Presentations

INVITED AND MEETING PRESENTATIONS/PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS: >160 to date

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2017. Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System (Interactive Webinar providing Texas Department of Agriculture Integrated Pest Management/Pesticide Credit) “Understanding and Controlling Invasive Species.” Co-presented with Dr. Megan Clayton.

2017. Ecological Society of America 102nd Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. Contributed Poster – “Species distribution model for management: influencing factors and implications for mitigation of an invasive grass in forestlands of Tennessee.” Culpepper*, Lela., Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, William E. Grant & William E. Rogers.

2017. Grassland Society of Southern Africa 52nd Annual Congress, Hoedspruit, South Africa. Contributed Talk – The importance of ecosystem state factors to the hydrologic responses of woodlands to land management activities.” Jason B. West, April Mattox, Carissa L. Wonkka, Dirac Twidwell, William E. Rogers.

2017. Grassland Society of Southern Africa 52nd Annual Congress, Hoedspruit, South Africa. Contributed Talk – “Savanna Long-term Research and Education Initiative in the Southern Great Plains.” Bradford P. Wilcox, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, Steven R. Archer, Thomas W. Boutton, Jason B. West, Perry S. Barboza, William E. Rogers, Andrew Birt, X. Ben Wu, Urs P. Kreuter, Kathleen Kavanagh, Douglas R. Tolleson & John W. Walker.

2017. Grassland Society of Southern Africa 52nd Annual Congress, Hoedspruit, South Africa. Contributed Talk – “Hercules and the Hydra Revisited: combining traditional management efforts with fire to control resprouting woody plant encroachment and restore savanna ecosystems.”  William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka & Dirac Twidwell.

2017. Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University, College Station. Invited Talk – “Management in Transition: Challenges and Approaches for Adapting to a Changing World”

2017. Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society: Wildlife Conservation and Management on Private Lands, 53rd Annual Meeting of the San Antonio, TX. Contributed Poster – “Tracking its roots: Expansion by Japanese stiltgrass in the forestlands of Tennessee.” Culpepper*, Lela, William E. Grant, William E. Rogers & Hsiao-Hsuan Wang.

2017.  The International Biogeography Society 8th Biennial Conference, Tucson, AZ  “Recent range expansions by Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A.Campus) in the forestlands of Tennessee. Culpepper*, Lela, Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, William E. Grant & William E. Rogers.

2016.  Texas Plant Conservation Conference, Biennial Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas. Contributed Talk – “Edaphic determinants of the distribution of an endangered terrestrial orchid: using Maxent as an investigative tool for rare plant conservation.” Hsiao-Hsuan, Wang, Carissa L. Wonkka†, Michael L. Treglia, William E. Grant, Fred E. Smeins & William E. Rogers.

2016. Texas Plant Conservation Conference, Biennial Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas. Contributed Talk – “Vertebrate and invertebrate herbivory on the federally endangered Spiranthes parksii Correll and sympatric congener Spiranthes cernua.” Deseri D. Nally†, Fred E. Smeins, William E. Rogers, Micky Eubanks & Richard K. Bruton†.

2016. Ecological Society of America 101st Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Contributed Late-breaking Poster – “Evaluation of frequencies of prescribed burning to control plant invasions on coastal prairie.”  Andrew Richardson*, Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, William E. Grant, Masami Fujiwara & William E. Rogers.

2016. Society for Range Management 69th Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, Texas.  Contributed Talk – “Hercules and the Hydra Hypothesis: Is rangeland restoration more effective when combined with fire?” William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka†, Dirac Twidwell† & Michele D. Clark†.

2015. Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN. Invited Talk – “Promoting ecosystem restoration by experimentally testing ecological theory: case studies using exotic invasions and endangered plants.”

2015. Society for Ecological Restoration, Texas Chapter 20th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. 2015. Contributed Poster – “Operationalizing resilience in a shrub-encroached semi-arid rangeland ecosystem: A new opportunity for ecological restoration?” William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka†, Dirac Twidwell† & Jason B. West.

2015. Ecological Society of America 100th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Contributed Late-breaking Poster – “Operationalizing resilience in ecological restoration: A case study in a shrub-encroached semi-arid rangeland ecosystem.” William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka†, Dirac Twidwell† & Jason B. West.

2015. Society for Rangeland Ecology 68th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. Contributed Talk – “Spatial resilience in a semi-arid shrubland: implications for operationalizing resilience in ecological restoration.” Wonkka†, Carissa L., Dirac Twidwell†, Jason B. West & William E. Rogers.

