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  • David Rogers, M.S. Landscape Architecture, PhD Botany

  • Assistant Professor - Biological Science
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2006
  • Biological Sciences
  • (262) 595-2071
  • rogersd@uwp.edu
Biography
I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, roaming the northwoods as much as possible. I received my B.S. in Biology at UW- Stevens Point. After years of botany and forestry fieldwork around the U.S., I earned an M.S. in Landscape Architecture at UW Madison where I studied the distribution and community structure of the Atlantic Coastal Plain flora in Central Wisconsin. I stayed at Madison to then earn my PhD in Botany where I used historic baseline data to estimate changes in Wisconsin plant communities. After a post-doc working in Hawaii, I joined the faculty at UW Parkside in 2008.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

I teach environmental science, botany, ecology, restoration ecology and conservation biology. My central goal is to prepare students for careers or graduate training in field biology and biological conservation

Research Interests

My interest lie in the causes and consequences of long-term dynamics of natural plant communities and the influence of current and past land-uses on meta-community dynamics. To do so, I use a range of tools and techniques - including historical, landscape, and physiological ecology to tackle applied problems in ecological conservation. Finally, I see research as an integral part of service and I strive to work with regional land managers to direct my research directly toward the goal of active restoration, management and conservation of local ecological communities.

Consulting Interests

Publications
Selected Publications

: Do metacommunity mass effects predict changes in species incidence and abundance?, Ecography

2016: Combining Biodiversity Resurveys across Regions to Advance Global Change Research, BioScience (73-83 pp.)

2016: Do associations between native and invasive plants provide signals of invasive impacts?, Biological Invasions (3465-3480 pp.)

2016: The pace of plant community change is accelerating in remnant prairies, Science Advances - he American Association for the Advancement of Science

2014: Is taxonomic homogenization linked to functional homogenization in temperate forests?, Global Ecology and Biogeography (894-902 pp.)

2014: Trait-environment relationships remain strong despite fifty years of trait compositional change in temperate forests. , Ecology (1780–1791 pp.)

: Long-term dynamics of Beech (Fagus grandifolia) metacommunities at the edge of its range, Midwest Naturalist

2012: Plant community survey and resurvey data from the Wisconsin Plant Ecology Laboratory, Biodiversity and Ecology (1-12 pp.)

2011: Colonization and Effects of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), European Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), and Bell's Honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella) on Understory Plants After Five Decades in Southern Wisconsin Forests, Invasive Plant Science and Management (317-325 pp.)

2011: Convergence in forest community composition along an edaphic gradient threatens landscape-level diversity, Diversity & Distributions (201–213 pp.)

Key Service Activities

University Service

: Faculty Advisor - UWP Environmental Club
2015: Committee Member - General Education Committee
2014: Committee Member - Master Plan Steering Committee
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

BIOS 336 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Fall 2017

BIOS 210 BIOSTATISTICS
BIOS 210 BIOSTATISTICS
ENVS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
BIOS 305 PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY
BIOS 305 PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY

Spring 2017

BIOS 104 ENVR SCI: BIOLOGICAL APPROACH
BIOS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ENVS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
BIOS 333 RESTORATION ECOLOGY
BIOS 333 RESTORATION ECOLOGY

Fall 2016

BIOS 210 BIOSTATISTICS
BIOS 210 BIOSTATISTICS
BIOS 324 BOTANY
BIOS 324 BOTANY

Spring 2016

BIOS 210 BIOSTATISTICS
BIOS 210 BIOSTATISTICS
BIOS 336 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
BIOS 104 ENVR SCI: BIOLOGICAL APPROACH

Fall 2015

ENVS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
BIOS 102 ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
BIOS 305 PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY
BIOS 305 PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY
BIOS 305 PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY

Spring 2015

BIOS 324 BOTANY
BIOS 324 BOTANY
BIOS 104 ENVR SCI: BIOLOGICAL APPROACH
BIOS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ENVS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ENVS 495 SEMINAR ENVIRNMTAL ISSUES:

Fall 2014

BIOS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ENVS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
BIOS 102 ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
BIOS 333 RESTORATION ECOLOGY
BIOS 333 RESTORATION ECOLOGY

Summer 2014

BIOS 390 SPECIAL TOPICS

Spring 2014

BIOS 104 ENVR SCI: BIOLOGICAL APPROACH
BIOS 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
BIOS 102 ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
ENVS 495 SEMINAR ENVIRNMTAL ISSUES:
ENVS 495 SEMINAR ENVIRNMTAL ISSUES:

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