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WILLIAM E. ROGERS, Ph.D.

Professor, Texas A&M University
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
2138 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843

Office: Kleberg Sciences Center 218C Research Lab: KSC 323
Office phone: (979) 845-0317
Office fax: (979) 845-6430
email: wer@tamu.edu

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EDUCATION

  • Kansas State University.  Manhattan, KS.  Ph.D.  (1998)  Biology – Ecology Emphasis
  • Gustavus Adolphus College.  St. Peter, MN.  B.A.  (1991)  Biology & Chemistry

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • September 2014-present. Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • September 2008-August 2014.  Associate Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • June 2005-August 2008.  Assistant Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management (formerly Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management), Texas A&M University.
  • July 2003-May 2005. Faculty Fellow (grant-funded research faculty), Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas.
  • July 1999-July 2003. Huxley Research Instructor (non-tenure track research and teaching faculty), Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas.
  • January 1999-June 1999.  Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, Texas.  Advisor – Dr. Evan Siemann.
  • January 1993-December 1998. Graduate Research Assistant, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. Ph.D. dissertation on “The Effects of Soil Disturbances in Tallgrass Prairie.”  Advisor – Dr. David C. Hartnett.
  • September 1991- December 1992. Research Technician, Department of Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN.   Advisor – Dr. Timothy W. Sipe.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Exotic plant invasions and post-introduction evolution
  • Conservation of rare and endemic plant species
  • Plant-animal interactions
  • Population dynamics and community structure of terrestrial ecosystems
  • Demographic processes and species diversity in plant communities
  • Natural disturbance and vegetation regeneration mechanisms
  • Ecological assembly rules
  • Autogenic restoration and rehabilitation of damaged ecosystems
  • Social-ecological resilience and threshold transitions in managed ecosystems

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