2014. Texas A&M Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association, Invited Talk – “Hercules and the Hydra: are management treatments of resprouting woody plants more effective when combined with fire?”

2014. Texas Plant Conservation Conference, Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas. Contributed Talk – “Can fire and herbivory be manipulated to restore endangered terrestrial orchid populations in a Texas post oak savanna?” William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka, Dirac Twidwell, Fred E. Smeins & Martha C. Ariza.

2014. Texas Plant Conservation Conference, Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas. Contributed Talk – “The effects of woody plant management on habitat conditions and plant demography of the endangered orchid, Spiranthes parksii Correll.” Richard K. Bruton, Fred E. Smeins, Martha C.Ariza, William E. Rogers & Alfredo Delgado.

2014. Texas Plant Conservation Conference, Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas. Contributed Talk – “Determinants and likelihood of occurrence of an endangered endemic orchid (Spiranthes parksii (Correll)) in central Texas.” Hsiao-Hsuan, Wang, Carissa L. Wonkka, Michael L. Treglia, William E. Grant, Fred E. Smeins & William E. Rogers.

2014. Texas Plant Conservation Conference, Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas. Contributed Talk – “Biology/ecology of Navasota ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes parksii): current state of knowledge.” Fred E. Smeins, Carissa L. Wonkka, William E. Rogers, Richard K. Bruton & Martha C. Ariza.

2014. International Association for Vegetation Science 57th Annual Meeting, Perth, Australia. Contributed Talk – “Hercules and the Hydra: Are mechanical, chemical, and/or grazing treatments of resprouting woody plants more effective when combined with fire?” William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka, Dirac Twidwell & Michele D. Clark.

2014. Ecological Society of America 99th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. Contributed Talk – “Can experimental manipulations of fire and herbivory be utilized to restore populations of an endangered terrestrial orchid in Texas post oak savannas?” William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka, Dirac Twidwell, Fred E. Smeins & Martha C. Ariza.

2014. Ecological Society of America 99th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. Contributed Talk – “Interactive effects of prescribed fire and grazing on invasive grass abundance and woody brush encroachment in a south Texas coastal prairie.” Michele Clark, William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka & Terry L. Blankenship.

2014. Ecological Society of America 99th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. Contributed Talk -“Legal barriers to effective ecosystem management: Exploring linkages between liability, regulations, and prescribed fire.” Carissa L. Wonkka, William E. Rogers & Urs P. Kreuter.

2014. Ecological Society of America 99th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. Contributed Talk – “Restoration of an urban wetland mitigation bank from invasion by Chinese Tallow.” Robert A. Washington-Allen, Alfredo Delgado, Kyle Landolt*, Cameron G. Brademan, Maggie Wann, Deseri D. Nally, Richard Bruton, William E. Rogers, Rebecca Martinez & Cathy Rogers-McCoy.

2014. Society of Range Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Contributed Talk – “Manipulating prolonged drought conditions on a prickly pear encroached rangeland.” Gabriela Sosa, William E. Rogers & Charles A. Taylor, Jr.

2014. Student Research Week-Ecological Integration Symposium, College Station, TX.  Contributed Talk “Interactive effects of prescribed fire and grazing on invasive grass abundance and woody brush encroachment in a south Texas coastal prairie.” Michele Clark, William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka, Terry L. Blankenship.

2014. North American Invasive Plant Short Course (Interactive Webinar) sponsored by University of Nebraska Lincoln – “Ecology and management of Chinese tallow in the southern United States.”

2013. College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX Invited Talk – “Ecological and societal resistance to prescribed extreme fire inhibit management efforts to restore degraded Texas rangelands: can we overcome these thresholds?”

2013. International Conference on Biological Invasions and Global Changes College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. Invited Talk – “Experimental manipulations of Chinese tallow tree in its native and introduced ranges: fundamental insights from a classic case-study.”

2013. Society for Ecological Restoration, Texas Chapter and Texas Riparian Association Joint Conference, Junction, TX. Contributed Talk – “Ecological and societal resistance to prescribed extreme fire inhibit management efforts to restore degraded Texas rangelands: can we overcome these constraints?” William E. Rogers, Dirac Twidwell, Carissa L. Wonkka, Urs P. Kreuter & Charles A. Taylor, Jr.

