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Kamal Islam, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biology
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306

Email: kislam@bsu.edu


Educational Background
 
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
 

Professional Background
 
Ball State University, 1998 to present
Faculty Research Associate with the Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, Oregon State University, OR, 1995-97
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, IN, 1993-95
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Lewis and Clark College, OR, 1992

 

General Research Interest

Specific Research Interest

Courses Currently Teaching

Publications

Auer, S.A., K. Islam, K.W. Barnes, and J.A. Brown.  2013.  Documentation of predation of a nestling Cerulean Warbler by a Red-bellied Woodpecker. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125(3):642-646.

Kaminski, K. J. and K. Islam.  2013.  Effects of Silviculture on Abundance and Spatial Characteristics of Cerulean Warbler Territories.  American Midland Naturalist 170(1):111-120. 

Islam, K., K. J. Kaminski, M. M. MacNeil, and L. P. Young.  2013.  The Cerulean Warbler in Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests, Indiana: Pre-treatment Data on Abundance and Spatial Characteristics of Territories.  Pages 61-77 in Swihart, Robert K.; Saunders, Michael R.; Kalb, Rebecca A.; Haulton, G. Scott; Michler, Charles H., eds. The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: a framework for studying responses to forest management. General Technical Report NRS-P-108. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 350 pp.

Islam, K., J. Wagner, R. Dibala, M. MacNeil, K. Kaminski, and L. (Prichard) Young.  2012.  Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) response to changes in forest structure in Indiana.  Ornitologia Neotropical 23 (Supplement):335–341.

K. Islam.  2009.  Birds of Pakistan.  The Quarterly Review of Biology 84(4):425.

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

Islam, K.  2003.  Gray Partridge. Pp. 173-174 in Birds of Oregon: A General Reference. D.B. Marshall, M.G. Hunter, and A.L.       Contreras, Eds. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR.

Islam, K.  2003.  Ring-necked Pheasant. Pp. 174-176 in Birds of Oregon: A General Reference. D.B. Marshall, M.G. Hunter, and A.L. Contreras, Eds. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR.

Islam, K.  2003.  Northern Bobwhite. Pp. 189-190 in Birds of Oregon: A General Reference. D.B. Marshall, M.G. Hunter, and A.L. Contreras, Eds. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR.

Islam, K.  2003.  Wandering Tattler. Pp. 219-220 in Birds of Oregon: A General Reference. D.B. Marshall, M.G. Hunter, and A.L. Contreras, Eds. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR.

Islam, K.  2003.  Surfbird. Pp. 231-232 in Birds of Oregon: A General Reference. D.B. Marshall, M.G. Hunter, and A.L. Contreras, Eds. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR.

Islam, K.  2003.  Rock Sandpiper. Pp. 241-242 in Birds of Oregon: A General Reference. D.B. Marshall, M.G. Hunter, and A.L. Contreras, Eds. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR.

Islam, K.  2002.  Second sight record of Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) on Dominica. El Pitirre 15(2):77. 

Islam, K.  2002.  Heermann’s Gull (Larus heermanni). In The Birds of North America, No. 643 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

Islam, K., and R.N. Williams.  2000.  Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) and Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus). In The Birds of North America, No. 520 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

Islam, K.,1999 Erckel's Francolin(Francolinus erckelli),Black Francolin(Francolinus francolinus),and Gray Francolin(Francolinus pondicerianus).In The Birds of North america,No.394-396(A.Poole and F.Gill,eds.). The Birds of North America,Inc.,Philadelphia,PA.

Islam, K.,and J.A. Crawford. 1998. Comparative displays among four species of tragopans and their derivation and function. Ethology, Ecology & Evolution 10(1):17-32.

Islam, K. 1997. Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora). In The Birds of North America, No. 304 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.

Islam, K., and J.A. Crawford. 1996. A comparison of four vocalizations of the genus Tragopan Aves, Phasianidae. Ethology 102(6):481-494.

Islam, K. 1994. Oregon's first verified record of a Lark Bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys). Oregon Birds 20(3):84.

Islam, K., and J.A. Crawford. 1993. Sex ratio in Western Tragopans and its implications for population estimation. Pages 131-133 in D. Jenkins (ed.), Proc. of 5th Intl. Pheasant symposium, World Pheasant Assoc. 1992, Lahore, Pakistan.

Islam, K. 1991. In search of the western tragopan. World Pheasant Assoc. News 31:11-15.

Islam, K., and J.A. Crawford. 1987. Habitat use by western tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus (Gray) in northeastern Pakistan. Biol. Conserv. 40:101-115.

Islam, K., and J.A. Crawford. 1986. Summary of western tragopan project in Pakistan with recommendations for conservation of the species. Pages 32-37 in Proc. of 3rd Intl. Pheasant symposium, World Pheasant Assoc. 1986, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 150pp.

