Dr. Kim Tolson is the Lillian L. and Fred A. Marx Endowed Professorship in Biology.
Tolson is professor of biology and the graduate coordinator for the ULM Biology Department and the College of Arts, Education and Sciences.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife conservation and management from Louisiana Tech University and her Ph.D. in pharmacology/toxicology from then-Northeast Louisiana University.
Her areas of teaching and research focus on:
- vertebrate physiology and management of game and nongame species, particularly the biology and management of the white-tail deer - emphasis on reproduction
- the impact of silvicultural and hydrological practices on avian and small mammal communities of bottomland hardwoods and associated habitats
- the ecology of bats in the Southeast
- enzootic diseases, parasites and environmental toxin accumulation in selected vertebrate species and the potential impact these have on physiological systems.
Tolson is the president of the Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists, the state chapter of the Wildlife Society. Other professional affiliations include the Association of Southeastern Biologists (past president), the Ark-La-Miss Wildlife Study Group, the Quality Deer Management Association, and the Louisiana Academy of Sciences.
She has secured $953,000 in teaching and research related grant money for ULM.
Tolson serves on numerous committees, as a faculty advisor, and as an invited guest speaker to professional organizations.
She accomplishes extensive community service, workshops and outreach, and her work is published in leading professional journals.
About the Endowment:
The Lillian L. and Fred A. Marx Endowed Professorship in Biology endowment was established to encourage and reward excellence in teaching, learning and research at ULM.