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May 31, 2018 – Dr. Brian Mangan, director of the Environmental Program and professor of environmental science and biology at King’s College, has received a $10,000 research grant from the Degenstein Foundation. The grant will fund Dr. Mangan’s ongoing research of salamander use of riparian forests and mercury contamination of the Susquehanna River and various terrestrial ecosystems.  

Mangan’s research has been funded by grants totaling in excess of $900,000. In some of his previous research with King’s students, he has documented the crayfish species and their relative abundances along 400 kilometers of the Susquehanna River from the New York border to just north of Harrisburg, as well as the diets of crayfish and smallmouth bass.

A professor at King’s since 2000, Mangan earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and doctorate in ecology from Penn State University and a master’s degree in biology from Bloomsburg University. 

Dr. Brian Mangan