Publications

Number of peer-reviewed publications: 63

Number of peer-reviewed book chapters: 3

Number of extension publications: 3

(* Undergraduate student contribution ; Graduate student contribution )

In review

Washington-Allen, Robert A. , Alfredo Delgado, Cameron Brademan, Maggie Wann Anderson*, Kyle L. Landholt*, Richard Bruton*†, Deseri D. Nally*†, Rebecca Martinez, William E. Rogers, Georgianne W. Moore  & Robert W. Duncan (in review) Multi-temporal analysis of herbicide-induced mortality of the invasive plant Chinese tallow using terrestrial laser scanning.

Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, Carissa L. Wonkka, Michael L. Treglia, William E. Grant, Fred E. Smeins, William E. Rogers (in prep) Importance of edaphic characteristics in the conservation of an endangered terrestrial orchid.

Wonkka, Carissa L., Dirac Twidwell, Fred E. Smeins, Masami Fujiwara & William E. Rogers (in prep) Herbivore induced divergence in the life cycle of an endangered terrestrial orchid (Spiranthes parksii Correll).

Culpepper, Lela Z.*, Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, Tomasz E. Koralewski, William E. Grant & William E. Rogers (in review) Understory upheaval: factors influencing Japanese stiltgrass invasion in forestlands of Tennessee.

2017

Rogers, William E. (in press) Invasive Species.  In: Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, D DellaSala & M Goldstein (editors), Elsevier Publishing, Oxford, UK. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10295-7

Wonkka, Carissa L., Jason B. West, Dirac Twidwell & William E. Rogers (2017) Grass mortality and turnover following core rangeland restoration practices. Rangeland Ecology and Management 70:290-300. DOI: 10.1016/j.rama.2016.10.011.

Siemann, Evan, Saara J. DeWalt, Jianwen Zou & William E. Rogers (2017) An experimental test of the EICA Hypothesis in multiple ranges: invasive populations outperform those from the native range independent of insect herbivore suppression. Annals of Botany-Plants 9:plw087 (13pp) DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plw087 (open access)

2016

Wonkka, Carissa L., Dirac Twidwell, Trenton Franz, Charles A. Taylor Jr. & William E. Rogers (2016) Persistence of a severe drought increases desertification but not woody dieback in semiarid savanna. Rangeland Ecology and Management 69:491-498.  DOI: 10.1016/j.rama.2016.07.005

Russell, Morgan, Carissa L. Wonkka†, William E. Rogers & Urs P. Kreuter (2016) “Legal Barriers to Prescribed Burning.” Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Texas A&M System Publication ERM-022, 5pp. (pdf)

Twidwell, Dirac, William E. Rogers, Carissa L. Wonkka, Charles A. Taylor Jr., & Urs P. Kreuter (2016) Extreme prescribed fire during drought reduces survival and density of woody resprouters. Journal of Applied Ecology 53:1585-1596.  DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12674

Wonkka, Carissa L., Dirac Twidwell, Jason B. West & William E. Rogers (2016) Shrubland resilience varies across soil types: implications for operationalizing resilience in ecological restoration. Ecological Applications 26(1):128-145. DOI: 10.1890/15-0066.1

Wang, Hsiao-Hsuan, Carissa L. Wonkka, William E. Grant & William E. Rogers (2016) Range expansion of invasive shrubs: implication for crown fire risk in forestlands of the southern United States. Annals of Botany-Plants 8:plw012 (14pp). DOI:10.1093/aobpla/plw012 (HHW & CLW are co-lead authors). (open access)

2015

Wonkka, Carissa L., William E. Rogers & Urs P. Kreuter (2015) Legal barriers to effective ecosystem management: Exploring linkages between liability, regulations, and prescribed fire. Ecological Applications 25(8):2382-2393. DOI: 10.1890/14-1791.1

Wang, Hsiao-Hsuan, Carissa L. Wonkka, Mike L. Treglia, William E. Grant, Fred E. Smeins & William E. Rogers (2015) Species distribution modeling for conservation of an endangered endemic orchid.  Annals of Botany – Plants 7:plv039 (12pp). DOI: 10.1093/aobpl/plv039 (HHW & CLW are co-lead authors).  (open access)

