Stephen Hulbert Vessey

31 August 2012

Current Positions and Addresses

 

Program Director, Animal Behavior Program

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems,

National Science Foundation

Arlington, VA

svessey@nsf.gov

 

Professor Emeritus

Department of Biological Sciences

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, Ohio  43403

svessey@bgsu.edu

 

Permanent home address:

1470 Sand Ridge Road, Bowling Green, Ohio  43402

Phone: (419) 352-8515

 

Academic Degrees

Ph.D.: The Pennsylvania State University, 1965.  Dissertation: Effects of chlorpromazine on aggression in laboratory populations of wild house mice.  Advisor: D. E. Davis.

M.S.: The Pennsylvania State University, 1963.  Thesis: Effects of grouping on circulating antibodies in mice.

B.S.: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, 1961 (Zoology).

 

Background

Born: 7 March 1939, Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Spouse: Kristin B. Vessey, Ph.D. 

Children: Nathan Y. Vessey and Samantha B. Vessey

 

Employment History

2010-2012: Program Director, Behavioral Systems, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, National Science Foundation

2002-2004:  Deputy Division Director (Acting), Division of Integrative Biology and Neurosciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

2000-2002: Program Director, Animal Behavior, Division of Integrative Biology and Neurosciences, National Science Foundation

1997-1999: Supplemental Retirement Program, Bowling Green State University (1/3 time)

1997-Present: Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, BGSU.

1980-1997: Professor of Biological Sciences, B.G.S.U.

1974-80: Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, B.G.S.U.

1969-74: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, B.G.S.U.

1967-69: Scientist (Lieutenant Commander), U.S.P.H.S. Commissioned Officer Corps., Section on Primate Ecology, National Institutes of Health, La Parguera, Puerto Rico.  Presently on inactive reserve.

1965-67: Biologist, Civil Service, GS-11, Section on Primate Ecology, NIH, La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

1964: NIH Arbovirus Research Trainee, Department of Zoology and Entomology, Pennsylvania State University.

1961-64: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Zoology and Entomology, Pennsylvania State University.

 

Current Research Interests

Population dynamics and behavioral ecology of mammals

 

Teaching Experience

Animal Behavior, Mammalogy, Behavioral Ecology (Graduate), Population and Community Ecology, Concepts in Biology (introductory, majors), Environment of Life (non-majors), Environmental Studies Cluster College (funded by the Carnegie Foundation), Vertebrate Pest Management Workshops in Africa and the U.S. (funded by Rotary International and the Presbyterian Hunger Fund)

 

Honors

Outstanding Contributor to Graduate Education, Graduate College, BGSU, 1997

Elected Fellow, Animal Behavior Society, 1996

Finalist, Master Teacher Award, BGSU 1996

Elected Fellow, Ohio Academy of Science, 1981

 

Publications

Books

Feldhamer G. A., L. C. Drickamer, S. H. Vessey, J. F. Merritt, and C. W.  Krajewski.  2007.  Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology.  3rd ed.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.  643 pp.

Feldhamer G. A., L. C. Drickamer, S. H. Vessey, and J. F. Merritt.  2004.  Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology.  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.

Feldhamer G. A., L. C. Drickamer, S. H. Vessey, and J. F. Merritt.  1999.  Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, and Ecology.  Dubuque, IA: W. C. Brown/McGraw-Hill.  563 pp.

Drickamer, L. C., S. H. Vessey, and D. B. Meikle. 1996.  Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, and Evolution. 4th ed. Dubuque, IA: W. C. Brown.  447 pp.

Drickamer, L. C. and S. H. Vessey. 1992.  Animal Behavior: Mechanisms, Ecology, and Evolution. 3rd ed. Dubuque, IA: W. C. Brown.  479 pp.

Drickamer, L. C. and S. H. Vessey. 1986.  Animal Behavior: Concepts, Processes, and Methods. 2nd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.  619 pp.

Drickamer, L. C. and S. H. Vessey. 1982.  Animal Behavior: Concepts, Processes, and Methods. Boston: Willard Grant Press.  510 pp. 

