About My Book

Title of the Book

American Alligators: Habitats, Behaviors, and Threats


Scott Henke

Co Authors

Cord B. Eversole, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Texas A&M University – Kingsville


Scott E. Henke
1150 Engineering Avenue
, MSC 228
, Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences Department
Kleberg Agriculture Building
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas

Present Position

Scott E. Henke is a research scientist with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and a Regents Professor and Chair within the Department of Animal, Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences with Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He also is co-Editor of the book Becoming a Wildlife Professional. The two researchers have teamed up and published extensively within herpetological journals, with the main emphasis of their collaborative research concerning the American alligator.

Cord B. Eversole received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and has 15 years of experience working with alligators and other herpetofauna. He has worked as a wildlife researcher for the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University- Kingsville since 2010.

National and International Conferences, Meetings and Conventions

Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society 9-11 February 2018 Dallas, Texas
IUCN Crocodilian Specialist Group Working Meeting 7-10 May 2018 Santa Fe, Argentina
Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 11-15 July 2018 Rochester, New York
The Wildlife Society Conference 7-11 October 2018 Cleveland, Ohio

Description of the Book that can be Used in a Scholarly or Scientific Journal

American Alligators: Habitats, Behaviors, and Threats is an essential addition to the library of vertebrate scientists, herpetologists, and most importantly crocodilian biologists. The book contains the most comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge about American alligator biology, behavior, distribution, diet, ecology, genetics, habitat use, physiology, parasitology, toxicology, and management by the leading experts of alligator professionals from around the world. Each chapter contains a comprehensive description of past research concerning each topic, new knowledge and interpretations of the topic, and suggestions of future research needs. This all-encompassing approach to the synthesis of past, present, and future knowledge of American alligators will make this a highly sought and referenced volume of work.

For Whom the Book is Written

Researchers of crocodilians; Wildlife biologists; Employees of State and Federal wildlife agencies; Outdoor enthusiasts, especially of wetlands.

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