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Kimberly G. Smith

Kimberly G. Smith

Distinguished Professor

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(BISC)-Biological Sciences

Phone: 479-575-6359

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Conservation biology, plant-animal relationships, vertebrate community dynamics, life history characteristics of vertebrate populations, role of food in structuring vertebrate communities, vertebrate reproductive ecology, habitat selection of vertebrates, Neotropical migratory warblers, periodical cicadas, gypsy moths, black bears, austral migration, Latin America

General Ecology, Vertebrate Biology, Population Biology, Community Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology

General Ecology

Ornithology

Community Ecology

Dynamic Models in Biology (team-taught)

Professional Development Seminar

Ph.D. 1982.  Utah State University.    Major: Biology-Ecology

M.S.   1975.  University of Arkansas.  Major: Zoology

B.S.   1971.  Tufts University.             Major: Biology

Over 150 published works, including: 

Spurrier, S. E., and K. G. Smith. 2007.  Desert mistletoe (Phoradendron californicum) infestation correlates with blue palo verde (Cercidium floridum) mortality during a severe drought in the Mojave Desert.  J. Arid Environments 69:189-197.

Spurrier, S. E., and K. G. Smith. 2006. Watering blue palo verde (Cercidium floridum) affects berry maturation of parasitic desert mistletoe (Phoradendron californicum) during an extreme drought in the Mojave Desert. J. Arid Environments 64:369-373.

Barnhill, R. A., D. Weyer, W. F. Young, K. G. Smith, and D. A. James. 2005. Breeding biology of Jabirus, Jabiru mycteria, in Belize. Wilson Bull. 117:142-153.

Walter, W. D., D. M. Leslie, Jr., J. H. Herner-Thogmartin, K. G. Smith, and M. E. Cartwright. 2005. Efficacy of immobilizing free-ranging elk with TelazolR and xylazine hydrochloride using transmitter-equipped darts. J. Wildl. Diseases 41:395-400. 

Dunn, E. H., C. M. Francis, P. J. Blancher, S. R. Drennan, M. A. Howe, D. Lepage, C. S. Robbins, K. V. Rosenberg, J. R. Sauer, and K. G. Smith. 2005. Enhancing the scientific value of the Christmas Bird Count. Auk 122:338-346.

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. 2015-
      Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. 2009-2015
      Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas.

CHAIR.  2004-2008.
      Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas.

PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES.  1992-2009.
     Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas.

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR.  1995-2000.
     Department of Biology.  University of Memphis.

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR.  1988-1995.
     Department of Forestry, Fisheries, & Wildlife. University of Tennessee.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ZOOLOGY. (with tenure) 1987-1992.
     Department of Zoology, University of Arkansas.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ZOOLOGY.  1985-1987.
     Department of Zoology, University of Arkansas.

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ZOOLOGY.  1981-1985.
     Department of Zoology, University of Arkansas.

POST-GRADUATE RESEARCH ECOLOGIST.  1980-1981.
     Bodega Marine Lab. University of California, Berkeley.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE.  1977-1980.
     Manomet Bird Observatory, Manomet, Massachusetts.

2015.  UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
      Golden Tusk Award. Outstanding service to the Division of Student Services.

2015. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
      Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences

2014. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
      Outstanding Mentor Award.

2009. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
      University Professor of Biological Sciences.

2009.  BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE.
      Visiting Scholar.

2007.  UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
      Alumni Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for Service.

2005.  AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS’ UNION.
      Marion Jenkinson AOU Service Award.

2004. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
      Outstanding Mentor Award.

2004-2008. STATE OF ARKANSAS.
      Commissioner, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

2001-2002. HARVARD UNIVERSITY.
      Charles Bullard Fellowship in Forest Research.

2000-2004. AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS’ UNION.
      Editor-in-Chief.  The Auk.

2000.  UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
     J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Research Incentive Award.

1999.  MANOMET CENTER FOR CONSERVATION SCIENCES.
     Visiting Research Associate.

1999-2011. BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE.
     Visiting Research Associate.

1999.  UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
     J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences 100% Research Assignment Award Fall Semester.

1997.  UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
     Alumni Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching.

1997.  UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
     Alumni Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for Research.

1996-2004. STATE OF ARKANSAS.
     Commissioner, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.

1992.  PHI BETA DELTA.
     Honor Society for International Scholars.

1991.  AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION.
     Fellow.

1991.  AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE.
     Fellow.

1991.  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS.
     Ecologist in Residence.  Bodega Marine Laboratory.

1991.  UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
     J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences 100% Research Assignment               Award   Spring Semester.

1990.  AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION.
     Travel Award, XXth International Ornithological Congress

1988.  UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN BIOLOGICAL STATION, DOUGLAS LAKE.
     Visiting Research Ecologist.

1987.  PHI KAPPA PHI HONOR SOCIETY.

1986.  AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN OF SCIENCE.

1986.  UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
     J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Research Incentive Award.

1984.  AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION.
     Elected Member.

1983.  UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS.
     Graduate Faculty, Level 1.

1982.  SIGMA XI.
     Member.

1979.  AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION.
     Marcia Brady Tucker Student Travel Award.