 

Journal Articles Book Chapters (refereed) (pdf files available on request)

 

Wang, G , N. T. Hobbs, N. A. Slade, J. F. Merritt, L. L. Getz, M. Hunter, Jr., S. H. Vessey, J. Witham and A.  Guillaumet.  2011.  Comparative population dynamics of large and small mammals in the Northern Hemisphere: deterministic and stochastic forces. Ecography 34: Early View

Vessey S. H. and L. C. Drickamer.  2010.  Integration of proximate and ultimate causes.  Pp. 180-185.  In: M. D. Breed and J. Moore, eds.  Encyclopedia of animal behavior, Volume 2, Oxford: Academic Press.

Jakob, E., A. Porter, J. Podos, B. Braun, N. Johnson, and S. Vessey.  2010. How to fail in grant writing.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  December. 

         http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Fail-in-Grant-Writing/125620/

Wang, G, J. O. Wolff, S. H. Vessey, N. A. Slade, J. W. Witham, J. F. Merritt, M. L. Hunter, Jr. and S. P. Elias.  2009.  Comparative population dynamics of Peromyscus leucopus in North America: influences of climate, food, and density dependence.  Population Ecology 51:133-142.

Vessey, S. H. and K. B. Vessey.  2007.  Linking behavior, life histories, and food supply with population dynamics of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).  Integrative Zoology 2:123-131.

Merritt, J. F. and S. H. Vessey.  2000.  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.

Schug, M.D., S.H. Vessey, A.I. Korytko. 1991.  Longevity and survival in a population of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).  J. Mamm. 72:360-366.

Vessey, S.H., D.B. Meikle, and L.C. Drickamer. 1989.  Demographic and descriptive studies at La Parguera. P.R. Health Sci. J. 8:121-127.

Krohne, D.T., J.E. Merritt, S.H. Vessey, and J.O. Wolff. 1988.  Comparative demography of forest Peromyscus.  Can. J. Zool. 66:2170-2176.

Meikle, D.B. and S.H. Vessey. 1988.  Maternal dominance rank and lifetime survivorship of male and female rhesus monkeys. Behav. Ecol. and Sociobiol. 22:379-383.

Vessey, S.H. 1987 Long term population trends in white-footed mice and the effects of supplemental food and shelter. Amer. Zool. 27:879-890.

Vessey, S. H. and D. B. Meikle. 1987 Factors affecting social behavior and reproductive success of male rhesus monkeys. Int. J. Primatol. 8:281-292

Jackson, W. B., S. H. Vessey and R. K. Bastian. 1987. Biology of the rodents of Enewetak Atoll. In: D.M. Devaney, E.S. Reese, B.L. Burch, and P. Helfrich, eds. The natural history of Enewetak Atoll, Vol. 1. pp. 203-214.  Oak Ridge, TN: U.S. Dept. of Energy

Goundie, T. R. and S. H. Vessey. 1986. Survival and dispersal of young white-footed mice born in nest boxes. J. Mammal. 67:53-60.

Vessey, S. H. 1984. Dominance among rhesus monkeys. Polit. Psychol. 5:623-628.

Meikle, D. B., B. L. Tilford and S. H. Vessey. 1984. Dominance rank, secondary sex ratio and reproduction of offspring in polygynous primates. Am. Nat. 124:173-188.

Vessey, S. H. and D. B. Meikle. 1984. Free-living rhesus monkeys: adult male interactions with infants and juveniles. pp. 113-126. In: D. Taub, ed., Primate Paternalism. New York: Van Nostrand-Rheinhold.

Meikle, D. B. and S. H. Vessey. 1981. Nepotism among rhesus monkey brothers. Nature 294:160-161.

Meikle, D. B., M. H. Gromko, S. H. Vessey and B. H. Pugesek. 1981. Altruism in an antarctic fish. Science 43:1281.

Vessey, S. H. 1981. Dominance as control. Behav. and Brain Sci. 4:449.

Vessey, S. H., B. K. Mortensen and N. A. Muckenhirn. 1978. Size and characteristics of primate groups in Guyana. pp.187-188. In: D. J. Chivers and J. Herbert, eds. Recent Advances in Primatology, Vol 1. London: Academic Press.

