Dr. Chad King, associate professor of Biology, was recently recognized by the City of Edmond Urban Forestry Commission for his work over the past eight years in research and education about the Cross Timbers forests in Edmond. Edmond Urban Forestry commissioned an educational plaque that is located at E.C. Hafer Park in Edmond, Oklahoma that highlights the research efforts of Dr. King and his students. Dr. King and his students continue to work with the City of Edmond on urban forestry projects and tree preservation of the Cross Timbers ecoregion. Congratulations to Dr. King for this well-deserved honor.
Chad King, Ph.D. is a native of the Great Plains, having been born and raised in Nebraska, living in South Dakota and Missouri before coming to Oklahoma. King earned a B.S. in Biology from Wayne State College, Nebraska; an M.S. in Biology from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion; and a Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Missouri. King comes from a family of educators including his mom, dad, and sister. His wife, Vicki Jackson, also is an associate professor of biology at UCO.