Fred J. Alsop III, Professor

Biology, ecology, populations and distribution of birds including wildlife photography and book authorship.

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1972

 Contact Information:

(423) 439-6838 

Research Interests

General research interests are in the population biology of vertebrates, especially birds. Previous studies have focused on state-listed avian species and sympatric species of the higher elevations of the Southern Appalachians.

Selected Publications

Laughlin AJ, Karsai I, and Alsop FJ. 2013. Habitat Partitioning and Niche Overlap of Two Forest Thrushes in the Southern Appalachian  Spruce-Fir Forests.The Condor.115(2):394-402.

Hamed K, Alsop FJ, and Laughlin TF. 2008. Life History Traits of the Tennessee Dace (Phoxinus tennesseensis) in Northeast Tennessee.  Amer. Midland Naturalist. 160:289-299.

Alsop F J. 2004. America's Backyard Birds. Crane Hill Publishers, Birmingham.

Alsop F J. 2003. Smithsonian Handbooks, Birds of Canada. D.K. Publishing, Inc. 400 pgs.

Alsop F J. 2001. Smithsonian Birds of North America. D.K. Publishing, Inc., NY and London. 1008 pgs ISBN 0-7894-8001-8.

Courses Taught

  • Ecology (BIOL3350)
  • Coastal Biology (BIOL4037/5037)
  • Appalachian Fauna (BIOL4257/5257)
  • Ornithology (BIOL4477/5477)
  • Ichthyology (BIOL4467/5467)