Islam, K., and J.A. Crawford. 1985. Brood habitat and roost sites of western tragopans in northeastern Pakistan. J. World Pheasant Assoc. 10:7-14.

Ridley, M.W., and K. Islam. 1985. Report on Cheer Pheasant reintroduction project, Pakistan. Pages 150-165 in Proc. of 2nd Intl. Pheasant symposium, World Pheasant Assoc. 1982, Srinagar, India. 170pp.

Islam, K. 1985. Status and distribution of the western tragopan in northeastern Pakistan. Pages 44-50 in Proc. of 2nd Intl. Pheasant symposium, World Pheasant Assoc. 1982, Srinagar, India. 170pp.

Islam, K. 1983. Distribution, habitat and status of the western tragopan in Pakistan. Pages 37-44 in Proc. of Jean Delacour/IFCB symposium on breeding birds in captivity 1983, Los Angeles, California. 622pp.

Gaston, A.J., K. Islam, and J.A. Crawford. 1983. The current status of the western tragopan. J. World Pheasant Assoc. 8:40-49.

Islam, K. 1978. Sighting of the Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura) in Pakistan. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 75:924-925.

Invited Papers and Symposia

Sasha A. Auer, Kevin W. Barnes and Kamal Islam.  2013.  Effects of silviculture on Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) abundance, territory size and reproductive success in southern Indiana.  Poster presented at the 9th North American Forest Ecology Workshop held from 16 –20 June, 2013 at the Bloomington Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana.

Dustin Owen, Evin T. Carter, Matthew L. Holding, Ignacio T. Moore, and Kamal Islam.  2013.  Assessing Impacts of Roads on Copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix) from a Physiological Perspective.  Abstract published and poster presented by Dustin Owen at the joint Indiana Chapters of The American Fisheries Society, The Wildlife Society, and the Society of American Foresters held from 19-20 March 2013 at Lafayette, Indiana. 

Dustin Owen, Kamal Islam, Matthew L. Holding, Ignacio T. Moore, and Evin T. Carter.  2013.  Effects of Roads on Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) Stress Physiology.  Abstract published and paper presented by Dustin Owen at the 128th Annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 9 March 2013, JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indiana.

R. Dibala and K. Islam.  2012.  Conspecific Social Cues Strongly Influence Male Cerulean Warbler Settlement Patterns.  Abstract published and paper presented at the V North American Ornithological Conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 14-18 August. 

Ryan Dibala and Kamal Islam.  2012.  Cerulean Warbler Age-specific Demography and Mating Success.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 127th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 10 March 2012, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.               

Jennifer Wagner, Kamal Islam, and Keith Summerville.  2012.  Nesting Ecology in Relation to Prey Abundance for the Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea).  Abstract published and paper presented at the 127th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 10 March 2012, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Jennifer Strong and Kamal Islam.  2012.  Invasive Cane Toad (Rhinella marina) sexual dimorphism and prey items in New South Wales, Australia.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 127th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 10 March 2012, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Ryan Dibala and Kamal. Islam.  2012.  Cerulean Warbler Age-specific Demography and Mating Success in a Managed Forest.  Abstract published and paper presented at the at the 2012 Joint spring meeting of the Indiana Chapters of The American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society on 22-23 February 2012, Indianapolis, IN.   

Jennifer Wagner, Kamal Islam, and Keith Summerville.  2012.  Prey Abundance Predicts an Insectivorous Bird's Territory Placement and Nest Success.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 2012 Joint spring meeting of the Indiana Chapters of The American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society on 22-23 February 2012, Indianapolis, IN.

Jennifer Strong and Kamal Islam.  2012.  Sexual Dimorphism and Prey Items of the Invasive Marine Toad (Rhinella marina) in New South Wales, Australia.  Abstract published and poster presented at the 2012 Joint spring meeting of the Indiana Chapters of The American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society on 22-23 February 2012, Indianapolis, IN. 

Jennifer Wagner and Kamal Islam.  2011.  Reproductive and Population Response of the Cerulean Warbler to Silviculture Treatments.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 72nd annual Fish and Wildlife Conference held 4-7 December 2011, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Kamal Islam, Jennifer Wagner, Ryan Dibala, Margaret MacNeil, Kyle Kaminski, and Lila (Prichard) Young.  2011.  Cerulean warbler response to changes in forest structure in Indiana.  Abstract published and paper presented at the Joint Neotropical Ornithology Congress & VIII Peruvian Ornithology Congress, Cusco, Peru, 8-14 November 2011.

Jennifer Wagner and Kamal Islam.  2011.  Cerulean Warbler response to forest harvest. Paper presented at the Indiana Society of American Foresters, Brown County Inn, Nashville, Indiana, 29-30 September 2011.

