Tim Parker

Professor of Biology

Hall of Science 210


Research Interests: evolution and ecology, especially of birds; sources of bias in empirical research.

Courses: Ecology, Natural History and Ecology, Introduction to Environmental Studies, Biodiversity.

B.A. Clark University, International Development, 1992
M.S. Kansas State University, Biology, 1997
Ph.D. University of New Mexico, Biology, 2002

Parker, T. H., B. Sousa, S. T. Leu, S. Edmondson, C. Foo, A. Strauss, H. Kahl, K. Ballinger, E. Ross, M. Große Ruse, M. Sandsten, B. H. F. Verheijen, W. Jensen. 2021. Cultural conformity and persistence in dickcissel song are higher in locations in which males show high site fidelity. Ornithology. doi: 10.1093/ornithology/ukab061. Pre-print doi: 10.32942/osf.io/vct6e

O'Dea, R, E., M. Lagisz, M. D. Jennions, J. Koricheva, D. W. A. Noble, T. H. Parker, J. Gurevitch, M. J. Page, G. Steward, D. Moher, S. Nakagawa. 2021. Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses in ecology and evolutionary biology: a PRISMA extension. Biological Reviews. doi: 10.1111/brv.12721

O'Dea, R, E., T. H. Parker, Y. En Chee, A. Culina, S. M. Drobniak, D. H. Duncan, F. Fidler, E. Gould, M. Ihle, C. D. Kelly, M. Lagisz, D. G. Roche, A. Sánchez-Tójar, D. P. Wilkinson, B. C. Wintle, S. Nakagawa. 2021. Towards open, reliable, and transparent ecology and evolutionary biology. BMC Biology. 19: 68. doi: 10.1186/s12915-021-01006-3

Shriver, R. K., E. Campbell, C. Dailey, H. Gaya, A. Hill, S. Kuzminski, M. Miller-Bartley, K. Moen, R. Moettus, E. Oschrin, D. Reese, M. Simonson, A. Willson, T. H. Parker. 2021. Local landscape position impacts demographic rates in a widespread steppe bunchgrass. Ecosphere. 12: e03351. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.3351

Fraser, H., A. Barnett, T. H. Parker, F. Fidler. 2020. The role of replication studies in ecology. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.6330

Parker. T.H., H. Fraser, S. Nakagawa. 2019. Making conservation science more reliable with preregistration and registered reports. Conservation Biology. 33: 747-750. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13342

Fraser, H., T. H. Parker, S. Nakagawa, A. Barnett, F. Fidler. 2018. Questionable research practices in ecology and evolution. PLOS ONE 13(7): e0200303. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200303 pre-print doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/AJYQG

Parker, T.H., E. I. Greig, S. Nakagawa, M. Parra, A. C. Dalisio. 2018. Subspecies status and methods explain strength of response to local versus foreign song by oscine birds in meta-analysis. Animal Behaviour. 142: 1-17. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.05.023 (click for data)

Parker, T.H.,S. Griffith, J. Bronstein, F. Fidler, S. Foster, H. Fraser, W. Forstmeier, J. Gurevitch, J. Koricheva, R. Seppelt, M. Tingley, S. Nakagawa. 2018. Empowering peer reviewers with a checklist to improve transparency. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2: 929-935. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0545-z, pre-print doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/U4MXD, supplement: publisher website

Parra, M., A. C. Dalisio , W. E. Jensen, and T. H. Parker. 2017. Male territorial aggression does not drive conformity to local vocal culture in a passerine bird. Ethology. 123: 800-810. doi: 10.1111/eth.12648 (click for data)

Forstmeier, W, E.-J. Wagonmakers,T. H. Parker. 2017. Detecting and avoiding likely false-positive findings – a practical guide. Biological Reviews. 92:1941-1968. doi: 10.1111/brv.12315

Parker, T. H., W. Forstmeier, J. Koricheva, F. Fidler, J. D. Hadfield, Y. E. Chee, C. D. Kelly, J, Gurevitch, S. Nakagawa. 2016. Transparency in ecology and evolution: real problems, real solutions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 31: 711-719. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.07.002