Dr. John W. Parrish, Jr., Professor of Biology; B.S., Denison University, 1963; M.S., Bowling Green State University, 1970; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1974; Postdoctoral Experience: The Reproductive Biology Institute, Department of Zoology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1974-1976; Department of Physiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 1986.

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ADDRESS: Dr. John W. Parrish, Jr., Department of Biology, P.O. Box 8042, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460-8042

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Courses Taught:

Research Interests:

Environmental Animal Physiological Ecology, Raptor Biology and Ecology, Avian Physiology and Ecology, and Wildlife Biology (Areas of current interest: Nesting Biology and Genetics of Southeastern American Kestrels, Ultraviolet Vision in Birds, Bioenergetics of Birds, and Pineal Gland Biology in Animals)

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:


  1. Parrish, John W.  2006.  A Bullock’s Oriole and Baltimore Orioles in the winter 2005-2006,            in Bulloch County, Georgia.  Oriole (in press).
  2. Heffron, Michael B. and John W. Parrish. 2005.  Apparent metabolizable energy of feeds in greater prairie-chickens.  Transactions, Kansas Academy of Science 108:93-98.
  3. Parrish, John W.  2003.  Late wintering Baltimore Orioles in pecan orchards in Bulloch County, Georgia.  Oriole 68:14-15.
  4. Snow, Frankie, and John W. Parrish.  2002.  Significant population of Southeastern American Kestrels in South-Central Georgia.  Oriole 67 (3,4):50-52.
  5. Parrish, John W.  2002.  Early wintering Baltimore Orioles in pecan orchards in Bulloch County, Georgia.  Oriole 67(3,4):52-53.
  6. Parrish, John W.  2000.  Possible prevention of European Starling nesting by Southeastern American Kestrels at a power substation in southern Georgia.  J. Raptor Research 34:152.  
  7. Parrish, John W.  2000.  An effective one-handed band removal tool.  North American Bird Bander 23:81-82.

  8. Breen, T. F. and J. W. Parrish. 1997. American Kestrel Distribution and use of nest boxes in the Coastal Plains of Georgia. Florida Field Naturalist 25:128-137.

  9. Breen, T. F. and J. W. Parrish. 1996. First evidence for double-brooding in Southeastern American Kestrels in Georgia. Oriole 60:81-83.
  10. Breen, T. F. and J. W. Parrish. 1996. Eastern Screech-Owl hatches an American Kestrel. J. Field Ornithol. 67:612-613.
  11. Breen, T. F., J. W. Parrish, K. Boyd and B. Winn. 1995. Southeastern American Kestrel Nests in Bulloch, Evans and Columbia Counties. Oriole 60:33-36.
  12. Parrish, J. W. 1995. Second Ross' Goose record for Georgia. Oriole 59:1-2.
  13. Parrish, J. W. 1991. American Goldfinch and House Finch nesting in Bulloch County, Georgia. Oriole 56:50-51.
  14. Parrish, J. W., P. S. Parrish, W. A. Parrish and C. D. Parrish. 1990. Wintering hawks along a Kansas roadside. Bulletin, Kansas Ornithol. Soc. 41:25-26.
  15. Parrish, J. W. and D. K. Saunders. 1989. Simplified cage modification to reduce self-inflicted injury in confined birds. Wildlife Soc. Bulletin 17:80-81.
  16. Saunders, David K. and John W. Parrish. 1987. Assimilated energy of seeds consumed by Scaled Quail. Journal of Wildlife Management 51 (4):787-790.
  17. Parrish, John W. and Gina M. Wendt. 1987. Biliverdin and bilirubin in the serum of male Rock Doves. Bulletin, Kansas Ornithological Society 38(3):30-32.
  18. Nash, Susan M., Brenda J. Anderson, Teresa L. Reed, John W. Parrish and Stephen F. Davis. 1986. Reward and nonreward odor cues: The role of the harderian gland. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 24(2):141-144.
  19. Parrish, John W. and David Workman. 1984. Hematological characteristics of the Rock Dove. Bulletin, Kansas Ornithological Society 35(3):33-36.
  20. Parrish, John W., James A. Ptacek and Kevin L. Will. 1984. Near-ultraviolet light detection in nonmigratory and migratory birds. Auk 101:53-58.
  21. Parrish, John W. and Michelle L. Mote. l984. Chemical levels in the serum of captive female House Sparrows. Wilson Bulletin:96:138-143.
  22. Parrish, John, Roger Benjamin and Ricky Smith. 1981. Near-ultraviolet light reception in the Mallard. Auk 98:627-628.
  23. Andre, Joel S. and John Parrish. 1979. Inhibition of estrous cyclicity in golden hamsters by melatonin on the day of proestrus. J. Exp. Zool. 207:161-165.
  24. Parrish, John W., Jr. and Elden W. Martin. 1977. The effect of dietary lysine level on the energy and nitrogen balance of the Dark-eyed Junco. Condor 79:24-30.