Kamal Islam, Ryan Dibala, Kyle Kaminski, Margaret MacNeil, Jennifer Wagner, and Lila (Prichard) Young.  2011.  The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: do silvicultural treatments affect Cerulean Warbler population relative abundance and territory size and placement in southern Indiana.  Abstract published and paper presented at the Joint Association of Field ornithologists, Cooper ornithological Society, and Wilson Ornithological Society Conference held 9-12 March 2011, Kearney, Nebraska.

Wagner, J., R. Dibala, and K. Islam.  2011.  Cerulean Warbler Population Response to Silvicultural Treatments.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 126th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 4-5 March 2011, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dibala, R., J. Wagner, and K. Islam.  2011.  The effects of silvicultural on territory characteristics and abundance of the Cerulean Warbler.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 2011 Joint spring meeting of the Indiana Chapter of The American Fisheries Society and the Indiana Chapter of The Wildlife Society on 22-23 February 2011, The Gasthof, Montgomery, IN.

Islam, K. and M.M. MacNeil.  2010.  Do Male and Female Cerulean Warblers Adopt Similar Foraging Strategies on Their Breeding Grounds?  Abstract published and paper presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment held 15-16 November 2010, Purdue Wright Center, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Kaminski, K.J. and K. Islam.  2010.  Cerulean Warbler Abundance and Territory Characteristics Prior to Silvicultural Treatments in Southern Indiana.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment held 15-16 November 2010, Purdue Wright Center, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Wagner, J., R. Dibala, and K. Islam.  2010.  Cerulean Warbler Population Response in a Changing Environment.  Abstract published and poster presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment held 15-16 November 2010, Purdue Wright Center, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Kaminski, K.J. and K. Islam.  2009.  Initial Cerulean Warbler response to silvicultural treatments in Southern Indiana.  Poster presented at the 70th annual Fish and Wildlife Conference held 6-9 December 2009, Springfield, Illinois.

MacNeil, M.M. and K. Islam.  2009.  Foraging characteristics of the Cerulean Warbler in Southern Indiana.  Poster presented at the 70th annual Fish and Wildlife Conference held 6-9 December 2009, Springfield, Illinois.

Kaminski, K.J. and K. Islam.  2009.  Cerulean Warbler Relative Abundance Before and After Silvicultural treatments in Southern Indiana.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 125th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 22-23 October 2009, Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana.

Kaminski, K.J., M.M. MacNeil, and K. Islam.  2009.  Cerulean Warbler Foraging Habits and Territory Characteristics in Southern Indiana.  Abstract published and poster presented at the 2009 3rd Annual Meeting of The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment held 25-26 March 2009, Nashville, Indiana

MacNeil, M.M. and K. Islam.  2008.  Do Male and Female Cerulean Warblers Exhibit Different Foraging Behaviors?  Abstract published and paper presented at the 124th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 23-25 October 2008, University of Evansville.

Kaminski, K.J. and K. Islam.  2008.  Cerulean Warbler Response to Habitat Change in Southern Indiana.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 124th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 23-25 October 2008, University of Evansville.

Young (Prichard), L.C. and K. Islam.  2008.  Foraging Ecology of Cerulean Warbler in Southern Indiana.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 3 Cerulean Warbler Conservation Summit held in Bogotá and San Vicente de Chucuri, Colombia from 21-25 October, 2008.

Young (Prichard), L.C. and K. Islam.  2008.  Distribution of Cerulean Warblers in Proposed Silvicultural Study.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment held 9-10 April 2008, Purdue University, West Lafayette.

Prichard, L.C. and K. Islam.  2007.  Foraging Ecology of Cerulean Warblers in Southern Indiana.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 123rd annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 25-26 October 2007, University of Indianapolis.

Islam, K.  2007.  The Cerulean Warbler in Indiana: a mature forest dependent species?  Abstract published and paper presented at the 2007 Joint Indiana Chapter of The Wildlife Society & Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment 1st Annual Meeting held 22-23 March 2007, Indianapolis.

Register, S.M. and K. Islam.  2006.  Do silvicultural practices affect distribution and abundance of Cerulean Warblers?  Abstract published and paper presented at the 122nd annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 2-3 November, 2006, Ball State University.

Sara E. Barker, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, David A. Buehler, Paul B. Hamel, Kamal Islam, Jason Jones, Amanda Rodewald, and Petra Bohall Wood.  2006.  Cerulean Warbler population status, breeding habitats, and demographics.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 4th North American Ornithological Conference held 3-7 October 2006, Veracruz, Mexico.

Register, S.M. and K. Islam.  2005.  Effects of silvicultural regimes on Cerulean Warblers.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 121st annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 6-7 October 2005, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Jones, K.C. and K. Islam.  2005.  Do Cerulean Warblers select specific song perches?  Abstract published and paper presented at the 121st annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 6-7 October 2005, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Roth, K.L. and K. Islam.  2004.  Territorial clustering in Cerulean Warblers.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 120th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 28-29 October 2004, Hanover College.

