Israel Parker

Research Scientist

(979) 739-0679 - israel.parker@ag.tamu.edu

Israel Parker

Dr. Israel Parker joined the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources as a research scientist and mammalogist in 2012.  He conducts research at locations around the United States and leads collaborations with multiple research and academic institutions and government agencies. He also provides leadership on book, journal and report writing with foci on endangered species, habitat management, invasive species management, and wildlife management techniques.  His work also includes direct supervision of masters (M.S., M.S.W.) and doctorate students in Texas A&M University’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences to include research design of projects, manuscript and thesis/dissertation review, and general counseling. 

Parker completed a bachelor of science in Fishery and Wildlife Sciences at New Mexico State University in 2002 and a master’s and doctorate in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University in 2006 and 2010, respectively.

Selected Publications

Parker, I. D., Locke, S. L., and R. R. Lopez. 201X. Use of remote cameras in wildlife ecology in N. J. Silvy, editor.  2nd Edition.  Techniques for Wildlife Investigations and Management.  Johns Hopkins UP, Baltimore, MA, USA.

Lopez, R. R., M. Morrison, and I. D. Parker. 201X. Undergraduate Wildlife Habitat Textbook. Texas A&M UP, In review.

Kramm, M. M., M. R. Gutierrez, T. D. Luepke, C. Soria, I. D. Parker. 201X. Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi in free-ranging mammalian populations in Bexar County, Texas.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases. In review.

Feldpausch-Parker, A. M., I. D. Parker, M. J. Peterson, M. N. Peterson, and H. Smartwood. 201X. Managing wildlife for public benefit: the public trust doctrine and the North American model of wildlife management in T. R. Peterson, and A. M. Feldpausch-Parker, editors. In review.

Feldpausch-Parker, A. M., I. D. Parker, and E. S. Vidon. 2015. Privileging Consumptive Use: A Critique of Ideology, Power, and Discourse in the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.  Conservation and Society.  In press.

Parker, I. D., R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, D. S. Davis, R. Karthikeyan, and J. C. Cathey. 2015. A model of free-ranging mammal contribution of Escherichia coli to a floodplain in Texas.  Wildlife Research 42:217­–222.   

Metcalf, E., I. D. Parker, R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, B. Higginbotham, and J. Gersbach. 2014. Impact of gate width on wild pig trapping success. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:892–895.

Parker, I. D., R. R. Lopez, R. Padia, M. Gallagher, R. Karthikeyan, J. C. Cathey,  N. J. Silvy, and D. S. Davis. 2014. Role of free-ranging mammals in the deposition of Escherichia coli into a Texas floodplain. Wildlife Research 40:570–577.

Feldpausch-Parker, A. M., and I. D. Parker.  2013.  The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: can it move beyond hunting?  Proceedings for the Conference on Communication and the Environment.

Feldpausch-Parker, A. M., I. D. Parker, and T. R. Peterson. 2013. 350.org: How an international web-initiated campaign reinserted the public into the climate change debate in climate change politics: communication and public engagement. Cambria Press.

Parker, I. D., and A. M. Feldpausch-Parker. 2013. Yellowstone Grizzly Delisting Rhetoric: An Analysis of the Online Debate.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:248–255.

Parker, I. D., R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, D. S. Davis, and J. C. Cathey. 2012. Alternative methodology for handling and marking meso-mammals for short-term research.  Wildlife Biology in Practice 8:20­–25.

Locke, S. L., I. D. Parker, and R. R. Lopez. 2012. Use of remote cameras in wildlife ecology in N. J. Silvy, editor.  Techniques for Wildlife Investigations and Management.  Johns Hopkins UP, Baltimore, MA, USA.

Padia, R., R. Karthikeyan, S. Mukhtar, and I. Parker. 2011. Occurrence and fate of E. coli from various non-point sources in a subtropical watershed. Journal of Natural and Environmental Sciences 3:9–18.

McCleery, R. A., and I. D. Parker. 2011. Influence of the urban environment on fox squirrel range overlap.  Journal of Zoology 285:239–246.

Parker, I. D., R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, D. S. Davis, and C. B. Owen. 2011. Long-term effectiveness of US1 crossing project in reducing Florida Key deer mortality. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:296–302.

Feldpausch-Parker, A. M., D. M. Hall, C.C. Horton, J. M. Minion, A. M. Munoz, I. D. Parker, and T. R. Peterson. 2009. Step It Up in the lone star state: how identity and myth impact a movement in Endres, D., L. Sprain, and T. R. Peterson, editors. Social movement to address climate change: local steps for global action. Cambria Press, Amherst, New York.

Parker, I. D., E. K. Lyons, M. M. Licona, A. K. Scoggin, S. A. Sumrall, and A. E. Sutton. 2008. Dinosaur evolution: student response to dinosaur ramblings. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1453–1455.

Parker, I. D., D. E. Watts, R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, D. S. Davis, R. A. McCleery, and P. A. Frank. 2008. Evaluation of the efficacy of Florida Key deer translocations. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1069–1075.

Parker, I. D., A. W. Braden, R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, D. S. Davis, and C. B. Owen. 2008. Effects of U.S. 1 Project on Florida Key deer mortality. Journal of Wildlife Management 72: 354–359.

Parker, I. D., D. E. Watts, R. A. McCleery, R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, and D. S. Davis. 2008. Digital versus film-based camera systems in the Florida Keys. Wildlife Biology in Practice 4:1–7.

Watts, D. E., I. D. Parker, R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, and D. S. Davis. 2008. Distribution and abundance of endangered Florida Key deer on outer islands. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:360–366.

Locke, S. L., M. F. Hess, B. G. Mosley, M. W. Cook, S. Hernandez, I. D. Parker, L. A. Harveson, R. R. Lopez, and N. J. Silvy. 2004. Portable drive-net for capturing urban white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:1093–1098.

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