REARCH GRANTS

  1. 2004-2006, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Conservation of Southeastern American Kestrels, $104,980
  2. 2003-2004, Georgia Power & Avian Powerline Interaction Committee, Reproduction of Southeastern American Kestrels in south-central Georgia, $14,000
  3. 1999-2007, Arcadia Wildlife Preserve, Inc., Southeastern American Kestrel DNA Study, $5,000
  4. 1998, Arcadia Wildlife Preserve, Inc., Southeastern American Kestrel Nestbox Study, $6,500
  5. 1997, Arcadia Wildlife Preserve, Inc., Southeastern American Kestrel Nestbox Study, $6,500
  6. 1996, Arcadia Wildlife Preserve, Inc., Southeastern American Kestrel Nestbox Study, $6,500
  7. 1995, Arcadia Wildlife Preserve, Inc., American Kestrel Nestbox Study, $9,000
  8. 1995, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Southeastern American Kestrels in Georgia, $2,000
  9. 1994, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, American Kestrels in Georgia, $2125
  10. 1994, Arcadia Wildlife Preserve, Inc., American Kestrel Nestbox Project, $5,600
  11. 1988, Quail Unlimited, Energetics of Northern Bobwhite and Ring- necked Pheasant chicks, $2000
  12. 1988, Faculty Research Committee, ESU, Energetics of Northern Bobwhite Chicks, $4400.
  13. 1987, Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks, Energetics of the Greater Prairie-Chicken, $1500
  14. 1987, Faculty Research Committee, ESU, Energetics of the Greater Prairie-Chicken, $1500.
  15. 1985, Kansas Fish & Game Commission/Quail Unlimited, Bioenergetics of the Scaled Quail, $1010.
  16. 1985, Faculty Research Committee, ESU, Bioenergetics of the Scaled Quail, $5,087.
  17. 1984, National Science Foundation, Research equipment grant (co- principal investigator), $25,949.
  18. 1984, Faculty Research Committee, ESU, The utility of near- ultraviolet vision to birds, $4,300.
  19. 1983, Faculty Research Committee, ESU, The detection of near-ultraviolet light in nocturnal and aquatic mammals, $3,900.
  20. 1981, Faculty Research Committee, ESU, The efficacy of near- ultraviolet light reception in birds, $4,196.
  21. 1980, Faculty Research Committee, ESU, Near-ultraviolet light reception in birds, $3,000.
  22. 1979, Faculty Research Committee, ESU, Endocrine role of the pineal gland, $2,970.
  23. 1977, Faculty Research Committee, ESU, Effects of melatonin on reproductive function in golden hamsters, $1,485.
  24. 1968, Josselyn Van Tyne Memorial Fund, American Ornithologists' Union, The effects of dietary lysine level on the energy and nitrogen balance of the Dark-eyed Junco., $200.


  1. 2007  M.S.  Beasley, Hope A.  -  Effects of High EMF on the Reproductive Success of Southeastern American Kestrels in South-Central Georgia (in progress) 
  2. 2006  M.S.  Maney, Pamela L.  -  Southeastern American Kestrel Nesting in South-CentralGeorgia
  3. 2003  M.S.  Lovell, Helen W. -  Population Increase and Range Expansion in Three Psittacids in Florida and California   
  4. 2000  M.S.  Jolliffe, Alisha L. - Transfer Patterns among Free-ranging Infant Ring-tailed Lemurs
  5. 1997 M.S. Shuford, Roy - Nesting biology of Southeastern American Kestrels below the Fall Line in Georgia
  6. 1997 M.S. Halas, Cynthia - Ecology of American Kestrels in Southern Georgia (In Progress)
  7. 1996 M.S. Turfler, Stacy - Effect of fire on neotropical migrants at Fort Stewart Military Base (Co-Advisor)
  8. 1996 M.S. Goss, Jana - Neotropical migrants at Fort Stewart Military Base (Co-advisor)
  9. 1995 M.S.Breen, Timothy - The use of nest boxes by American Kestrels (Falco sparverius paulus)below the Fall Line in Georgia
  10. 1993 M.S. Cooler, Stephania - Morphology of near ultraviolet reflecting wings scales in southeast Asian butterflies
  11. 1989 M.S. Heffron, Michael B. - Bioenergetics of Wintering Greater Prairie-Chickens
  12. 1986 M.S. Saunders, David K. - Bioenergetics of Wintering Scaled Quail.
  13. 1986 M.S. Ptacek, James A. - Avian Community Structure in Kansas Riparian Forests.
  14. 1986 M.S. Hamilton, Robert G. - Winter Avian Use of Fragmented Woodlands.
  15. 1985 M.S. Lesher, Mark K. - Energy metabolism in doves and sparrows.
  16. 1982 M.S. Pritchard, Donna M. - Genetic variance in the Prairie Deer Mouse.
  17. 1978 M.S. Renner, Kenneth L. - The effects of melatonin and l-isoproterenol on estrous cyclicity in the Syrian hamster.
  18. 1977 M.S. Ezeocha, Dickson O. - The role of temperature in determining the inhibitory activities of Ambrosia artemisiifolia, Ambrosia trifida, Bromus inermus and Helianthus annus on Spring and Winter wheat. (Co-advisor)
  19. 1977 M.S. Villamil, Carmen R. - The effects of dietary protein level on plasma urea and transaminase activities in uremic rats.