Jones, K.C. and K. Islam.  2004.  Cerulean Warbler song perch selection within territories in the Hoosier National Forest.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 120th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 28-29 October 2004, Hanover College.

Roth, K.L. and K. Islam.  2004.  Clustered territories in Cerulean Warblers.  Abstract published and poster presented at the 122nd stated meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in conjunction with the 2004 annual meeting of the Society of Canadian Ornithologists held from 16-21 August 2004, Université Laval at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 

Allen, Joseph and K. Islam.  2004.  Gender Differences in Parental Feeding Effort of Cerulean Warblers.  Paper presented at Indiana Chapter of The Wildlife Society on 5 March 2004, Fourwinds Resort, Lake Monroe, IN.

Roth, K.L. and K. Islam.  2003.  Cerulean Warbler Breeding Biology.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 119th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 16-17 October 2003, Anderson University.                   

Roth, K.L. and K. Islam.  2003.  Cerulean Warbler Breeding Biology.  Abstract published and poster presented at the 121st stated meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union held from 6-9 August 2003, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. 

Roth, K.L. and K. Islam.  2003.  Cerulean Warbler Breeding Biology at Big Oaks NWR, Madison, IN.  Abstract published and poster presented at the 23rd annual Midwest Ecology and Evolution conference held 28-30 March 2003, University of Akron, Ohio.

Roth, K.L. and K. Islam.  2002.  Breeding Biology of the Cerulean Warbler in Southern Indiana.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 118th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 10-11 October 2002, Butler University, Indianapolis.

Islam, K., and C. Basile.  2002.  Characteristics of Cerulean Warbler territories in southern Indiana. Abstract published and poster presented at the 3rd North American Ornithological Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 24-28 September 2002. 

Basile, C. and K. Islam.  2001.  Territory size and characteristics of Cerulean Warblers in southern Indiana.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 117th annual Indiana Academy of Science meeting held 8-9 November 2001, Indiana University- Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

Basile, C. and K. Islam.  2001.  Habitat selection and territory size of Cerulean Warblers in southern Indiana.  Abstract published and poster presented at the joint 119th stated meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union and the 20th annual meeting of the Society of Canadian Ornithologists held from 16-18 August 2001, University of Washington, Seattle.

Islam, K., and C. Basile.  2001.  Status of the Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea) on its breeding grounds.  Abstract published and paper presented at the 13th meeting of the Society of Caribbean Ornithology held from 15-22 July 2001, Topes de Collantes, Cuba.                              

Reed, A.M., C.N. Vann, and K. Islam.  2000.  Sexing of monomorphic birds using DNA fingerprinting.  Poster presented at the Indiana Branch of American Society for Microbiology (IBASM) meeting held from 24-25 March 2000, Indianapolis, IN.

Desouza, S., and K. Islam.  2000.  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Science - Technology for the 21st Century Classroom.  Paper presented at the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. (HASTI) convention held from 10-11 February 2000 at the Indianapolis Convention Center, IN.

Islam, K., and J.A. Crawford. 1998. Comparative morphometric data in the genus Tragopan (Phasianinae): what lessons can we learn? Abstract published and poster presented at the North American Ornithological Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 6-12 April 1998.

Islam, K., and J.A. Crawford. 1997. Comparative displays and their function among four species of tragopans (Phasianinae). Abstract published and paper presented at the Cooper Ornithological Society 67th annual meeting, Hilo, Hawaii, 30 April - 4 May 1997.

Islam, K., and J.A. Crawford. 1996. A comparison of four calls in the genus Tragopan. Abstract published and paper presented at the joint American Ornithologists' Union/Raptor Research Foundation meeting, Boise, Idaho, 13 - 17 August 1996.

Islam, K., and J.A. Crawford. 1986. Summary of western tragopan project in Pakistan with recommendations for conservation of the species. Paper presented and published in the Proceedings of the 3rd International World Pheasant Association Symposium, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Islam, K. 1983. Distribution, habitat and status of the western tragopan project in Pakistan. Paper presented and published in the Proceedings of the Jean Delacour/IFCB Symposium on breeding birds in captivity, Los Angeles, California.

Islam, K. 1982. Status and distribution of western tragopan in northeastern Pakistan. Paper presented and published in the Proceedings of the 2nd International World Pheasant Association Symposium, Srinagar, India.

Ridley, M.W., and K. Islam. 1982. Report on Cheer Pheasant reintroduction project, Pakistan. Paper presented by Ridley and published in the Proceedings of the 2nd International World Pheasant Association Symposium, Srinagar, India.

Professional Memberships

 

 
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