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A. Floyd Scott

Professor EmeritusFloyd Scott


Ph.D. Auburn University, 1976
M.S. Austin Peay State University, 1967

Research Interests

Distribution of amphibians and reptiles in Tennessee

Current Projects

Coauthor and website manager of the following Internet resources:

Atlas of Amphibians in Tennessee
A historical summary of the study of amphibians in Tennessee.  The environmental setting of the state is described in terms of physiography, climate, drainages, soils, vegetation, and eco-regions.  Distribution Maps are provided for 21 species of frogs and 45 species of salamanders.  Accompanying each map are short narraticves on the species' distribution, ecology, and taxonomy.  Questionable and erroneous species reports are also discussed.

Atlas of Reptiles in Tennessee
This website presents a distributional...

Selected Publications

Snyder, David H., A. Floyd Scott, Edmund J. Zimmerer, and David F. Frymire. 2016. Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes. The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington. 154 pp.

Ennen, J. R. and A. F. Scott. 2013. Home range characteristics and overwintering ecology of the stripe-necked musk turtle (Sternotherus minor peltifer) in middle Tennessee. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 12:199-203.

Crabtree, T., D. Estes, and A. F. Scott. 2010. Agkistrodon piscivorous (Geographic Distribution). Herpetological Review 41:378-379.

Ennen, J. R. and A. F. Scott. 2008. Diel movement behavior of the stripe-necked musk turtle (Sternotherus minor peltifer) in middle Tennessee. American Midland Naturalist 160:278-288.

Davenport, J. M., J. R. Ennen, and A. F. Scott. 2005. New records for amphibians from counties in south-central Tennessee. Herpetological Review 36:209-210.

Petranka, J. W., C. K. Smith, and A. Floyd Scott. 2004. Identifying the minimal demographic unit for monitoring pond-breeding amphibians. Ecological Applications 14:1065-1078.

Bufalino, A. P. and A. F. Scott. 2003. The distribution of Nerodia erythrogaster in the lower Cumberland River basin of Kentucky and Tennessee. Herpetological Review 34:77-78.

Lindeman, P. V. and A. F. Scott. 2001. Over three decades of persistence of a small and apparently isolated population of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) in a Kentucky reservoir. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:206-208.

Scott, A. F., S. Sutton, and S. Williamson. 2000. New county records of amphibians and turtles from the western Highland Rim of central Tennessee. Herpetological Review 31:117-118.