Vessey, S. H. and L. H. Mitchell. 1978. Immigration by white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus): absence of females. Ohio J. Sci. 78:282-283.

Varley, M. and S. H. Vessey. 1977. Effects of geographic transfer on timing of seasonal breeding of rhesus monkeys. Folia Primatologica 28:52-59.

Vessey, S. H. and W. B. Jackson. 1976. Animal behavior and violence. pp. 35-47. In: A. Neal, ed., Violence in Animal and Human Societies. Chicago: Nelson Hall.

Rintamaa, D. L., P. A. Mazur and S. H. Vessey. 1976. Reproduction during two annual cycles in a population of Peromyscus leucopus noveboracensis. J. Mammal. 57:593-595.

Vessey, S. H. and H. M. Marsden. 1975. Oviduct ligation in rhesus monkeys causes maladaptive epimeletic (care-giving) behavior. pp. 321-325. In: S. Kondo, M. Kawai and A. Ehara, eds. Contemporary Primatology. Basel: S. Karger.

Rybak, E. J. , E. J. Neufarth and S. H. Vessey. 1975. Distribution of the jumping mouse, Zapus hudsonius,  in Ohio: a twenty-year update. Ohio J. Sci. 75:184-187.

Jackson, W. B., E. J. Rybak and S. H. Vessey. 1974. Vertical barriers to bird migration. pp. 279-287. Proceedings: A Conference on the Biological Aspects of the Bird-Aircraft Collision Problem.

Vessey, S. H. 1973. Night observations of free-ranging rhesus monkeys. Amer. J. Phys. Anthro. 38:613-620.

Drickamer, L. C. and S. H. Vessey. 1973. Group changing in free-ranging male rhesus monkeys. Primates 14:359-368.

Rybak, E. J., W. B. Jackson and S. H. Vessey. 1973. Impact of cooling towers on bird migration. Proc. VIth Bird Control Seminar, pp. 187-194

Patterson, M. A. and S. H. Vessey. 1973. Tapeworm (Hymenolepis nana) infection in male albino mice: effect of fighting among the hosts. J. Mammal. 54:784-786.

Vessey, S. H. 1971. Free-ranging rhesus monkeys: behavioural effects of removal, separation, and reintroduction of group members. Behaviour 40:216-227.

Vessey, S. H. and J. A. Morrison. 1970. Molt in free-ranging rhesus monkeys. J. Mammal. 51:89-94.

Vessey, S. H. 1968. Interactions between free-ranging groups of rhesus monkeys. Folia Primatologica 8:228-239.

Marsden, H. M. and S. H. Vessey. 1968. Adoption of an infant green monkey within a social group. Commun. Behav. Biol. 2:275-279.

Vandenbergh, J. G. and S. H. Vessey. 1968. Seasonal breeding in free-ranging rhesus monkeys and related ecological factors. J. Reprod. and Fertil. 15:71-79.

Wilson, A. P. and S. H. Vessey. 1968. Behavior of castrated free-ranging rhesus monkeys. Folia Primatologica 9:1-14.

Vessey, S. H. 1967. Effects of chlorpromazine on aggression in laboratory populations of wild house mice. Ecology 48:367-376.

Vessey, S. H. 1964. Effects of grouping on levels of circulating antibodies in mice. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. and Med. 115:252-255.

 

Published Book Reviews

Vessey, S. H.  2005.  Sexual selection in primates.  New and comparative perspectives.  Ethology 111:541-542.

Vessey, S.H. 1993.  Coalitions and alliances in humans and other animals.  Anim. Behav. 46:1042-1043.

Vessey, S.H. 1992.  WalkerÕs mammals of the world.  Ohio J. Sci. 92:183-184.

Vessey, S.H. 1990.  The evolution of sex: an examination of current ideas.  Ohio J. Sci. 90:90.