2014

Twidwell, Dirac, Carissa L. Wonkka,  Charles A. Taylor, Jr., Chris B. Zou, Jeremiah J. Twidwell & William E. Rogers (2014) Drought-induced woody plant mortality in an encroached semiarid savanna depends on topoedaphic factors and land management. Applied Vegetation Science 17:42-52. DOI: 10.1111\avsc.12044 (pdf)

Twidwell, Dirac, Jennifer M. Meza*, Charles J. Turney* & William E. Rogers (2014) Does prescribed fire facilitate fire ant invasions in coastal prairies or aid management efforts by improving mound search efforts?  Southeastern Naturalist 13 (sp5):93-104. DOI: 10.1656/058.013.s509 (pdf)

Zhang, Ling, Hong Wang, Jianwen Zou, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2014) Non-native plant litter enhances soil carbon dioxide emissions in an invaded annual grassland. PLoS One 9(issue 3):8pp. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092301 (pdf)

2013

Twidwell, Dirac, William E. Rogers, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, Carissa L. Wonkka, David M. Engle, John R. Weir, Urs P. Kreuter, Charles A. Taylor, Jr. (2013) The rising Great Plains fire campaign: citizenry response to woody plant encroachment. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11:e64-e71.   DOI:10.1890/130015 (pdf)

Twidwell, Dirac, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, Charles A. Taylor, Jr., & William E. Rogers (2013) Refining thresholds in coupled fire-vegetation models to improve management of encroaching woody plants in grasslands. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:603-613. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12063 (pdf)

2012

Twidwell, Dirac, William E. Rogers, Elizabeth A. McMahon*, Bryce R. Thomas, Urs P. Kreuter & Terry Blankenship (2012) Prescribed extreme fire effects on richness and invasion in coastal prairie.  Invasive Plant Science and Management 5:330-340. DOI: 10.1614/IPSM-D-12-00017.1 (pdf)

Wang, Hsiao-Hsuan, Carissa L. Wonkka, William E. Grant & William E. Rogers (2012) Potential range expansion of Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica Thunb.) in southern U.S. forestlands. Forests 3:573-590. DOI:10.3390/f3030573 (pdf)

Wang, Hsiao-Hsuan, William E. Grant, Jianbang Gan, William E. Rogers, Todd M. Swannack, Tomasz E. Koralewski, James H. Miller & John W. Taylor Jr (2012) Integrating spread dynamics and economics of timber production to manage Chinese tallow invasions in southern U.S. forestlands. PLoS One 7(3):e33877.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033877 (pdf)

Park, Isaac, Saara J. DeWalt, Evan Siemann & William E. Rogers (2012) Differences in cold hardiness between introduced populations of an invasive tree.  Biological Invasions 14:2029-2038. BINV2378. DOI 10.1007/s10530-012-0209-x (pdf)

Wonkka, Carissa L., William E. Rogers, Fred E. Smeins, J. Ryan Hammons, Sarah Haller & Martha Ariza (2012) Biology, ecology, and conservation of Navasota ladies’ tresses (Spiranthes parksii Correll), an endangered terrestrial orchid of Texas.  Native Plants Journal 13:236-244. (pdf)

Timmons, Jared B., Blake Alldredge, William E. Rogers & James C. Cathey (2012) Feral hogs negatively affect native plant communities.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Texas A&M System Publication SP-467, 9pp. (pdf)

2011

DeWalt, Saara J., Evan Siemann & William E. Rogers (2011) Geographic distribution of genetic variation among native and introduced populations of Chinese tallow tree, Triadica sebifera (Euphorbiaceae). American Journal of Botany 98:1128-1138. (pdf)

Wang, Hsiao-Hsuan, William E. Grant, Todd M. Swannack, Jianbang Gan, William E. Rogers, Tomasz E. Koralewski, James H. Miller & John W. Taylor Jr. (2011) Predicted range expansion of Chinese tallow tree (Triadica sebifera) in forestlands of the southern United States. Diversity and Distributions 17:552-565. (pdf) (supporting information)

2010

Hartley, Maria K., William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2010) Comparisons of arthropod assemblages on an invasive and native trees: abundance, diversity and damage.  Arthropod-Plant Interactions 4:237-245. (pdf)

Hammons, J Ryan, Fred E. Smeins & William E. Rogers (2010) Transplant methods for the endangered orchid, Spiranthes parksii Correll. North American Native Orchid Journal 16:38-46. (pdf)

Nijjer, Somereet, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2010) The impacts of fertilization on mycorrhizal production and investment in Western Gulf Coast Grasslands.  American Midland Naturalist 163:124-133. (pdf)

