Dr. Karen V. Root is a classically trained ecologist whose early education focused on field work in behavioral ecology and later on advanced techniques in population ecology and conservation biology.
- Ph.D. in Conservation Biology and Population Ecology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.
- M.S. in Behavioral Ecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
- B.S. in Biology (Animal Behavior emphasis), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN.
Root, K. V. 2012. Environmental Science: Science-based Problem Solving in Todays World. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
Root, K. V. (ed.) 2005. Environmental Science Interactive. Web School of Science, Setauket, NY. (Note: peer-reviewed.)
Shultz, S.M.; A.E. Dunham; K.V. Root; S.L. Soucy; S.D. Carroll, L.R. Ginzburg. 1999. Conservation Biology with RAMAS® EcoLab . Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
Root, K. V. (ed.). 2002. Environmental Science on the Web: Interactive Online Laboratories for Environmental Science . Applied Biomathematics, Setauket, NY.
Root, K. V. 2002. RAMAS Multispecies Assessment: Estimating Multispecies Conservation Values across the Landscape. Applied Biomathematics, Setauket, NY.
Cross, M., K. V. Root, C. J. Mehne, J. McGowan-Stinski, D. Pearsall, and J. C. Gillingham. 2015. Multi-scale responses of eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) to prescribed Fire. American Midland Naturalist173 (2): 346-362.
Cross, M., E. J. Tobin, G. Lipps and K. V. Root. 2014. Pattern-recognition Software as a Method of Identifying Individual Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene c. carolina). Herpetological Review 45(4): 584586.
Sewald, J., Whorton, C. and K.V. Root. 2014. Developing macrohabitat models for bats in parks using Maxent and testing them with data collected from citizen scientists. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 6(2): 171-183. [DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2013.0647].
Janos, G. and K. V. Root. 2014. Bats do not alter their foraging activity in response to owl calls. American Midland Naturalist 171:375-378.
Schetter, T. A., T. Walters and K. Root. 2013. A multi-scale spatial analysis of native and exotic plant species richness within a mixed-disturbance oak savanna landscape. Environmental Management 52(3): 581-594 (DOI 10.1007/s00267-013-0120-y.).
Kappler, R., H. Michaels, and K. V. Root. 2012. Impact of mice seed predation on wild lupine in and near oak savannas. American Midland Naturalist 168:18-29.
Schetter, T. and K. V. Root. 2011. Assessing an imperiled oak savanna landscape in northwestern Ohio using Landsat data. Natural Areas Journal 31(2):118-130.
Pickens, B. and K. V. Root. 2009. Butterfly behavior as a tool for assessing a managed landscape: A case study of the Karner Blue Butterfly. Landscape Ecology 24:243-251.
Pickens, B. and K. V. Root. 2008. Oviposition strategy and behavior of the Karner Blue Butterfly, Lycaeides melissa samuelis. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 62(3): 130-132.
Pickens, B. and K. V. Root. 2008. Identifying factors affecting nutrition for the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly, Lycaeides Melissa samuelis. Natural Areas Journal 28:210-217.
Kautz, R., R. Kawula, T. Hoctor, J. Comiskey, D. Jansen, D. Jennings, J. Kasbohm, D. Land, F. Mazzotti, R. McBride, L. Richardson, and K. Root. 2006. How Much Is Enough? Landscape-scale conservation for the Florida Panther. Biological Conservation 130:118-133.
Root, K. V. 2004. Using models to guide recovery efforts for the Florida Panther. In H. R. Akçakaya, M. Burgman, O. Kindvall, C. C. Wood, P. Sjogren-Gulve, J. Hatfield, and M. McCarthy (eds.), Species Conservation and Management: Case Studies, Oxford University Press, New York, NY.
Regan, H. M.; H. R. Akçakaya, S. Ferson, K. V. Root, L. R. Ginzburg; R. Pastorok. 2003. Treatments of uncertainty and variability in ecological risk assessment of populations, ecosystems and landscapes. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment9(4):889-906.
Root, K. V. 2003. Prioritizing conservation of biodiversity using a multispecies approach. Gap Analysis Bulletin 11:18-23. (http://www.gap.uidaho.edu/Bulletins/11/Prioritizing_conservation.htm)
Root, K. V. 2002. Evaluating risks for threatened aquatic species: The shortnose sturgeon in the Connecticut River. In W. Van Winkle, P.J. Anders, D. H. Secor, and D.A. Dixon(eds.), Biology, Management and Protection of North American Sturgeon, American Fisheries Society.
Root, K. V. 2001. Classification of species. In Pastorok, R.A., S.M. Bartell, S. Ferson, and L.R. Ginzburg. (eds.). Ecological modeling in risk assessment: Chemical effects on populations, ecosystems, and landscapes. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL.
Root, K. V. February 2009. Risk Assessment for Eight Species. Final report to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Grant # 10250132. Note: Peer-reviewed.
Pickens, B. and K. V. Root. 2007. An assessment of ant abundance in oak savanna, the evaluation of two butterfly reintroduction techniques, and recommendations for the Karner Blue Butterfly in Ohio. Final report to Ohio Division of Wildlife for State Wildlife Grant.
Root, K. V. and Barnes, J. R. 2007. Risk assessment for Audubons Crested Caracara, Caracara cheriway, in Florida. Final Report to U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Agreement # 401815G027).
Morrison, J.M., Root, K.V., Barnes, J.R., and Lipps, G. 2006. Habitat suitability and demographic population viability models for Floridas Crested Caracaras. Final Report to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Contract #01213). PDF Note: Peer-reviewed
Root, K. V. and Barnes, J. June 2006. Risk Assessment for a Focal Set of Rare and Imperiled Wildlife in Florida. Final report to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Grant #03111. Note: Peer-reviewed.
Harms, H. and Root, K. V. June 2006. Identifying Critical Ecological Requirements Of Rare Turtle Species. Final report to Ohio Division of Wildlife for State Wildlife Grant.
Pickens, B. and Root, K. V. June 2006. Consequences of a Management Strategy for the Endangered Karner Blue Butterfly, Lycaeides melissa samuelis. Final report to Ohio Division of Wildlife for State Wildlife Grant.
Lipps, G. and Root, K. V. June 2005. Predicting the occurrence of rare amphibian species in Ohio. Final report to Ohio Division of Wildlife for State Wildlife Grant.
Root, K. V. March 2002. Multispecies ecological valuation and landscape management. Final report for National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II Grant #9983279.
Root, K. V. February 2000. An interdisciplinary method of teaching ecology in high school science and mathematics classes. Final report for Department of Education Phase I Grant # ED-99-PO-4648.
Root, K. V. July 1999. Multispecies ecological valuation and landscape management. Final report prepared for National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I Grant #98-60415.