 

Paper and Poster Presentations; Published Abstracts

Vessey, S. H.  2012.  Writing successful broader impact statements and discussion of new NSF broader impact guidelines.  Panel Discussion on Broader Impact Statements, Diversity, and Grant Writing.  Animal Behavior Society, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Wengert, E., S. H. Vessey, and G. Wang.  2008.  Climate and density impact seasonal survival of white-footed mice. The Wildlife Society, Miami, FL

Vessey, S. H.  2006.  Linking behavior, life histories, and demography of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus): 33 years in the woods.   Invited paper, Symposium entitled Building bridges: life histories, behaviour and management.  3rd International Conference of Rodent Biology and Management, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Vessey, S. H. 2006.  Hickory mast and population dynamics of white-footed mice.  Invited paper,  Workshop on Mammalian Diversity in Ohio.  Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH.

Vessey, S. H. and K. B. Vessey.  2005.  Hickory mast and population dynamics of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).  American Society of Mammalogists, Springfield, MO.

Vessey, S. H. and L. C. Drickamer.  2000.  Odors in traps: Does the first night's capture affect the second night's capture?  American Society of Mammalogists, Durham, NH.

Vessey, S. H. 1999.  Introduction to symposium on Parental Investment Strategies, organized by S.H. Vessey and D.B. Meikle.  Midwest Regional Meeting, Animal Behavior Society, Bowling Green, OH.

Vessey, S. H. and R. H. Lewellen.  1998.  Factors affecting population size in small mammals: A 25-year study of the white-footed mouse.  American Society of Mammalogists, Blacksburg, VA.

McKenna, R. R., J. A. Bruseo, and S. H. Vessey. 1997.  The relationship between parasite (Cutrebra spp.) infestations and host (Peromyscus) densities.  American Society of Mammalogists, Stillwater, OK.

McKenna, R. R., J. A. Bruseo, and S. H. Vessey. 1997.  Bot fly (Cuterebra) infestation as a function of host (Peromyscus) densities.  Ohio Academy of Sciences, Bowling Green, OH.  Ohio J. Sci. 97:A-33.

Vessey, S. H., L. C. Drickamer, and D. B. Meikle. 1996.  Adaptive sex ratios in pigs?  Animal Behavior Society, Flagstaff, AZ.

Bruseo, J. A. and S. H. Vessey. 1996.  Reliability of field measurements in distinguishing syntopic Peromyscus leucopus and P. maniculatus.  American Society of Mammalogists, Grand Forks, ND.

Vessey, S. H. and J. J. Jacquot. 1996.  Hickory mast and population dynamics of white-footed mice.  American Society of Mammalogists, Grand Forks, ND.

Lewellen, R. H. and S. H. Vessey. 1996.  Explaining and predicting white-footed mouse densities.  Ecological Society of America, Providence, R. I.  Bull. Ecol. Soc. 77:262

Hull, C. L. and S. H. Vessey. 1995.  Habitat selection and agonistic behavior in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).  Animal Behavior Society, Lincoln, NE.

Bruseo, J. A. and S. H. Vessey. 1995.  Temporal activity of syntopic Peromyscus leucopus and P. maniculatus in southwestern Pennsylvania.  American Society of Mammalogists, Burlington, VT.

Hull, C. L. and S. H. Vessey. 1995.  Habitat selection and agonistic behavior in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).  Ohio Academy of Sciences, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH, Ohio J. Sci. 95:A-43

Vessey, S.H. and J.J. Jacquot. 1994.  Proximate factors influencing natal dispersal of white-footed mice.  Animal Behavior Society, Seattle, WA.

Lewellen, R.H. and S.H. Vessey. 1994.  Patterns and causes of density fluctuations in the white-footed mouse: a twenty-year study.  Ohio Academy of Sciences, Toledo, OH, Ohio J. Sci. 94:38.

Jacquot, J.J. and S.H. Vessey. 1994.  Low offspring survival for old female white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).  Ohio Academy of Sciences, Toledo, OH, Ohio J. Sci. 94:24.

Vessey, S.H. and J.J. Jacquot. 1994.  Litter size and offspring survival in white-footed mice, Peromyscus leucopus.  American Society of Mammalogists, Washington, D.C.

Lewellen, R.H. and S.H. Vessey. 1994.  The effect of weather on densities of the white-footed mouse: A twenty year study.  American Society of Mammalogists, Washington, D.C.

