Stephen Vessey


Dr. Stephen H. Vessey

Ph. D., Pennsylvania State University   
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Research: Behavioral ecology; small mammal population dynamics   

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Research Interests:

Behavioral ecology of vertebrates, especially social behavior and population dynamics of small mammals.

Selected Publications:

Feldhamer G. A., L. C. Drickamer, S. H. Vessey, and J. F. Merritt. 2004. Mammalogy: Structure, Function, and Evolution. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. 550 pp.

Drickamer, L. C., S. H. Vessey, and E. M. Jakob. 2002. Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, and Evolution. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. 442 pp.

Merritt, J. F. and S. H. Vessey. 2001. Shrews: small insectivores with polyphasic patterns. Pp. 235-251. In: N. C. Stenseth and S. Halle, eds. Activity patterns in small mammals - a comparative ecological approach. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Lewellen, R. H. and S. H. Vessey. 1999. Analysis of fragmented time series data using Box-Jenkins models. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation 28:667-685.

Bruseo, J., S. H. Vessey, and J. Graham. 1999. Discrimination between Peromyscus maniculatus and P. leucopus in the field. Acta Theriologica 44:151-160.

Lewellen, R. H. and S. H. Vessey. 1999. Estimating Peromyscus leucopus densities using live-trap and nestbox censuses. J. Mammal. 80:400-409.

Korytko, A. I., S. H. Vessey, and J. L. Blank. 1998. Phenotypic differences in the GnRH neuronal system of Peromyscus maniculatus under a natural short photoperiod. J. Reprod. Fertil. 114:231-235.

Lewellen, R. H. and S. H. Vessey. 1998. The effect of density dependence and weather on population size of a polyvoltine species: the importance of time scale. Ecol. Mongr. 68:571-594.

Meikle, D.B., S.H. Vessey, and L.C. Drickamer. 1998. Mechanisms of sex-ratio adjustment in domestic swine: reply to James. Anim. Behav. 55:770-772.

Jacquot, J. J. and S. H. Vessey. 1998. Recruitment of offspring in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) as a function of parity and season. J. Mammal. 79:312-319.

Lewellen, R. H. and S. H. Vessey. 1998. Modeling biotic and abiotic influences on population size in small mammals. Oecologia 113:210-218.

Germaine, S. S., S. H. Vessey, and D. E. Capen. 1997. Effects of small forest openings on the breeding bird community in a Vermont hardwood forest. Condor 99:708-718.

Meikle, D.B., S.H. Vessey, and L.C. Drickamer. 1997. Testing models of adaptive adjustment of secondary sex ratio in domestic swine. Anim. Behav. 53:428-431.

Meikle, D.B., L.C. Drickamer, S.H. Vessey, R.D. Arthur, and T.L. Rosenthal. 1996. Dominance rank and parental investment in swine (Sus scrofa domesticus). Ethology 102:969-978.

Jacquot, J.J. and S.H. Vessey. 1995. Influence of the natal environment on dispersal of white-footed mice. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 37:407-412.

Jacquot, J.J. and S.H. Vessey. 1994. Non-offspring nursing in the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus). Anim. Behav. 48:1238-1240.

Cummings, J.C. and S.H. Vessey. 1994. Agricultural influences on movement patterns of white footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Am. Mid. Nat. 132:209-218.

Meikle, D.B., Drickamer, L.C., Vessey, S.H., Rosenthal, T.L., and Fitzgerald, K.S. 1993. Maternal dominance rank and secondary sex ratio in domestic swine. Anim. Behav. 46:79-85.

Schug, M.D., S.H. Vessey, and E.M. Underwood. 1992. Paternal behavior in a natural population of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Am. Mid. Nat. 127:373-380.

Korytko, A.I. and S.H. Vessey. 1991. Agonistic and spacing behavior in white-footed mice. Anim. Behav. 42:913-919.