Title: Research Wildlife Biologist
Wildlife Research Center
M.S. Zoology, Auburn University, AL
B.S. Biology, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL
Tommy King is a Research Wildlife Biologist located in the Starkville, Mississippi Field Station. His current research interests include pelican and cormorant movement ecology, pelican and cormorant breeding colony dynamics, efficacy of pelican harassment at the local level, pelican energetics and census/survey techniques.
Guitierrez Illan, J., G. Wang, F.L. Cunningham, and D.T. King. 2017. Seasonal effects of wind conditions on migration patterns of soaring American white pelican. PLoS One 12(10):e0186948. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186948
King, D.T., G. Wang, Z. Yang, and J.W. Fischer. 2017. Advances and environmental conditions of spring migration phenology of American white pelicans. Scientific Reports 7:40339. doi: 10.1038/srep40339
King, D.T., J. Fischer, B. Strickland, W.D. Walter, F.L. Cunningham, and G. Wang. 2016. Winter and summer home ranges of American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) captured at loafing sites in the southeastern United States. Waterbirds 39(3):287-294. doi: 10.1675/063.039.0308
Chastant, J.E., C.T. Callaghan, and D. T. King. 2016. Morphometric Variation during Chick Development in Interior Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus). Waterbirds 39(3):260-267. doi: 10.1675/063.039.0305
Meyer, K.A., C.L. Sullivan, P. Kennedy, D.J. Schill, D.M. Teuscher, A.F. Brimmer, and D.T. King. 2016. Predation by American white pelicans and double-crested cormorants on catchable-sized hatchery Rainbow trout in select Idaho lentic waters. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 36(2):294-308. doi: 10.1080/02755947.2015.1120835
Craig, E.C., D.T. King, J.P. Sparks, and P.D. Curtis. 2016. Aquaculture depredation by double-crested cormorants breeding in eastern North America. Journal of Wildlife Management 80(1):57-62. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.989
Chastant, J.E., D.T. King, D.V.C.Weseloh, D.J. Moore. 2014. Population dynamics of Double-crested Cormorants in two interior breeding areas. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(1): 3-11. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.628.
O'Hear, M., L.Pote, M.Yost, C. Doffitt, T. King, and C.Panuska. 2014. Morphologic and molecular identifications of digenetic trematodes in Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) from the Mississippi Delta. USA. Journal of Wildlife Disease 50(1): 42-49. doi: 10.7589/2012-10-249.
King, D.T., B.L. Goatcher, J.W. Fischer, J. Stanton, J.M. Lacour, S.C. Lemmons, and G. Wang. 2013. Home ranges and habitat use of Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Waterbirds 36:494-500.
Courtot, K. N., D. D.
Roby, J. Y. Adkins, D. E. Lyons, D. T. King, and R. S. Larsen. 2012. Colony
connectivity of Pacific Coast double-crested cormorants based on post-breeding
dispersal from the region's largest colony. Journal of Wildlife Management
Weseloh, D.V.,F.C. Cuthbert,D. T. King, and C. Somers (Co-eds). 2012. Double-crested Cormorants of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin: Recent Studies, Movements and Response to Management Actions. Waterbirds 35, Special Publication 1: 148pgs.
Ferguson, T.L., B.J. Rude, and D.T. King. 2011. Nutrient utilization and diet preference of American White Pelicans consuming either a mono- or multi-species diet. Waterbirds. 34:218-224
Khoo, L., D. J. Wise, L. M. Pote, A. J. Mitchell, T. S. Byars, M. C. Yost, C. M. Doffitt, B. S. Dorr, B. A. George, D. T. King, T. R. Hanson, C. S. Tuckeer, T. E. Greenway, M. J. Griffin, A. C. Camus, and C. C. Panuska. 2011. Ameliorating the effects of the digenetic trematode, Bolbophorus damnificus, on the channel catfish industry. Pages 237-243 in R. C. Cipriano, A.W. Bruckner, and I. S. Shchelkunovv, editors. Bridging America and Russia with shared perspectives on aquatic animal health: Proceedings of the Third Bilateral Conference between Russia and the United States. Khaled bin Sultan Living Ocean Foundation, Landover, Maryland.
King, D. T., J. L.
Belant, B. Harrel, and J. Glahn. 2010. Superabundant food at catfish
aquaculture facilities improves body condition in American white pelicans.
Doffitt, C. M., L. M. Pote, and D. T. King. 2009. Experimental Bolphorus damnificus (Digenea: Bolbophoridae) infections in piscivorous birds. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45:684-691.
J. E., P. B. Fioranelli, and T. D. King. 2008. Fledgling double-crested
cormorants rehearse a food manipulation technique with woody debris, algae, and