2009

Siemann, Evan, Juli A. Carrillo, Christopher A. Gabler, Roy Zipp & William E. Rogers (2009) Experimental test of the impacts of feral hogs on forest dynamics and processes in the southeastern US.  Forest Ecology and Management 258:546-553. (pdf)

Zou, Jianwen, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2009) Plasticity of Sapium sebiferum seedling growth to light and water resources: inter- and intraspecific comparisons.  Basic and Applied Ecology: 10:79-88. (pdf)

2008

Zou, Jianwen, Evan Siemann, William E. Rogers & Saara J. DeWalt (2008) Decreased resistance and increased tolerance to native herbivores of the invasive plant Sapium sebiferum. Ecography 31:663-671. (pdf)

Rúa*, Megan A., Somereet Nijjer, Amy Johnson, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2008) Experimental approaches to test allelopathy: A case study using the invader Sapium sebiferum. Allelopathy Journal 22:1-14. (pdf)

Zou, Jianwen, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2008) Increased competitive ability and herbivory tolerance of the invasive plant Sapium sebiferum. Biological Invasions 10:291-302. (pdf)

Nijjer, Somereet, William E. Rogers, Cin-Ty A. Lee & Evan Siemann (2008) The effects of soil biota and fertilization on the success of Sapium sebiferum. Applied Soil Ecology 38:1-11. (pdf)

2007

Nijjer, Somereet, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2007) Negative plant-soil feedbacks may limit persistence of an invasive tree due to rapid accumulation of soil pathogens.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274:2621-2627. (pdf)

Siemann, Evan, William E. Rogers & James B. Grace (2007) Effects of nutrient loading and extreme rainfall events on coastal tall grass prairies: invasion intensity, vegetation responses and C and N distribution.  Global Change Biology 13:2184-2192. (pdf)

Zou, Jianwen, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2007) Differences in morphological and physiological traits between native and invasive populations of Sapium sebiferumFunctional Ecology 21:721-730. (pdf)

Siemann, Evan, & William E. Rogers  (2007) The role of soil resources in an exotic tree invasion in Texas coastal prairie. Journal of Ecology 95:689-697. (pdf)

Hartley, Maria K., William E. Rogers, James B. Grace & Evan Siemann (2007)  Responses of prairie arthropod communities to fire and fertilizer: balancing plant and arthropod conservation.  American Midland Naturalist 157: 92-105. (pdf)

2006

Siemann, Evan, William E. Rogers & Saara DeWalt (2006) Rapid adaptation of insect herbivores to an invasive plant. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 273:2763-2769. (pdf)

Zou, Jianwen, William E. Rogers, Saara J. DeWalt & Evan Siemann (2006) The effect of Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum) ecotype on soil-plant system carbon and nitrogen processes. Oecologia 150:272-281. (pdf)

Dewalt, Saara J., William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2006) Microsatellite markers for an invasive tetraploid tree, Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifera). Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 505-507. (pdf)

Donahue, Candice, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2006) Restoring an invaded prairie by mulching live Sapium sebiferm (Chinese tallow trees):Effects of mulch on Sapium seed germination. Natural Areas Journal 26:244-253. (pdf)

Siemann, Evan, & William E. Rogers (2006) Recruitment limitation, seedling performance and persistence of exotic tree monocultures.  Biological Invasions 8:979-991. (pdf)

2005

Rogers, William E., & Evan Siemann (2005) Herbivory tolerance and compensatory differences in native and invasive ecotypes of Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum). Plant Ecology 181:57-68. (pdf)

Bossdorf, Oliver, Harald Auge, Lucile LaFuma, William E. Rogers, Evan Siemann & Daniel Prati (2005) Phenotypic and genetic differentiation in native versus introduced plant populations.  Oecologia 144:1-11. (pdf)

Romañach, Stephanie S., Eric W. Seabloom, O. James Reichman, William E. Rogers & Guy N. Cameron (2005) Effects of species, gender, age, and habitat on pocket gopher burrow geometry. Journal of Mammalogy 86:750-756. (pdf)

2004

Rogers, William E., & Evan Siemann (2004) Invasive ecotypes tolerate herbivory more effectively than native ecotypes of the Chinese tallow tree. Journal of Applied Ecology 41:561-570. (pdf)

