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Islam_Kamal

Kamal Islam

Professor

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CL 231a  Phone: 765-285-8847  

Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Related Link
Personal Web site

Oregon State University, Ph.D. 1992
Oregon State University, M.Sc. 1985
Colorado State University, B.Sc. 1980
State University of New York at Cobleskill, A.A.S. 1978

Research Interests
General:
Ornithology, wildlife biology and management, taxonomy

Specific:


  • Conservation of rare and endangered species
  • Comparative field-based studies that investigate the evolution of mating systems particularly sexually selected traits such as courtship displays and vocalizations
  • Gamebird biology and management
  • Demographic studies
  • Landscape ecology (habitat fragmentation)
  • Habitat selection
  • Effects of cowbird parasitism on neotropical migrant songbirds

Recent Publications

McKillip, S.R. and K. Islam. 2009. Vocalization attributes of Cerulean Warbler song and pairing status. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(2):273-282.

Register, S and K. Islam. 2008. Effects of silvicultural treatments on Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea) abundance in southern Indiana. Forest Ecology and Management 255:3502-3505.

Buehler, D.A., J.J. Giocomo, J. Jones, P.B. Hamel, C.M. Rogers, T.A. Beachy, D.W. Varble, C.P. Nicholson, K.L. Roth, J. Barg, R.J. Robertson, J.R. Robb, and K. Islam. 2008. Cerulean Warbler Reproduction, Survival, and Models of Population Decline. The Journal of Wildlife Management 72(3):646-653.

Roth, K. L. and K. Islam. 2008. Habitat Selection and Reproductive Success of Cerulean Warblers in Indiana. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(1):105-110.

Jones, K.C., K.L. Roth, K. Islam, P.B. Hamel, and C.G. Smith, III. 2007. Incidence of nest material kleptoparasitism involving Cerulean Warblers. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(2):271-275.

Roth, K. L. and K. Islam. 2007. Do Cerulean Warblers (Dendroica cerulea) exhibit clustered territoriality? American Midland Naturalist 157(2):345-355.

Jones, K. and K. Islam. 2006. Selection of song perches by Cerulean Warblers. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 115(1):37-43.

K. Islam. 2006. Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. The Condor 108(1):247-248.

Allen, J. and K. Islam. 2004. Gender differences in parental feeding effort of Cerulean Warblers at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, Indiana. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 113(2):162-165.  

Course Schedule
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  • Course
    Senior Honors Projec
    No.
    499
    Section
    70
    Section
    0000-0000
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    Location
  • Course
    Ornithology
    No.
    440
    Section
    1
    Section
    0800-0950
    Days
    R
    Location
    CL 230
  • Course
    Ornithology
    No.
    440
    Section
    1
    Section
    0800-0850
    Days
    M F
    Location
    CL 230
  • Course
    Herpetology
    No.
    445
    Section
    1
    Section
    0800-0950
    Days
    W
    Location
    CL 230
  • Course
    Herpetology
    No.
    445
    Section
    1
    Section
    1000-1050
    Days
    M F
    Location
    CL 230
  • Course
    Ornithology
    No.
    540
    Section
    1
    Section
    0800-0950
    Days
    R
    Location
    CL 230
  • Course
    Ornithology
    No.
    540
    Section
    1
    Section
    0800-0850
    Days
    M F
    Location
    CL 230
  • Course
    Herpetology
    No.
    545
    Section
    1
    Section
    0800-0950
    Days
    W
    Location
    CL 230
  • Course
    Herpetology
    No.
    545
    Section
    1
    Section
    1000-1050
    Days
    M F
    Location
    CL 230