Dr. Tommy S. Parker

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Dr. Tommy S. Parker



Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

Urban Wildlife Research Lab

332 Life Sciences Bldg.

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40292

p: 502.852.4709

f:  502.852.0725

e: tommy.parker@louisville.edu


  • B.S., University of Memphis (Organismal Biology, 1996)
  • M.S., University of Memphis (Zoology, 1999)
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri (Wildlife Ecology, 2006)


Courses Taught at University of Louisville

  • BIO 263, Environmental Biology
  • BIO 404/501, Wildlife Biodiversity of Urban Parks
  • BIO 404, Mammalogy
  • BIO 406, Wildlife Bioacoustics Ecology



  • Effects of Urban Landscapes on Population Dynamics, Behavior, and Resource Use of Wildlife
  • Urban Landscape Effects on Wildlife Biodiversity
  • Habitat and Landscape Characteristics Correlated with the Presence of Bat Species on National Forest

Works Published

  • Warren, P.S., C. Tripler, D. Bolger, S. Facth, N. Huntly, C. Lepczky, J. Meyer, T. Parker, E. Schochat, and J. Walker.  2006.  Urban food webs: predators, prey, and the people who feed them.  Ecological Bulletin 87(4): 387-393.
  • Parker, T.S. and C. Nilon, 2008.  Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) density, habitat suitability, and behavior in urban parks.  Urban Ecosystems 11:243-255.

Works Submitted, Under Review

  • Parker, T.S. and C. Nilon, Habitat and landscape characteristics correlated with gray squirrel abundance and behavior in urban areas.  Landscape Ecology.
  • Parker, T.S. Food habits of the coyote in urban areas of western Tennessee.  Urban Ecosystems.
  • Parker, T.S. Seasonal variation in food habits of coyote.  Urban Ecosystems.



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