Rogers, William E., & Evan Siemann (2004) The role of herbivores in alien plant invasions: insights using a combination of methods to enhance or reduce herbivory.  Pp. 329-355 in: Insects and Ecosystem Function.  Siemann, E. & W.  Weisser (eds.). Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (pdf)

Siemann, Evan, Walter P. Carson, William E. Rogers & Wolfgang W. Weisser (2004) Reducing herbivory using insecticides.  Pp. 303-327 in: Insects and Ecosystem Function.  Siemann, E. & W. W.  Weisser (eds.).  Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Lankau*, Richard A., William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2004)  Constraints on the utilisation of the invasive Chinese Tallow Tree (Sapium sebiferum) by generalist native herbivores in coastal prairies.  Ecological Entomology 29:66-75. (pdf)

Butterfield*, Bradley J., William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2004) Growth of Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum) and four native trees under varying water regimes. Texas Journal of Science 56:335-346. (pdf)

Donahue, Candice, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2004) Effects of temperature and mulch depth on Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum) seed germination. Texas Journal of Science 56:347-356. (pdf)

Nijjer, Somereet, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2004) The effect of mycorrhizal inoculum on the growth of five native tree species and the invasive Chinese Tallow Tree (Sapium sebiferum). Texas Journal of Science 56:357-368. (pdf)

Hartley, Maria K., Saara DeWalt, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2004) Characterization of arthropod assemblage supported by the Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum) in southeast Texas. Texas Journal of Science 56:369-382.(pdf)

2003

Rogers, William E., & Evan Siemann (2003) Effects of simulated herbivory and resources on Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum, Euphorbiaceae) invasion of native coastal prairie.  American Journal of Botany 90:243-249. (pdf)

Rogers, William E., Evan Siemann & Richard Lankau* (2003)  Damage induced production of extrafloral nectaries in native and introduced seedlings of Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum).  American Midland Naturalist 149:413-417. (pdf)

Siemann, Evan, & William E. Rogers (2003) Herbivory, disease, recruitment limitation and the success of alien and native tree species.  Ecology 84:1489-1505. (pdf)

Siemann, Evan, & William E. Rogers (2003)  Reduced resistance of invasive varieties of the alien tree Sapium sebiferum to a generalist herbivore.  Oecologia 135:451-457. (pdf)

Siemann, Evan, & William E. Rogers (2003) Increased competitive ability of an invasive tree may be limited by an invasive beetle.  Ecological Applications 13:1503-1507. (pdf)

Siemann, Evan, & William E. Rogers (2003) Changes in light and nitrogen availability under pioneer trees may indirectly facilitate tree invasions of grasslands.  Journal of Ecology 91:923-931. (pdf)

2002

Rogers, William E., & Evan Siemann (2002) Effects of simulated herbivory and resource availability on native and invasive exotic tree seedlings.  Basic and Applied Ecology 3:297-307. (pdf)

Nijjer*, Somereet, Richard A. Lankau*, William E. Rogers & Evan Siemann (2002) Effects of temperature and light on Chinese tallow (Sapium sebiferum) and Texas Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata) seed germination.  Texas Journal of Science 54:63-68. (pdf)

2001

Rogers, William E., & David C. Hartnett (2001) Temporal vegetation dynamics and recolonization mechanisms on different-sized disturbances in tallgrass prairie.  American Journal of Botany 88:1634-1642. (pdf)

Rogers, William E., & David C. Hartnett (2001) Vegetation responses to different spatial patterns of soil disturbance in burned and unburned tallgrass prairie.  Plant Ecology 155:99-109. (pdf)

Rogers, William E., David C. Hartnett & Bradley Elder (2001) Effects of plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius) disturbances on tallgrass-prairie plant community structure.  American Midland Naturalist 145:344-357. (pdf)

Siemann, Evan, & William E. Rogers (2001) Genetic differences in growth of an invasive tree species.  Ecology Letters 4:514-518. (pdf)

2000

Rogers, William E., Somereet Nijjer*, Carrie L. Smith* & Evan Siemann (2000) Effects of resources and herbivory on leaf morphology and physiology of Chinese tallow (Sapium sebiferum) tree seedlings.  Texas Journal of Science 52S:43-56. (pdf)

Keay*, June, William E. Rogers, Richard Lankau* & Evan Siemann (2000) The role of allelopathy in invasion of Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum).  Texas Journal of Science 52S:57-64. (pdf)

(* Undergraduate student contribution ; Graduate student contribution )

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