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General Information

Name:  Neil Billington  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Neil Billington was an Assistant Professor of Zoology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois specializing in fish genetics in the Cooperative Fisheries Research Laboratory.

Biographical and Professional Information

Neil Billington, Ph.D. obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Animal and Plant Ecology in 1978 from Loughborough Univesity in England. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in 1985, also from Loughborough University, on the ecology of phytoplankton. Neil's interest in medicinal plants began when he worked in a wholefood cooperative in Loughborough, England. He also grew herbs for both culinary and medicinal use in his garden in Shepshed, England.Neil moved to North America in 1983, working in Canada for eight years at the University of Windsor and the Univesity of Guelph. He spent his summers in the Canadian Arctic studying the ecology of tundra ponds. While there, he maintained an interest in the food and medicinal plants used by the Canadian Indians and Inuit.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (No) Contact Information Troy University Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences Troy, AL 36082 Phone (334) 670-3943

Selected Titles At Your Library

Medicinal plants of the heartland
ISBN: 0962742287. OCLC Number:

Cache River Press. .