2013. Society for Ecological Restoration, Texas Chapter and Texas Riparian Association Joint Conference, Junction, TX. Contributed Talk – “Drought-induced woody plant mortality and community composition shifts in an encroached texas savanna: comparing the 1950s and the 2000s.” Carissa L. Wonkka, Dirac Twidwell, Charles A. Taylor Jr. Chris B. Zou, Jeremiah J. Twidwell & William E. Rogers.

2013. Society for Ecological Restoration, Texas Chapter and Texas Riparian Association Joint Conference, Junction, TX. Contributed Poster – “Interactive effects of prescribed fire and grazing on woody encroachment and invasive grass abundance in a southeastern Texas coastal prairie.” Michele Clark, William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka, & Terry Blankenship.

2013. Society for Ecological Restoration, Texas Chapter and Texas Riparian Association Joint Conference, Junction, TX. Contributed Poster – “Insect herbivores effect federally endangered Navasota ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes parksii).” Deseri Nally, Fred E. Smeins, William E. Rogers, Micky Eubanks, Richard Bruton, Martha C. Ariza & Carissa L. Wonkka. ***Winner of Best Graduate Student Poster***

2013. Society for Ecological Restoration, Texas Chapter and Texas Riparian Association Joint Conference, Junction, TX. Contributed Poster – “Life history of the endangered poppy, Argemone pleiacantha subsp. pinnatisecta, along an elevational gradient.” Nicole Ortiz, William E. Rogers, Fred E. Smeins & Diana Doan-Crider.

2013. Society for Ecological Restoration International, 5th World Conference, Madison, WI. Contributed Talk – “Moving toward a more dynamic platform for restoration and the need to consider extreme disturbance events.” Dirac Twidwell, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf , Brady Allred & William E. Rogers.

2013. Ecological Society of America 98th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Contributed Talk – “Can novel combinations of prescribed extreme fire and herbicide be used to overcome resprouting woody plant resilience and restore degraded rangelands in the southern Great Plains?” William E. Rogers, Dirac Twidwell, Carissa L. Wonkka, Urs P. Kreuter & Charles A. Taylor, Jr.

2013. Ecological Society of America 98th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Contributed Talk – “Patch-specific woody plant mortality following severe drought in a semi-arid Texas savanna.” Carissa L. Wonkka, Dirac Twidwell, Charles A. Taylor Jr. Chris B. Zou, Jeremiah J. Twidwell & William E. Rogers.

2013. International Association of Vegetation Science 56th Annual Meeting, Tartu, Estonia. Contributed Poster – “Dynamics of an endangered terrestrial orchid in response to experimental manipulations of fire and herbivory in a Texas post oak savanna.”  William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka, Dirac Twidwell & Fred E. Smeins.

2013. International Association of Vegetation Science 56th Annual Meeting, Tartu, Estonia. Contributed Poster – “Topoedaphic factors and land management drive patchy drought-induced woody mortality in an encroached semiarid savanna: comparing the 1950s to the 2000s.” Carissa L. Wonkka, Dirac Twidwell, Charles A. Taylor Jr. Chris B. Zou, Jeremiah J. Twidwell & William E. Rogers.

2013. Department of Biology, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. Invited Talk – “Using prescribed extreme fire to restore degraded rangelands: overcoming ecological and social resistance.”

2013. Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas &M University. Invited Talk – “Overcoming ecological and social resistance to prescribed fire as a restoration strategy in degraded Texas Landscapes: New insights from experimental studies.”

2013. Society of Range Management Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK. Contributed Poster – “Effects of fire and herbivory on an endangered terrestrial orchid in a Texas post oak savanna.” William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka, Dirac Twidwell & Fred E. Smeins.

2013. Society of Range Management Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK. Contributed Poster – “An experimental assessment of different restoration practices in a brush encroached south Texas rangeland.” Carissa L. Wonkka, William E. Rogers & Dirac Twidwell.

2013. Society of Range Management Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK. Contributed Poster – “The interactive effects of prescribed fire and ungulate grazing on bankrupt bush (Seriphium plumosum) in a South African highveld grassland.” Michele D. Clark, William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka, Deseri Nally, Richard W. Teague, Urs P. Kreuter & James Muir.

