D. Archibald McCallum, Ph.D. Ornithologist, Bioacoustician, Conservation Biologist
121 Old Point Road
Charleston, SC 29412
University of New Mexico, Ph.D. in Biology, 1988. (dissertation: Alternative emigration strategies and the adaptive significance of dispersal in a population of Mountain Chickadees (Parus gambeli))
University of Colorado (Boulder), undergraduate and graduate work in Biology, 1974-1977.
Davidson College (NC), B.A. in History and Classical Greek, 1967.
Adjunct instructor, Department of Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston,
South Carolina, 2012-
Consultant, dba Applied Bioacoustics, Eugene, Oregon, 2001-2012, Charleston, SC, 2012-.
Associate Professor of Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 1999-2000
Assistant Professor of Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 1995-1999
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 1994-1995
Research Assistant Professor of Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 1990-1994
Temporary Assistant Ecologist (PostDoc), Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, 1988-1990
Assistant Curator of Birds, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, 1985-1986
Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico, 1983-1987
Self-employed environmental consultant (biotic surveys, breeding bird studies, etc.), 1978-1984
Resident Naturalist, Cottonwood Gulch Foundation, Thoreau, New Mexico (environmental education, bird-banding, and census work, etc.), 1977-1983
TEACHING EXPERIENCE at COLLEGE LEVEL
Animal Behavior (6 times), Ornithology (5), Conservation Biology (5), Introduction to Environmental Studies (2), General Ecology (2), Graduate Biometry (1), General Biology (20+), Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (12+)
Evolution of syntax in flycatchers (Tyrannidae)
Use of acoustics to recognize species limits
Birding by ear
McCallum, Arch. 2011. Birding by ear, visually. Part 2: Syntax. Birding 43(5):32-44. PDF
McCallum, Arch. 2010. Birding by ear, visually. Part 1: Birding acoustics. Birding 42(4):50-63. PDF
McCallum, D. A., and N. D. Pieplow. 2010. A reassessment of homologies in the vocal repertoires of phoebes. Western Birds 41(1):26-43. PDF
McCallum, D. A. 2005. A conceptual guide to detection probability for point counts and other count-based survey methods. In USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191. PDF
Scott, T. A., P.-Y. Li, G. C. Greene, and D. A. McCallum. 2005. Singing rate and detection probability: An example from the Least Bell's Vireo (Vireo belli pusillus). In USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191. PDF
Gaunt, S. L. L., and D. A. McCallum. 2004. Birdsong and conservation. Chapter 12 In P. Marler and H. Slabbekoorn, eds. Nature's music: The science of birdsong. Academic Press.
Dahlsten, D. L., L. A. Brennan, D. A. McCallum, and S. L. L. Gaunt. 2002. Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens). In The birds of North America, No. 689 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
McCallum, D. A., F. B. Gill, and S. L. L. Gaunt. 2001. Community assembly patterns of parids along an elevational gradient in western China. Wilson Bulletin 113:53-64.
McCallum, D. A., S. Leatherman, and J. J. Mayer. 2000. Fifty years of ornithological coverage at SRS: What species and groups have fallen through the cracks? pp. 87-103 In Avian research at the Savannah River Site: A model for integrating basic research and long-term management. John B. Dunning, Jr. and John C. Kilgo (editors). Studies in Avian Biology No. 21
McCallum, D. A. 2008. Independent Repertoire Reduction in Three Clades of Empidonax Flycatchers. Lecture delivered at annual meeting of American Ornithologists' Union, Portland, OR.
McCallum, D. A. 2007. Geographic variation in Western Flycatcher vocalizations. Lecture delivered at annual meeting of Cooper Ornithological Society, Moscow, ID.
McCallum, D. A. 2005. Birding by ear -- Visually. Workshop presented at annual meeting of Western Field Ornithologists, Santa Maria, CA.
McCallum, D. A. 2005. Vocalizations of Western Flycatchers in Oregon. Lecture delivered at annual meeting of Western Field Ornithologists, Santa Maria, CA.
McCallum, D. A. 2005. Distinguishing Pacific-slope and Cordilleran Flycatcher vocalizations with spectrograms. Lecture delivered at annual meetings of Western Field Ornithologists and Oregon Field Ornithologists, Ashland, OR.
Steinkamp, M., D. A. McCallum, and B. Peterjohn. 2003. Using signature calls of Bonin Petrels (Pterodroma hypolueca) to identify individuals. Poster presented at annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Urbana, IL.
McCallum, D. A., and M. Steinkamp. 2003. Using discriminant analysis of signature calls to synonymize individuals in "observe-reobserve" studies. Lecture delivered at annual meeting of Cooper Ornithological Society, Flagstaff, AZ.
McCallum, D. A., T. A. Scott, and S. L. L. Gaunt, organizers. 2002. Conservation Bioacoustics: Using the science of sound to map, monitor, and manage bird populations. Symposium at quadrennial North American Ornithological Conference, New Orleans, LA.
McCallum, D. A., and T. A. Scott, organizers. 2001. The wave of the future: Using recorded sound to monitor avian diversity and abundance. Workshop presented at annual meeting of American Ornithologists' Union, Seattle, WA.
Nickel, B. A. and D. A. McCallum, "Deducing the migratory strategy of the Flammulated Owl," Poster presented at the annual meeting of Animal Behavior Society, August, 2000, Atlanta, GA.
McCallum, D.A. �Reconstructing the primitive vocal repertoire of the Paridae,� Lecture delivered at annual meeting of Cooper Ornithological Society, April, 2000, Riverside, CA.
McCallum, D. A. �Using parameters derived from mathematical modelling of two-voiced phonation for ordination and classification of vocalizations of the Paridae. Lecture delivered at 18th biennial conference of International Bioacoustics Council, April 1999, Chartres, France.
GRADUATE and UNDERGRADUATE THESES SUPERVISED
Logan, Jeannine. 2004. M.S.Thesis. Whistle use in the bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus.University of Charleston, SC.
Chen, Ann. 2001. M.S. Thesis. Ecological aspects of cetaceans in Ilan waters of Taiwan -- Fauna, abundance, distribution, habitat partitioning and acoustics. University of Charleston, SC.
Guan, Shane. 1998. M.S. Thesis. Acoustic behavior of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in a salt-marsh estuary in South Carolina. University of Charleston, SC.
Iocco, Linda. 1998. M.S. Thesis. Effects of beach nourishment on nest site selection and hatchling fitness in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta). University of Charleston, SC.
Davis, Jason. 1998. Bachelor's Essay. Structure of dawn song in Carolina and Mountain Chickadees (Poecile carolinensis and P. gambeli). College of Charleston, SC.
Sine, Cheryl. 1998. Bachelor's Essay. Analysis of the call system of the Green-backed Tit, Parus monticolus, based on semi-objective classification of note types. College of Charleston, SC.