Leann Kanda

Associate Professor, Biology



Works Published: (née Kellogg)

Kanda, L.L, A. Abdulhay, and C. Erickson. 2017. Adult wheel access interaction with activity and boldness personality in Siberian dwarf hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Behavioural Processes 138:82-90. View the article here.

     Student co-authors. Amir (Biology ’11) and Caity (Biology ’12).

Kanda, L. L., J. L. Confer, and R. L. Kellogg. (2016) Captures of Northern Saw-whet Owls (Aegolius acadicus) correlate with the lunar cycle during fall migration. Wilson Journal of Ornithology: 128:535-542.  

John Confer, Leann Kanda, and Ireyena Li*.  (2014)  Northern Saw-whet Owl regional patterns for fall migration and demographics revealed by banding data.  Wilson Journal of Ornithology: 126:305-320.                
        *Recent ENVS graduate

Kanda, L.L., and J. Hatzel*. (2014) Individual differences in a novel environment do not reflect field measures in muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus). Ethology, Ecology, & Evolution. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03949370.2014.928653.
        *Recent ENVS graduate.

Brenner, J. and L.L. Kanda. (2013) Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) invades lands surrounding pastures in Sonora, Mexico. Invasive Plant Science and Management, 6(1):187-195.

The paper examines the relationships between land disturbance and the prevalence of buffelgrass, an invasive species that is displacing native vegetation in the Sonoran Desert of Mexico. Buffelgrass was introduced from Africa by the government decades ago as forage for cattle. The highly invasive and flammable grass threatens the desert ecosystem and is prompting massive eradication efforts

Kanda, L.L., L. Louon*, and K. Straley*. (2012) Stability in activity and boldness across time and context in captive Siberian dwarf hamsters. Ethology, 118:518-533.

*(Biology ’11)

Kanda, L.L. and R. Wagner. 2010. "I see you": Na'vigating the bridge between scientific observation and religious apprehension in Avatar. Journal of Religion and Film, 14(1)View the review here.

Kanda, L.L., T.K. Fuller, P.R. Sievert, and R.L. Kellogg. (2009). Seasonal source–sink dynamics at the edge of a species' range. Ecology, 90(6):1574-1585. View the abstract here.

Kanda, L.L., T.K. Fuller, and P.R. Sievert. (2006) Landscape associations of road-killed Virginia opossums
(Didelphis virginiana) in central Massachusetts. American Midland Naturalist, 156:128-134.

King, R.L., A.L. Rosenberger, and L.L. Kanda. (2005) Artificial neural networks and 3D digital morphology: a pilot study. Folia Primatologica, 76:303-324.

Kanda, L.L., T.K. Fuller, and K.D. Friedland. (2005) Temperature sensor evaluation of opossum winter activity. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 33(4):1425-1431.

Kanda, L.L., T.K. Fuller, P.R. Sievert, and K.D. Friedland. (2005) Variation in winter microclimate and its potential influence on Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) survival in Amherst, Massachusetts. Urban Ecosystems, 8(2):215-225.

Kanda, L.L. (2005) Winter energetics of Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) and implications for the speciesʼ northern distributional limit. Ecography, 28(6):731-744.

Kanda, L.L., and T.K. Fuller. (2004) Demographic responses of Virginia opossums to limitation at their northern boundary. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 82(7):1126-1134.

Kellogg, L.L. (2001) Limitations on the distributions of North American carnivores. Pages 10-16 In Carnivore Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation, T.K. Fuller and P.R. Sievert, Editors. Departmental Report Series No. 3, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Goodenough, J. and L.L. Kellogg, eds. (2001) Laboratory Exercises for Introductory Biology, 5th ed. Kendall /Hunt, Iowa.

Goodenough, J. and L.L. Kellogg, eds. (2000) Laboratory Exercises for Introductory Biology, 4th ed. Kendall /Hunt, Iowa.