2013. Society of Range Management Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK. Contributed Talk – “Exceptional drought events cause patch-level patterns of woody dieback in semiarid Texas: comparing the 2000s to the 1950s.” Carissa L. Wonkka, Dirac Twidwell, Charles A. Taylor Jr. Chris B. Zou, Jeremiah J. Twidwell & William E. Rogers. *** First Place PhD Oral Presentation***

2013. Society of Range Management Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK. Contributed Talk – “Manipulating prolonged drought conditions on a prickly pear encroached rangeland.” Gabriela Sosa, William E. Rogers & Charles A. Taylor, Jr.

2013. Society of Range Management Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK. Contributed Talk – “Coupling fire physics and fire ecology to quantify state transitions and guide restoration actions.” Dirac Twidwell, Sam Fuhlendorf, William E. Rogers & Charles A. Taylor, Jr.

2012.   Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Rice University.  Invited Talk – “Restoring degraded rangelands with prescribed extreme fire: strategies for overcoming ecological and social thresholds.”

2012.   Quantitative Biology Seminar Series – Texas A&M University. Invited Talk – “Experimental comparisons of Chinese tallow tree growth and survival with and without native enemies.”

2012.   Ecological Society of America 97th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.  Contributed Talk – “Exploring population level herbivore effects on an endangered terrestrial orchid.”  Wonkka, Carissa L., William E. Rogers, Dirac Twidwell, Fred E. Smeins & Masami Fujiwara.

2012.   Ecological Society of America 97th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. Contributed Poster – “Effects of fire and herbivory on an endangered terrestrial orchid in a Texas post oak savanna.” Rogers, William E., Carissa L. Wonkka, Dirac Twidwell, Fred E. Smeins.

2012.   Ecological Society of America 97th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.  Contributed Poster“In situ seed germination and mycorrhizal associations of the endangered terrestrial orchid Spiranthes parksii.” Ariza, Martha C., William E. Rogers, Fred E. Smeins & J. Ryan Hammons.

2011.   Ecological Society of America 96th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. Invited Talk – “Applying prescribed extreme fire within a resilience framework to help stakeholders adapt to changing rangeland environments.” Dirac Twidwell, William E. Rogers & Charles A. Taylor, Jr.

2011.   Ecological Society of America 96th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. Contributed Poster – “Using prescribed extreme fire for coastal prairie restoration: effects on species richness and invasion.” William E. Rogers, Dirac Twidwell, Elizabeth A. McMahon*, Bryce R. Thomas, Urs P. Kreuter & Terry L. Blankenship.

2011.   Ecological Society of America 96th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. Contributed Talk – “Predicted range expansion of Chinese tallow tree (Triadica sebifera) in forestlands of the southern United States.” Hsiaohsuan Wang, William E Grant, Todd M. Swannack, Jianbang Gan, William E. Rogers, Tomasz E. Koralewski, James H. Miller & John W. Taylor, Jr.

2011.   Ecological Society of America 96th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. Contributed Talk – Fire-induced divergence of the lifecycle of an endangered terrestrial orchid (Spirantheses parksii Correll). Carissa L. Wonkka, William E. Rogers, Fred E. Smeins & Dirac Twidwell.

2011.   Welder Wildlife Student Symposium, Sinton, TX.  Invited Talk – “Prairie and savanna restoration with controlled wildfire.” Dirac Twidwell & William E. Rogers.

2011.   Grasslands in a Global Context – Konza Prairie Anniversary Symposium, Manhattan, KS.  Contributed Poster – “Reducing prickly pear encroachment with prescribed fire.” Gabriela Sosa, William E. Rogers & Charles A. Taylor, Jr.

2011.   West Gulf Coastal Plain and Big Thicket Science Conference, Nacogdoches, TX. Contributed Talk – “Restoring west Gulf coastal prairies using prescribed extreme fires.” William E. Rogers, Dirac Twidwell & Terry L. Blankenship.

2011.   West Gulf Coastal Plain and Big Thicket Science Conference, Nacogdoches, TX. Contributed Talk – “Alien fire ant and native harvester ant responses to coastal prairie restoration with fire.” Dirac Twidwell, Jennifer M. Meza*, C. Jack Turney* & William E. Rogers.

2011.   Department of Geography, Texas A&M University – Invited Seminar, “The causes and consequences of Chinese tallow tree invasions in North America.”

2011.   Society of Range Management Annual Meeting, Billings, MT. Contributed Talk – “Moving Beyond the Myths and Traditions of Fire Behavior in Rangelands.”  Dirac Twidwell, William E. Rogers, Samuel Fuhlendorf, Charles Taylor, Jr., David Engle.