Jacquot, J.J. and S.H. Vessey. 1993.  Effects of litter size and sex ratio on natal dispersal in white-footed mice.  American Society of Mammalogists, Bellingham, WA.

Vessey, S.H. and J.J. Jacquot. 1993.  Non-offspring nursing in the white-footed mouse.  Animal Behavior Society, Davis, CA.

Germaine, S.S., D.E. Capen, and S.H. Vessey. 1993.  The effects of small clear-cuts on the forest interior bird community in the Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont.  Ohio Academy of Sciences, Akron, OH, Ohio J. Sci. 92:46.

Jacquot, J.J. and S.H. Vessey. 1993. Proximate factors influencing natal dispersal in Peromyscus leucopus.  Ohio Academy of Sciences, Akron, OH, Ohio J. Sci. 92:46.

Meikle, D.B., L.C. Drickamer, and S.H. Vessey. 1992. Maternal dominance rank and secondary sex ratio in domestic swine. Animal Behavior Society, Kingston, Ontario

Vessey, S.H., L.C. Drickamer, and D.B. Meikle. 1992. Maternal dominance rank and secondary sex ratio in domestic swine. American Society of Mammalogists, Salt Lake City, UT.

Schug, M.D., S.H. Vessey, and E.M. Underwood. 1991. Evidence for paternal care in a wild population of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) in northwestern Ohio.  Animal Behavior Society, Wilmington, NC.

Schug, M.D., S.H. Vessey, and A.I. Korytko. 1990. Longevity and survival in a population of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). American Society of Mammalogists, Frostburg, MD.

Schug, M.D., S.H. Vessey, and A.I. Korytko. 1990. Seasonal survivorship and its effects on longevity in a population of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Ohio Academy of Sciences, Dayton, OH, Ohio J. Sci. 90:1.

Korytko, A.I. and S.H. Vessey. 1989. Agonistic behavior in a woodlot population of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).Animal Behavior Society, Highland Heights, KY.

Vessey, S.H., D.B. Meikle, and L.C. Drickamer. 1988. Demographic and descriptive studies at La Parguera. 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Cayo Santiago rhesus monkey colony. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Cummings, J.R. and S.H. Vessey. 1988. Use of agricultural habitats by the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus.  Ohio Academy of Sciences, Newark, OH, Ohio J. Sci. 88:44.

Vessey, S.H. and John R. Cummings.  1988.  Why do adult male white-footed mice have larger home ranges than do females?  Animal Behavior Society, Missoula, MT.

Vessey, S.H. and D.B. Meikle. 1987. Dominance rank, survivorship and variance in lifetime reproduction of male and female rhesus monkeys. International Ethological Conference XX, Madison, WI.

Merritt, J.E., D.T. Krohne, S.H. Vessey, and J.O. Wolff. 1987. Comparative demography of forest Peromyscus. American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, NM.

Vessey, S.H. and D. Sanchez. 1986. Effects of supplemental food on behavior of white-footed mice. Animal Behavior Society, Tucson, AZ.

Vessey, S.H. 1985. Long term population trends in white-footed mice, and the effects of supplemental food and shelter. Symposium: Behavior as a factor in the population dynamics of rodents: new concepts and approaches. Animal Behavior Society, Baltimore, MD.

Goundie, T.R. and S.H. Vessey. 1985. Survival and dispersal of young white-footed mice born in nest boxes. Amer. Soc. Mammalogists. Orono, ME.

Vessey, S. H. and D. B. Meikle. 1983. Life history of male rhesus monkeys. Symposium on Primate Social Behavior, Midwest meeting of the Animal Behavior Society. St. Louis, MO.

Blumberg, L. I. and S. H. Vessey. 1983. Microhabitat selection of the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) in an isolated oak-hickory woodlot. Ohio Academy of Sciences, Bowling Green, OH, Ohio J. Sci. 83:89.

Vessey, S. H. and D. B. Meikle. 1983. Determinants of reproductive success in male rhesus monkeys. 18th International Ethology Congress, Brisbane, Australia.

