H. Franklin Percival

H. Franklin Percival

Position: Courtesy Associate Professor

Educational Background:
Ph.D.: 1972, Zoology, Clemson University
M.S.: 1968, Zoology, Clemson University
B.S.: 1966, Biology, University of South Carolina

Professional Experience:
University of Florida
Courtesy Assistant and Associate Professor, 1981 to present.

Teaching Responsibilities at UF (last 5 years):
Spring 2005-2010 - WIS 6544 - Administration in Natural Resources

Graduate Students (last 5 years):
Chair/co-chair: PhD 4; MS 7
Committee member: PhD 8; MS 10

Research area:
Wetlands wildlife ecology, alligator research, team and collaborative research, unmanned aerial systems research.

Grants/Contracts/Gifts (last 5 years):
$1,940,000 (FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, US Army Corps of Engineers, and St. Johns River Water Management District)

Publications (Career Summary)
65 refereed journal articles, and 5 book chapters.

Selected Publications

Garmestani, A. S., H. F. Percival, and K. M. Portier. 2001. Preliminary evaluation of helicopter survey as a method of assessing sea turtle nesting distribution in the Ten Thousands Islands of Florida. Marine Turtle Newsletter 93: 1-5.

Rice, K. G., H. F. Percival, and A. R. Woodward. 1992. Alligator nest detection probabilities during aerial survey in Florida. In Crocodiles. Proceedings of the 11th Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN.

Rice, K. G., H. F. Percival, and A. R. Woodward. 2002. Estimating sighting proportions of American alligator nests during helicopter survey. 2000 Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 54: 314-321.

Rice, K.G., H. F. Percival, A. R. Woodward, and M. L. Jennings. 1999. Effects of egg hatchling harvest on American alligators in Florida. Journal of Wildlife Management 63(4): 1193-1200.

Jones, G. P., IV, L. G. Pearlstine, and H. F. Percival. 2006. In Press. An assessment of small unmanned aerial vehicles for wildlife research. Wildl. Soc. Bull.

Geissler, P. H., D. D. Dolton, R. Field, R. A. Coon, H. F. Percival, D. W. Hayne, L. D. Soileau and R. R. George. 1987. Mourning dove nesting: seasonal patterns and effects of September hunting. U.S. Department of the Interior Resource Publication 168. Pp. 33.

Percival, H. F., C. L. Montague and A.V. Zale. 1987. A summary of positive and negative aspects of coastal wetland impoundments as habitat for waterfowl. Pages 224 – 232, in Whitman, W. R. (ed.). Waterfowl and Wetlands Symposium. Delaware Department of Natural Resources, Wilmington, DE.

Jennings, M. L., H. F. Percival and A. R. Woodward. 1988. Evaluation of alligator hatchling and egg removal from three Florida lakes. Proc. 24th Ann. Conf. Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Pp. 283-294.

Darby, P. C., P. L. Valentine-Darby, and H. F. Percival and W. M. Kitchens. 2004. Florida apple snail responses to lake habitat restoration activity. Archiv Für Hydrobiologie 161(4): 561-175.

Darby, P.C., R. E. Bennetts and H. F. Percival. 2008. Dry down impacts on apple snail demography: implications for wetlands water management. Wetlands 28 (1): 204-214

Jacobson, S. K., J. K. Morris, J. S. Sanders, E. N. Wiley, M. B. Brooks, R. E. Bennetts, H .F. Percival, and S. Marynowski. 2006. Understanding, measuring, and overcoming barriers to the implementation of an adaptive land management program. Conservation Biology 20 (5): 1516-1527.

Watts, A. C., W. S. Bowman, A. H. El-Rahman, A. Mohamed, B. E. Wilkinson, J. Perry, Y. O. Kaddoura, and K. Lee 2008. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) for ecological research and natural-resource monitoring. Ecological Restoration, 26: 13-14.

Fujisaki, I., K. G. Rice, A. R. Woodward, H. F. Percival. 2007. Possible generational effects of habitat degradation on
alligator reproduction. Journal of Wildlife Management 71 (7): 2284-2289.

Honeyfield, D. C., J. P. Ross, D. A. Carbonneau, S. P. Terrel, A. R. Woodward, T. R. Schoeb, H. F. Percival, J. P. Hinterkopf. 2008. Pathology, physiologic parameters, tissue contaminants, and tissue thiamine in morbid and healthy central Florida American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44 (2): 280-294.