Troy L. Best

Office Location:  
350 Funchess Hall

Mailing Address:
331 Funchess Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Tel: (334) 844‑9260
Fax: (334) 844-9234
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Ph.D. - Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (1976)
M.S. - Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (1971)
B.S. - Biology, Anthropology & Secondary Education, Eastern New Mexico Univ., Portales, NM (1967)

• Vertebrate Ecology, Systematics, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Herpetology.
• Biogeography of North American deserts and Endangered Species.

Romero-Almaraz, M. C. Wooten, and T. L. Best. In press. Flight speeds of three species of Neotropical bats (Glossophaga soricina, Natalus stramineus, and Carollia subrufa). Acta Chiropterologica.

Schnell, G. D., M. L. Kennedy, C. Sánchez-Hernández, M. de L. Romero-Almaraz, B. D. N. Estevez, J.A. Guerrero, T. L. Best, M. C. Wooten, and R. D. Owen. In press. A species of increased concern in a biodiversity hotspot: conservation status, demographic features, and habitat preference of the endemic marsh deer mouse (Peromyscus perfulvus). The Southwestern Naturalist.

Hester, L. C., and T. L. Best. 2007. Rabies in bats from Alabama. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 42:291-299. 

White, J. A., P. R. Moosman, Jr., C. H. Kilgore, and T. L. Best. 2006. First record of the eastern pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus) from southern New Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist, 51:420-422. 

López‑González, C., and T. L. Best. 2006. Current status of wintering sites of Mexican free‑tailed bats Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana (Chiroptera: Molossidae) from Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico. Vertebrata Mexicana, 18:13-22.

Mantooth, S. L., and T. L. Best. 2005. Chaetodipus eremicusMammalian Species, 768:1-3.

Mantooth, S. L., and T. L. Best. 2005. Chaetodipus penicillatusMammalian Species, 767:1-7.

Hunt, J. L., J. E. Morris, and T. L. Best. 2004. Nyctomys sumichrastiMammalian Species, 754:106.



Human Anatomy & Physiology I - BIOL2500 Advanced Mammalogy - BIOL7060 
Human Anatomy & Physiology II - BIOL2510 Ecology & Behavior of Bats - BIOL7980 
Mammalogy - BIOL5760/6760  Desert Mammals - BIOL7980 
Field Biology & Ecology - BIOL5160/6160   
Undergraduate Research - BIOL4980 

Last updated: 03/09/2011