2011.   Society of Range Management Annual Meeting, Billings, MT. Contributed Talk – “Conquering Social and Ecological Fire Thresholds to Empower and Equip Ranchers to Manage Rangelands.” Charles A. Taylor, Jr., Dirac Twidwell, William E. Rogers.

2011.   Society of Range Management Annual Meeting, Billings, MT. Contributed Talk – “Herbivore effects on life-stage transitions of an endangered orchid, Spiranthes parksii Correll.” Carissa L. Wonkka, William E. Rogers, Fred E. Smeins, and Dirac Twidwell.

2010.  Applied Biodiversity Science Program, Texas A&M University – Invited Seminar – “A decade of investigating Chinese tallow tree invasions in North America: what have we learned and where do we go from here?”

2010.  USDA-AFRI Regional CAP Planning Grant Meeting, Arlington, TX. Invited Talk – “Using prescribed extreme fire to restore degraded rangelands in the Edwards Plateau region.”

2010. Ecological Society of America 95th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, “Experimental manipulation of biotic and abiotic factors to determine their implications for conservation of an endangered endemic orchid (Spiranthes parksii)” Carissa L. Wonkka, William E. Rogers, Dirac Twidwell, Sarah J. Haller, Fred E. Smeins, and J. Ryan Hammons.

2010. Ecological Society of America 95th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. Contributed Talk – “Using prescribed extreme fire to collapse and restore ecological systems: the benefits of quantifying resilience.” Dirac Twidwell, William E. Rogers, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, and Charles A. Taylor, Jr.

2010. Ecological Society of America 95th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. Contributed Talk – “Restoring shrub invaded rangelands with prescribed extreme fire.” William E. Rogers, Dirac Twidwell, Gabriela Sosa, and Charles A. Taylor, Jr.

2010. Ecological Society of America 95th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. Contributed Poster – “PhD-instructed undergraduate research: more than an undergraduate education and doctoral dissertation.” Dirac Twidwell, William E. Rogers, & Steven G. Whisenant

2010. Society of Range Management-Weed Science Society of America Joint Meeting, Denver, CO. Invited Talk – “Prescribed extreme fire for restoring Texas rangelands degraded by persistent invasive plants.”  William E. Rogers, Dirac Twidwell, Gabriela Sosa, Charles A. Taylor.

2010. Student Research Week-Ecological Integration Symposium, College Station, TX.  Contributed Poster – “Restoring a Degraded Rangeland: Examining the effects of seasonality and herbivory on Opuntia Cacti Management.” Gabriela Sosa, William E. Rogers, Dirac Twidwell and Charles A. Taylor, Jr. Second Place Poster Winner.

2009. University of Texas‑San Antonio.  Invited Talk – “Restoring habitats degraded by an invasive alien tree species: an experimental approach.” William E. Rogers.

2009. Society of Range Management meeting, Albuquerque, NM. Contributed Poster – “Ecological and social resilience in fire dependent systems: a preview.” Dirac Twidwell, William E. Rogers, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, Charles A. Taylor, Jr. & Urs P. Kreuter.

2009. Society of Range Management meeting, Albuquerque, NM. Contributed Talk – “Prescribed fire impacts on red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) densities across three ecoregions in Texas.” Charles J. Turney*, Dirac Twidwell, & William E. Rogers.

2009. Society of Range Management meeting, Albuquerque, NM. Contributed Talk – “Ecological, economic, and social dimensions of using summer fire to restore ecosystems in the southern plains of the US. Urs Kreuter, W. Richard Teague, William E. Rogers, C. A. Taylor Jr. & D. Lynn Drawe.

2009.   94th Annual Ecological Society of America Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Evaluating cross‑scale resilience of an invaded savanna using field‑based pulsed lidar.” Alfredo Delgado*, Dirac Twidwell, Robert A. Washington‑Allen, William E. Rogers, and Sorin C. Popescu.

2009.   94th Annual Ecological Society of America Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Interactive effects of soil resources and light availability on the establishment and growth of an endangered orchid, Navasota Ladies’ Tresses (Spiranthes parksii)” Sarah J. Haller, William E. Rogers, Fred E. Smeins, and Carissa L. Wonkka.

