H. Dawn Wilkins, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Tennessee at Martin 
Martin, TN 38238


I received my B.S. in Natural Resources Management with a concentration in Wildlife Biology from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

I received my M.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Applied Ecology from Eastern Kentucky University. My thesis focused on acoustic communication in Red-bellied Woodpeckers.

I received my Ph.D. is in Biological Sciences from Mississippi State University. My dissertation focused on the winter foraging ecology of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

I teach a number of classes at UT Martin including Animal Ecology, Ecological Methodology, Field Investigations in Biology, Conservation Biology, and Field Ornithology (at the Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station).

My undergraduate reserach program investigates different aspects of the life history and ecology of common birds in northwest Tennessee. I am primarily interested in the woodpecker communities in bottomland hardwood forests, but I also work with other common birds such as chickadees, titmice, owls, herons/egrets, osprey, etc.

I can be reached at hwilkins@utm.edu.