Dr. Karen V. Root is a classically trained ecologist whose early education focused on field work in behavioral ecology and wildlife biology and later on advanced techniques in population ecology and conservation biology.
- Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.
- M.S. in Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
- B.S. in Biology, 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.
Hanasono, L.K., H.K. Ro, D. A. O'Neil, E.M. Broido, M.M. Yacobucci, S. Peña, and K. V. Root. 2022. Communicating privilege and faculty allyship. Communication Quarterly; doi.org/10.1080/01463373.2022.2099294.
Adams, B.T. and K. V. Root. 2022. Multi-scale responses of bird species to tree cover and development in an urbanizing landscape. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 73:127601; doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2022.127601.
Martin, A. K. and K. V. Root. 2020. Examining land use changes to evaluate the effects of land management in a complex, dynamic landscape. Environmental Management 66:333-347; doi.org/10.1007/s00267-020-01316-2.
Martin, A. K. and K. V. Root. 2020. Challenges and opportunities for Terrapene carolina carolina under different climate scenarios. Remote Sensing 12(5):836; doi.org/10.3390/rs12050836.
Kappler, R. H., K. S. Knight, R. Bienemann,and K. V. Root. 2020. Recovery potential for a green ash floodplain forest using various emerald ash borer management strategies in a population viability analysis. Forest Ecology and Management 461(1):117925; doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2020.117925.
Kappler, R. H., K. S. Knight, and K. V. Root. 2019. Evaluating the Population Viability of Green Ash Trees (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) Before and After the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (Agrilus planipennis) Invasion. Ecological Modelling 400:53-59; doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.03.017.
Kappler, R. H., K. S. Knight, J. Koch, and K. V. Root. 2018. Neighboring tree effects and soil nutrient associations with surviving green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) in an emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) infested floodplain forest. Forests 2018, 9(4), 183; doi:10.3390/f9040183.
Hanasono, L. K., E. M. Broido, M. M. Yacobucci, K. V. Root, S. Peña, D. A. O'Neil. 2018. Secret Service: Revealing Gender Biases in the Visibility and Value of Faculty Service. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education 12(1), 85-98. doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000081
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 Naturalist 173 (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): 584-586.
Buckman-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 Assessment 9(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. Appendix B Classification of Systems. Pages 267-274 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. and A. K. Martin. June 2018. Oak Openings Region Biodiversity Model Final Report (Phase II). Report to The Nature Conservancy for Grant #10009843.
Root, K. V. and A. K. Martin. July 2017. Oak Openings Region Biodiversity Model Final Report (Phase I). Report to The Nature Conservancy for Grant #10009734.
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 Audubon's 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 Florida's 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.