focal species include the Lake Erie Watersnake, Eastern Massasauga, Blanding’s Turtle, Spotted Salamander, and Spring Peeper, among others.


Ph.D., 1985, Purdue University  

B.S., 1977, University of Wisconsin

Fields of Interest: Evolution; ecology; behavior; herpetology, conservation biology


Richard B. King
(815) 753-7833
Office: MO 445
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115