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Kim Tolson
Professor
School of Sciences
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318-342-1805
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Kim M Tolson, PhD
Professor, Biology

Education

Ph D

1988, Pharmacology/Toxicology
Northeast Louisiana Univesity

BS

1979, Wildlife Conservation and Management
Louisiana Tech University

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kim Marie Tolson is a Professor of Biology at The University of Louisiana Monroe, and has been a member of the graduate faculty since 1990. Her teaching focus is primarily organismal/ecology based classes such as Game Mammals & Fur Bearers, Field Biology, Avian Ecology, Game Birds, and Mammalogy. Her favorite classes have an active laboratory component that takes the student out of the classroom and into the field for hands-on experiences.

She is active in professional organizations and is a past-president of the Association of Southeastern Biologists and the Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists/Louisiana Chapter of the Wildlife Society. She currently serves as the Chair of the Louisiana Feral Hog Management Advisory Task Force that was established by the Louisiana Legislature. She also sits on the Board of Directors, and serves as Secretary, for the non-profit organization Louisiana Hunters for the Hungry.

Dr. Tolson has a dynamic research laboratory that houses multiple graduate students engaged in various projects associated with wildlife (game and non-game species) conservation and management. She has been successful in securing external funding for research from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, USDA-APHIS, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program. Her contacts with these agencies/organizations have proven to be very beneficial for her graduate students securing employment upon graduation. Dr. Tolson’s graduate students also gain valuable exposure from presenting their research at professional meetings on the state and national level.

Since Louisiana is the “Sportsman’s Paradise”, Dr. Tolson has a close connection with the hunting public and is a popular speaker with civic groups and hunting organizations, and at other natural resource agency events. She loves engaging with the public and high-lighting the work conducted by both herself and her graduate students at ULM.

Research Interests

 Wildlife Conservation and Management:  Biology and control of feral hog populations; Biology and management of white-tail deer, emphasis on reproduction; Management and ecology of both game and non-game wildlife species in southeastern ecosystems.

Licensure & Certification

Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Training Program
Richard Chinn Environmental Training, Inc.

Advanced Wildlife Forensics Short Course
College of Forest Resources and Division of Continuing Education, Mississippi State University
Certificate of Completion

Intermediate Wildlife Forensics Short Course
College of Forest Resources and Division of Continuing Education, Mississippi State University
Certificate of Completion

Basic Wildlife Forensics Workshop
College of Forest Resources and Division of Continuing Education, Mississippi State University
Certificate of Completion

Awards & Honors

November 2016 Feral Hog Management Advisory Task Force.

August 2014 ULM Foundation Award for Excellence in Service.

April 2014 College of Arts, Education, and Sciences Service Award.

April 2013 ASB Meritorious Teaching Award.

August 2011 Lillian L. and Fred A. Marx Endowed Professorship in Biology.

August 2010 Elected President.

August 2009 Best Publication in Wildlife.

March 2006 Elected President.

Courses Taught

BIOL 1016FUND ANAT & PHYS LAB I, 1 course(s)

BIOL 1017FUND ANAT & PHYS LAB II, 3 course(s)

BIOL 2026HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY, 13 course(s)

BIOL 2041HUMAN ANATOMY LABORATORY, 1 course(s)

BIOL 3010HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, 1 course(s)

BIOL 3011Human Physiology I, 4 course(s)

BIOL 3012Human Physiology II, 4 course(s)

BIOL 3013HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY, 5 course(s)

BIOL 4051FIELD BIOLOGY, 2 course(s)

BIOL 4082MAMMALOGY, 5 course(s)

BIOL 4086GAME BIRDS, 5 course(s)

BIOL 4088GAME MAMMALS & FUR BEARERS, 5 course(s)

BIOL 5005RESEARCH METHODS, 1 course(s)

BIOL 5006RESEARCH METHODS LABORATORY, 1 course(s)

BIOL 5007Seminar, 1 course(s)

BIOL 5091DIRECTED STUDY, 18 course(s)

BIOL 5094SPECIAL TOPICS: ZOOLOGY, 2 course(s)

BIOL 5099THESIS, 20 course(s)