2009.   94th Annual Ecological Society of America Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Predicting the cyclic collapse between grassland and juniper woodland.”  Dirac Twidwell, William E. Rogers, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, Charles A. Taylor Jr., and Urs P. Kreuter.

2009.   94th Annual Ecological Society of America Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Small threats, big challenges: Using prescribed fire to locate and manage for fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) invasion in Texas.” Charles J. Turney*, Dirac Twidwell, and William E. Rogers.

2009.   94th Annual Ecological Society of America Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico. “The effects of fire and herbivory on an endangered endemic orchid, Navasota ladies tresses (Spiranthes parksii).” Carissa L. Wonkka, William E. Rogers, and Dirac Twidwell†.

2009.   19th Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration International, Perth, Australia.  “Using extreme fire to restore ecosystems in the southern plains: an ecological, economic and social evaluation.” Urs P. Kreuter, W. Richard Teague, J. Richard Conner, William E. Rogers, Charles Taylor, Jr.

2009.   19th Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration International, Perth, Australia.  “Overcoming ecological and social resilience to restore fire dependent systems.” Dirac Twidwell, William E. Rogers, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, Charles A. Taylor, Jr. and Urs P. Kreuter. Awarded Best Student Oral Presentation.

2009.   19th Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration International, Perth, Australia.  Restoring a degraded rangeland: using fire and herbivory to control Opuntia cacti encroachment.” Gabriela Sosa, William E. Rogers, Charles A. Taylor, Jr., and Dirac Twidwell†.

2009.   19th Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration International, Perth, Australia. “Woody shrub encroachment limits the establishment of an endangered orchid, Navasota Ladies’ Tresses (Spiranthes parksii): restoration strategies for Texas post oak savanna.” William E. Rogers, Sarah Haller, Ryan Hammons, Fred E. Smeins, and Carissa L. Wonkka.

2009.   Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. “Undergraduate Research Experiences in Support of Dryland Monitoring: Field and Satellite Remote Sensing of Change in Savanna Structure, Biomass, and Carbon after Prescribed Fires.” Robert A. Washington‑Allen, Dirac Twidwell, Vincent P. Mendieta, Alfredo Delgado*, Brett Redman, Winston Trollope, Lynne Trollope, Navashni Govender, Izak Smit, Sorin Popescu, Chris de Bruno Austin, William E. Rogers, and Matt C. Reeves.

2009.   Silvilaser the 9th international conference on lidar applications for assessing forest ecosystems, College Station, TX. “Undergraduate Research Experiences in Support of Dryland Monitoring: Field and Satellite Remote Sensing of Change in Savanna Structure, Biomass, and Carbon after Prescribed Fires.” Robert A. Washington‑Allen, Dirac Twidwell, Vincent P. Mendieta, Alfredo Delgado*, Brett Redman, Winston Trollope, Lynne Trollope, Navashni Govender, Izak Smit, Sorin Popescu, Chris de Bruno Austin, William E. Rogers, and Matt C. Reeves.

2009.   10th Annual Ecological Integration Symposium. College Station, TX. “Ecological and social resilience in fire dependent systems: a preview.” Dirac Twidwell, William E. Rogers, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, CharlesA. Taylor, Jr., Urs P. Kreuter. Best graduate presentation ‑ 2nd place poster.

2009.   10th Annual Ecological Integration Symposium. College Station, TX. “The effects of fire and herbivory on an endangered endemic orchid, Navasota Ladies Tresses (Spiranthes parksii).” Carissa L. Wonkka, William E. Rogers, Dirac Twidwell. Best graduate presentation ‑ 1st place poster.

2009.   12th Annual TAMU Student Research Week, College Station, TX. “Prescribed fire as a management tool to prevent Opuntia cacti encroachment.” Gabriela Sosa, William E. Rogers, Dirac Twidwell and Charles A. Taylor, Jr.

2009.   Texas Plant Conservation Conference, Austin, TX. “In situ seed germination and mycorrhizal associations of the endangered orchid Spiranthes parksii.” Martha C. Ariza, J. Ryan Hammons, William E. Rogers, and Fred E. Smeins.

2009.   Texas Plant Conservation Conference, Austin, TX.  “Demographics, life history, and transplantation methods for an endangerted orchid endemic to texas, Navasota ladies’ tresses (Spiranthes parksii Correll).” J. Ryan Hammons, Fred E. Smeins, and William E. Rogers.

(* Undergraduate student contribution; Graduate student contribution)

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