Blumberg, L. I. and S. H. Vessey. 1982. Long-term population trends in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Ohio Academy of Sciences, Columbus, OH, Ohio J. Sci. 82:95.

Vessey, S. H. 1982. Dominance and nepotism in free-ranging rhesus monkeys. Symposium on the Rule of Force in Animals and Man. Political Psychology, Washington, D. C.

Meikle, D. B., B. L. Tilford and S. H. Vessey. 1982. MotherÕs social group and genealogical dominance rank affect offspring sex ratio and reproductive success of sons. Animal Behavior Society, Duluth, MN

Meikle, D. B. and S. H. Vessey. 1981. Adult male interactions with infants in free-ranging rhesus monkeys. Animal Behavior Society, Knoxville, TN

Hopfer, C., T. Goundie and S. Vessey. 1981. Incidence of Cuterebra in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Ohio Academy of Science, Wooster, OH, Ohio J. Sci. 81:108.

Trudeau, M., G. Haigh and S. H. Vessey. 1980. Use of nest boxes to study behavioral ecology of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Ohio Academy of Science, Toledo, OH, Ohio J. Sci. 80:90.

Haigh, G., T. Goundie and S. H. Vessey. 1980. Social behavior of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Amer. Soc. of Mammalogists, Kingston, RI.

Meikle, D. B. and S. H. Vessey. 1980. Group changing and survivorship of male rhesus monkeys; influence of maternal rank. Animal Behavior Society, Fort Collins, CO.

Vessey, S. H., F. C. Rabalais and W. B. Jackson. 1979. Correlates of wounding in rats (Rattus rattus and R. exulans) at Enewetak Atoll. Amer. Soc. of Mammalogists, Corvalis, OR.

Meikle, D. B. and S. H. Vessey. 1979. Nepotism and social integration among male rhesus monkeys. Animal Behavior Society, New Orleans, LA.

Vessey, S. H. 1979. Methods of recording animal behavior. Symposium on Systematic Observation of Social Behavior. North Central Sociological Association, Akron, OH.

Vessey, S. H. 1978. Determinants of dominance in free-ranging rhesus monkeys. Amer. Sociological Association Workshop, Kent State University, OH.

Vessey, S. H. and D. B. Meikle. 1978. Development of dominance in male rhesus macaques. Symposium on Primate Socialization, Amer. Assoc. Phys. Anthrop., Toronto, Ontario, Am. J. Phys. Anthro. 48:445.

Vessey, S. H., T. S. Dunsworth and D. P. Flemming. 1977. Relationship between home-range size and population density in the white-footed mouse. Amer. Soc. Mammalogists, East Lansing, MI.

Muckenhirn, N. A., S. H. Vessey and B. K. Mortensen. 1976. The status of primates in Guyana, South America. VIth International Congress of Primatology, Cambridge, England.

Vessey, S. H. 1975. Population dynamics of white-footed mice, Peromyscus leucopus. Symposium on Population Dynamics, in honor of David E. Davis. Raleigh, NC.

Vessey, S. H., D. L. Rintamaa, P. A. Mazur and J. G. Schmunk. 1975. Annual cycles in a population of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Amer. Soc. Mammalogists, Missoula, MT.

Vessey, S. H. and H. M. Marsden. 1974. Oviduct ligation causes maladaptive epimeletic (care-giving) behavior. Vth International Congress of Primatology, Nagoya, Japan.

Rybak, E. J. and S. H. Vessey. 1973. Pheromones affecting aggression in mouse populations. Midwest Anim. Behav. Soc., Oxford, OH.

Vessey, S. H. and L. C. Drickamer. 1973. Group changing in free-ranging male rhesus monkeys. Animal Behav. Soc., Amherst, MA, Ecol. Bull. 54:40.

Vessey, S. H. 1972. Night observations of free-ranging rhesus monkeys. IVth International Congress of Primatology, Portland, OR.

Vessey, S. H. 1971. Social behavior of free-ranging rhesus monkeys in the first year. Symposium on Socialization Among Primates, Amer. Assoc. Anthro., New York, NY.

Vessey, S. H. 1969. Free-ranging rhesus monkeys: behavioral effects of removal and reintroduction of group members. Animal Behav. Soc., Boston, MA, Amer. Zool. 9:1069-1070.

