James Kellam Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology

Education
  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • B.A., College of the Atlantic
Expertise/Interests
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Ornithology
  • Wildlife Biology
Contact
Email james.kellam@stvincent.edu
Phone 724-805-2171
Office Location
Dupre Science Pavilion, N108
Publications
  • Kellam J.S. 2003. Pair bond maintenance in pileated woodpeckers at roost sites during autumn. Wilson Bulletin 115: 186-192.
  • Kellam J.S., Wingfield J.C., and Lucas J.R. 2004. Nonbreeding season pairing behavior and the annual cycle of testosterone in male and female downy woodpeckers, Picoides pubescens. Hormones and Behavior 46: 703-714.
  • Koenig W.D., Walters E.L., Walters J.R., Kellam J.S., Michalek K.G., and Schrader M.S. 2005. Seasonal body weight variation in five species of woodpeckers. The Condor 107: 810-822.
  • Kellam J.S., Lucas J.R., and Wingfield J.C. 2006. The role of testosterone in male downy woodpeckers in winter home range use, mate interactions and female foraging behaviour. Animal Behaviour 71: 695-707.
  • Kellam, J.S. 2014. Rare extra-pair copulation in Downy Woodpeckers. Northeastern Naturalist 21: N8-N12.
  • Kellam, J.S. and J.R. Lucas. 2014. Exogenous testosterone in male Downy Woodpeckers leads to reduced calling behavior of both males and their female partners during the nonbreeding period. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126: 249-260.
  • Hutchinson, D.K. and J. S. Kellam. 2015. A test of the self-medication hypothesis for anting behavior in Blue Jays. BIOS 86: 144-151.
Courses Taught
  • Conservation Biology and Lab
  • Endangered Species Conservation
  • General Biology I and Lab
  • Human Biology and Lab
  • Junior Research Seminar
  • Ornithology
  • Research Project
  • Research Thesis
  • Wildlife Biology and Lab
Presentations
  • Hutchinson, D.K. and J. S. Kellam. 2015. A test of the self-medication hypothesis for anting behavior in Blue Jays. BIOS 86: 144-151.
  • Kellam J.S. 2003. Pair bond maintenance in pileated woodpeckers at roost sites during autumn. Wilson Bulletin 115: 186-192.
  • Kellam J.S., Lucas J.R., and Wingfield J.C. 2006. The role of testosterone in male downy woodpeckers in winter home range use, mate interactions and female foraging behaviour. Animal Behaviour 71: 695-707.
  • Kellam J.S., Wingfield J.C., and Lucas J.R. 2004. Nonbreeding season pairing behavior and the annual cycle of testosterone in male and female downy woodpeckers, Picoides pubescens. Hormones and Behavior 46: 703-714.
  • Kellam, J.S. 2014. Rare extra-pair copulation in Downy Woodpeckers. Northeastern Naturalist 21: N8-N12.
  • Kellam, J.S. and J.R. Lucas. 2014. Exogenous testosterone in male Downy Woodpeckers leads to reduced calling behavior of both males and their female partners during the nonbreeding period. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126: 249-260.
  • Koenig W.D., Walters E.L., Walters J.R., Kellam J.S., Michalek K.G., and Schrader M.S. 2005. Seasonal body weight variation in five species of woodpeckers. The Condor 107: 810-822.
Projects
  • 2006 Convener of a scientific panel: “Crows in Lancaster: A Community Forum on Minimizing Human-Crow Conflict,” co-sponsored by Franklin & Marshall College’s Center for Liberal Arts and Society and the Lancaster Bird Club. Franklin & Marshall College, Oct
  • 2006-2007 Collaboration with Dr. Margaret Brittingham (Pennsylvania State University) on American Crow research. Subcontract work funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Franklin & Marshall College Faculty Research Fund.
  • 2013-2018 Co-Principle Investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation S-STEM Program to Saint Vincent College: "Biology Scholars: Literature, Laboratory, and Leadership Program." Principle Investigator: J. Koehl and Co-PIs A. Gahr, S. Jodis.
  • 2015 Sabbatical research on woodpecker nesting behavior and spatial relationships at Powdermill Nature Reserve.