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King, R. Andrew (Andy)

King holding bat outdoors at night

In 1996, Andy received his M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University, studying post-fledging dispersal of Burrowing Owls in southwestern Idaho.


Thesis Abstract

Thesis Research & Resulting Publications

From 1996 to 2001, Andy conducted endangered species surveys for bats, birds, small mammals and reptiles throughout the eastern U.S. while working as a biologist and project manager for two different environmental consulting firms in Cincinnati, Ohio,  3D/International, Inc. and BHE Environmental, Inc.

Currently, Andy is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bloomington Ecological Services Field Office in Bloomington, Indiana.  He primarily works on efforts to recover endangered species and consults with other federal agencies to ensure compliance with the Endangered Species Act.  Andy recently completed a 5-year review for the federally endangered Indiana Bat. He also coordinates the biennial Indiana Bat winter population survey’s, and maintains the Service’s Indiana Bat Hibernacula Database.

Andy enjoys hiking, photography, gardening, and spending time outdoors with his wife and two children.


Selected publications since Boise State University graduate school:

Thogmartin, W.E., P. McKann, R.A. King, J.A Szymanski and L. Pruitt. In press. Population-level impact of white-nose syndrome on the endangered Indiana bat.  Journal of Mammalogy 93(4)

Thogmartin, W.E., R.A. King, J.A. Szymanski and L. Pruitt. 2012. In press. Space-time models for a panzootic in bats, with a focus on the endangered Indiana bat.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48(4).

King, R.A. 2011. Indiana bat population status and trends.  Proceedings of Indiana Bat and Coal Mining: A Technical Interactive Forum hosted by the Office of Surface Mining, August 31- September 2, 2010 in Charleston, West Virginia.

Meretsky, V.J., V. Brack Jr., T.C. Carter, R. Clawson, R.R. Currie, T.A. Heberger, C.J. Herzog, A.C. Hicks, J.A. Kath, J.R. McGregor, R.A. King, and D.H. Good. 2010. Digital photography improves consistency and accuracy of bat counts in hibernacula. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(1):166-173.

King, R.A., R.J. Brown, A.B. Henry, R. Beck, R.C. Rommé, M.J. Bruening, and D. Swanson. 2002. Distribution, abundance, and roost-site fidelity of hibernating bats in relation to ceiling temperature in an abandoned mine in southwestern Ohio.  Bat Research News 42:32–33.