Vessey, S. H. and J. A. Morrison. 1969. Molt in free-ranging rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Amer. Soc. Mammalogists, New York, NY.

Vessey, S. H. 1968. Behavior of free-ranging rhesus monkeys in the first year of life. Animal Behav. Soc., Dallas, TX, Amer. Zool. 8:740.

Vessey, S. H. 1967. Interactions between free-ranging groups of rhesus monkeys. Animal Behav. Soc., New York, NY, Amer. Zool. 7:802.

Vandenbergh, J. G. and S. H. Vessey. 1966. Seasonal breeding in free-ranging rhesus monkeys. Amer. Inst. Biol. Sci., College Park, MD.

Vessey, S. H. and D. E. Davis. 1964. Social mechanisms in morbidity of animal populations. Symposium on Social Regulatory Mechanisms of Animal Populations, Amer. Soc. Zool., Boulder, CO, Amer. Zool. 4:270.

 

Grants and Contracts

The hutias (Capromys pilorides) of Guant‡namo Bay, Cuba.  Toledo Zoological Society (with P. Tolson) 2007-09.

New approaches for analyzing long term data sets: factors affecting Peromyscus population fluctuations (with Ruth H. Lewellen). National Science Foundation (NSF), 1995-97.

Vertebrate Pest Management Workshops (with W. B. Jackson).  Rotary International, Presbyterian Hunger Fund, 1991-92, 1994-97.

Restablishment of the Virgin Islands Boa, an endangered species (with P. Tolson).  Toledo Zoological Society, 1990-94.

Restoring biodiversity in Antilean Cays.  BGSU, 1991.

Bait station design to control ticks on white-footed mice, a reservoir for Lyme Disease (with W.B.Jackson). CDC, 1990-91.

Sex differences in white-footed mice as revealed by radiotelemetry.  BGSU, 1988.

How native Ohio rodents have adapted to use agricultural lands (with John Cummings). Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 1987.

Behavior as a factor in the regulation of animal populations. NSF, 1985. (Symposium participation)

Social behavior and chemocommunication in captive Virginia opossums (with Donna Holmes).  NSF, 1985-86.

Long-term population study of a small mammal.  Whitehall Foundation, 1983-86; BGSU, 1982.

Reproductive effort in a long-lived species (with Bruce Pugesek).  NSF, 1979-81.

Rat populations at Enewetak Atoll (with W.B.Jackson).  ERDA and Dept. of Energy, 1976-80.

Effect of colony transfer on resident male rhesus monkeys.  BGSU, 1979.

Nepotism among male rhesus monkeys.  BGSU, 1978.

Determinants of dominance in male rhesus monkeys.  BGSU, 1977-78.

Ecology of Raccoon Key, Florida. Charles River Breeding Labs., 1976-77.

Populations of non-human primates in Guyana, South America.  NIH, U.S. Army, Nat. Acad. Sciences, Pan Am. Health Org., 1975.

Population dynamics in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).  Ohio Biological Survey, 1973-74.

Fourth International Congress of Primatology, Nagoya, Japan.  Travel. NSF, 1974.

Populations of Zapus hudsonius in areas of low incidence in northwestern Ohio.  Ohio Biological Survey, 1974.

Environmental monitoring of terrestrial vertebrates at the Davis Besse Nuclear Site.  Toledo Edison Corp., with W.B. Jackson, 1974-78.

Disease ecology of California encephalitis in northwest Ohio.  NSF (S.O.S. grant), 1972.

Night observations of free-ranging primates.  National Institute of Mental Health, NSF, BGSU, 1971-72.

Social behavior in a free-living population of wild house mice.  BGSU, 1970-71.

 

Consultantships and Visiting Appointments

Textbook ghost writing for McGraw-Hill 2009-10.

Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Department of Zoology, Miami University, 1999-2001.

Research Associate, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 1995-2010.

Scientific Advisory Board, Toledo Zoological Society, 1984-2000.

Animal Care and Research Advisory Committee, Toledo Zoological Society, 1990-2000.

