Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

James Whatton

Research Assistant
Department / Division
Education
  • B.S. Biology/Wildlife Biology, Ball State University, 2007
Research Interests

Responsibilities include the identification of feathers and feather fragments from bird/aircraft collisions (birdstrikes) that are submitted by the U.S. Air Force, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Navy and others. My interests are broad and include natural history, migration, specimen preparation, and field work.

Publications
Article
  • Dove, Carla J., Saucier, Jacob R., Whatton, James F., Schmidt, B., and Roble, H. R. 2017. "First record of River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis and additional records for Plain Nightjar Caprimulgus inornatus and Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius in Djibouti." Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 137 (1):67–70.
  • Whatton, James F. and Eckerlin, Ralph P. 2016. "Snowy Owl Brings New Record of Chewing Louse to Virginia." Banisteria 46:29–30.
  • Reynolds, Robert P., Whatton, James F., and Gebhard, Christina A. 2014. "Aspidoscelis deppii (Black-bellied Racerunner). Predation by Great Egrets." Herpetological Review 45 (1):124–125.
  • Reynolds, Robert P., Whatton, James F., and Gebhard, Christina A. 2014. "Gymnophthalmus speciosus (Golden Spectacled Tegu). Predation by Great Egret." Herpetological Review 45 (1):128.
  • Whatton, James F., Dove, Carla J., and Greenwood, Robert. 2013. "Birdstrike in Georgia documents mixed-species flock of nocturnal migrating vertebrates." The Oriole 78 (1-4):1–5.
  • Dove, Carla J., Dahlan, Nor Faridah, Heacker, Marcy A., and Whatton, James F. 2010. "Using Whatman FTA cards to collect DNA for bird-strike identifications." Human-Wildlife Interactions 5 (2):218–223.
  • Kawashima, Tomokazu, Thorington, Richard W., Jr., and Whatton, James F. 2009. "Comparative Anatomy and Evolution of the Cardiac Innervation in New World Monkeys (Platyrrhini, E. Geoffroy, 1812)." Anatomical Record : Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology 292 (5):670–691. https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.20894
  • Marra, Peter P., Dove, Carla J., Dolbeer, Richard, Dahlan, N. F., Heacker, M., Whatton, James F., Diggs, N. E., France, Christine A. M., and Henkes, G. A. 2009. "Migratory Canada geese cause crash of US Airways Flight 1549." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7 (6):297–301. https://doi.org/10.1890/090066
  • Kawashima, Tomokazu, Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Kunimatsu, Yutaka, and Whatton, James F. 2008. "Systematic morphology and evolutionary anatomy of the autonomic cardiac nervous system in the lesser apes, gibbons (hylobatidae)." Anatomical Record : Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology 291 (8):939–59. https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.20700
Book
  • Thorington, Richard W., Jr., Koprowski, John L., Steele, Michael A., and Whatton, James F. 2012. Squirrels of the World. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.