NWRC Research Scientists: Eric A. Tillman

Last Modified: March 10, 2024

Eric A. Tillman is a Wildlife Biologist for the USDA APHIS Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) Florida Field Station in Gainesville, FL. 

Eric began his career with the NWRC in 1998. Much of his work has been dedicated to the development of methods and tools to manage avian-human conflicts related to agricultural crops, property, and human health and safety. This has included species such as blackbirds, crows, vultures, and monk parakeets. More recently, his focus has expanded to include the ecology and management of invasive reptiles and feral swine.

Research Project

The goals of this project are to develop information and methods for managing vulture populations, evaluate potential impacts of climate change on invasive species, devise control techniques to reduce or eliminate invasive species, investigate genetic and other approaches to detect and monitor invasive species, and develop methods to quantify resources impacted by invasive and over-abundant species.

Current Research

  • Diet of monk parakeets in South Florida
  • Development of a selective feeder to dispense contraceptives to monk parakeets
  • Vulture movement patterns and roost management near airports
  • Spatial/temporal measurement and analysis of feral swine damage to environmentally sensitive habitat
  • Habitat use and distribution of feral swine in a local agricultural matrix


View Eric A. Tillman's publications.


  • M.S., Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
  • B.S., Environmental Studies, Florida International University


Eric Tillman

Wildlife Biologist

National Wildlife Research Center

Florida Field Station

2820 E University Ave

Gainesville, FL 32641