Center for Environmental Programs, Everglades Field Experience, 2000

Site development and management plan for Wintergarden/St. JohnÕs Nature Preserve, City of Bowling Green, 1995-2000.

Wetlands delineation for proposed golf course/housing development, Army Corps of Engineers, 1995-96

Co-organizer of International Vertebrate Pest Control Workshops, Bowling Green State University, 1991, 1992; Ndola, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe, 1994.

Assessment and control of roof rat populations in the West Indies, Toledo Zoological Society, 1990-94.

Gorilla Breeding Project, Toledo Zoo, 1984-89.

Tour Leader, National Parks of Kenya, 1987.

Tour Leader, Amazon rain forest, Iquitos, Peru, 1985.

Visiting Investigator, Morgan Island Primate Breeding Facility, Yemassee, SC, 1980

Visiting Investigator, Mid-Pacific Marine Laboratory, Enewetak, Marshall Islands, 1976,77,78,80.

Ecology of Raccoon Key, Florida, in relation to primate breeding program. Environmental impact assessment. Charles River Breeding Labs, 1976-77.

Primate Breeding Sites in South Carolina. Site visit. NIH, 1976.

Primate Surveys in Guyana, S.A. Pan Am. Health Org., 1975.

Environmental monitoring of terrestrial vertebrates at the Davis Besse Nuclear Reactor Site. Toledo Edison, 1974-78.

Visiting Investigator, Caribbean Primate Research Center, Puerto Rico, 1971,72,77,78.

Visiting Investigator, Cold Spring Harbor Labs., Long Island, NY, 1962.

 

Service

Departmental Committees

         Served multiple terms on each of the following:

         Personnel, Graduate, Curriculum, Executive, Seminar, Computer (Chair), Library (Chair),

         Search committees, including six as chair.

College

         Arts and Sciences Council (Chair)

         Promotion and Tenure Review Committee, two 2-year terms (Chair)

University

         Faculty Senate (six 3-year terms)

         Academic Policy Committee (Chair)

         Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

         Sigma Xi (treasurer, Poster Award Judge)

         Shanklin Award Judge (2 years)

 

National

         Animal Behavior Society

                     Editorial Board, Animal Behaviour, 1988-1992

                     Research Grants Committee

                     Allee Award Judge

                     FounderÕs Poster Award Judge

Midwest Regional Meeting: Co-chaired symposium on Parental Investment Strategies (1999)

         American Society of Mammalogists

                     Associate Editor, Journal of Mammalogy, 1991-1995

 

Membership in Professional Organizations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Society of Mammalogists

American Society of Naturalists

Animal Behavior Society  (Elected Fellow 1995)

Brain and Behavioral Sciences (Associate)

International Society for Behavioral Ecology

Ohio Academy of Science (Fellow)

Sigma Xi

 

Manuscript Reviewing:

Acta Theriologica

American Journal of Physical Anthropology

American Journal of Primatology

American Midland Naturalist

American Naturalist

American Zoologist

Animal Behaviour

Behavioral Ecology

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Brain and Behavioral Sciences (Associate)

Ecology

Ethology

International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Journal of Mammalogy

Landscape Ecology

Michigan Academician

Nature

Ohio Journal of Science

Physiological Zoology

Science

Southeastern Naturalist

Northeastern Naturalist

Southwestern Naturalist

University of Chicago Press

 

Grant Proposal Reviewing

American Philosophical Society

Guggenheim Foundation

Jeffress Memorial Trust Foundation

National Geographic Society

NIH: NICHD, NIMH, NINDS

NSF: Psychobiology, Population Biology, Ecology, Anthropology, Animal Behavior,

Whitehall Foundation

 

National Science Foundation Advisory Panels:

POWRE: 1997

Animal Behavior: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009

Frontiers in Biological Research (FIBR) 2004, 2005, 2006

 

Textbook Reviewing

McGraw-Hill

Wadsworth, Inc.

Wm. C. Brown

W. B. Saunders, Inc.

 

Graduate Students, major advisor: 

 

M.S. 42

Ph.D. 12

                    

List of advisees at http://personal.bgsu.edu/~svessey/