Union University
Union University Dept of Biology

Faculty & Instructional Staff


Dr. Andy Madison

Associate Professor of Biology
Certified Wildlife Biologist
322A White Hall, Box 3148
Union University
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
(731) 661-5127
Personal web page


  • B.S.; University of Tennessee
  • M.S.; University of Kentucky
  • Ph.D.; Kansas State University

Majors Advised

  • Biology with Zoology Concentration
  • Conservation Biology

Courses Commonly Taught

  • BIO 303: Natural Resource Policy
  • BIO 305: Conservation Techniques
  • BIO 335: Conservation Biology
  • BIO 357: Ornithology
  • BIO 425: Introduction to Research
  • BIO 426: Research Experience
  • BIO 427: Research Presentation

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Wildlife management
  • Conservation ecology

Recent undergraduate research projects supervised

  • Clark, Patrick. Avian and vegetation community differences between an established bottomland forest and a conservation easement.
  • Maylott, Taylor. Effectiveness of thermal imaging in wild turkey surveys.
  • Johnson, William. Examining wildlife populations in urban vs. rural areas in West Tennessee.
  • Parker, Buckley. Evaluating CP33 habitat buffers for grassland birds.
  • Tie, Joy. Comparing habitat use of wild turkeys between spring and winter seasons using GIS.