King CV

Contact Information
Dr. Joshua King
Biology Department
University of Central Florida
Biological Science Building
4110 Libra Dr.
Orlando, FL 32816-2368
(407) 823-1082 (voice)
(407) 823-5769 (fax) (website)

2004    Ph.D., Entomology, University of Florida.
1998    M.A., Education, Tufts University
1997    B.S. Biology, cum laude, Tufts University

Professional Experience
2015- Associate Professor, Biology Department, University of Central Florida.
2011-5 Assistant Professor, Biology Department, University of Central Florida.
2008-11 Assistant Professor. Biology Department, Central Connecticut State University. Coordinator, Professional Education Program (secondary education teaching certification), Biology Department, CCSU.
2005-08 Postdoctoral Associate. Biological Sciences, Florida State University.


2016-18 Florida Fish and Wildlife Service. Eliminating fire ants around Florida Grasshopper Sparrow nests.

2015 Sea Turtle Grants Program. A rapid, non-toxic system for control of fire ants along Florida beaches, with special emphasis on Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County, Florida.

2010-14   NSF DEB 1020415 Collaborative research: Community assembly in natural and disturbed ecosystems: testing the role of ecological sorting in ant community assembly. + REU supplements.
Conservation Biology and Conservation Biology Theory: Development and application of theory, principles, factual knowledge, and techniques of population ecology, community ecology, landscape ecology, biogeography, and systematics to the conservation of biodiversity.  4 credits. Graduate students.

Conservation Biology: A class room course focused on the science of conservation biology with an emphasis on the impact of humans on the environment.  3 credits. Undergraduate biology majors.

Graduate students


Leo Ohyama

Philip Schadegg


Christen Steele, MA Biology Summer 2016

Hester Dingle, MA (non-thesis) Biology Spring 2016

Vinnie Coello, MA (non-thesis) Biology Spring 2016

Robert Clark, MA Biology Fall 2010.

Raquel Carson, MA Biology Summer 2010.


Professional Service
Subject editor, Annals of the Entomological Society of America
Guest editor: Southeastern Naturalist

Entomological Society of America
International Union for the Study of Social Insects
Ecological Society of America