Israel Parker

Research Scientist Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Israel Parker joined the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute as a research scientist and mammalogist in 2012. He conducts research at locations around the United States and leads collaborations with multiple research academic institutions and government agencies. He also provides leadership on book, journal and report writing with foci on endangered species, habitat management, invasive species management and wildlife management techniques. Israel’s work also includes direct supervision of master's and doctorate students in Texas A&M University’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences to include research design of projects, manuscript and thesis/dissertation review and general counseling. 

In addition to his duties at NRI, he is also currently adjunct faculty in the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry where he serves on several graduate student committees. Prior to joining NRI, Israel worked in the Wildlife Department at Humboldt State University.

Israel completed a Bachelor of Science in fishery and wildlife sciences at New Mexico State University in 2002 and a master’s and doctorate in wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University in 2006 and 2010, respectively. 

He was born in Texas but followed his wife into the frozen farmlands of the northeastern United States where he enjoys the outdoors and tries to keep warm.