The Rooney Lab
Wright State University

Department of Biological Sciences







  • Fakhar-i-Abbas, TP ROONEY, A Mian, ZI Bhatti, J Haider. 2015. The distribution, population status, and wildlife product trade of Himalayan musk deer in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Journal of Bioresource Management. In press..
  • ROONEY TP, R Buttenschøn, P Madsen, CR Olesen, AJ Royo, and SL Stout. 2015. Integrating ungulate herbivory into forest landscape restoration. Pages 69 – 85 in JA Stanturf and P Madsen, eds. Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, 2nd ed. CRC Press.
  • Beschta, RL, C Eisenberg, JW Laundré, WJ Ripple, and TP ROONEY. 2014. Predation risk, elk, and aspen: comment. Ecology 95: 2669-2671.
  • Begley-Miller, DR, A Hipp, B Brown, M Hahn, and TP ROONEY. 2014. White-tailed deer are a biotic filter during community assembly, reducing species and phylogenetic diversity. AoB Plants (2014): plu030 doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plu030.
  • Bouchard, K, JE Wiedenhoeft, AP Wydeven and TP ROONEY. 201. Wolves facilitate the recovery of browse-sensitive understory herbs in Wisconsin forests. Boreal Environment Research 18 (Supp. A): 43-49.
  • Fakhar-i-Abbas, TP ROONEY, J. Haider, and A Mian. 2013. Food limitation as a potentially emerging contributor to the Asian vulture crisis. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 23: 1758-1760.
  • Callan, R, NP Nibbelink, TP ROONEY, JE Weidenhoeft, and AP Wydeven. 2013. Recolonizing wolves trigger a trophic cascade in Wisconsin. Journal of Ecology 101: 837-845.
  • Fakhar-i-Abbas, TP ROONEY, and A Mian. 2013. Gray wolf (Canis lupus L.) in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan: distribution, abundance, and persecution. Canid Biology & Conservation 16: 18-24. (pdf)
  • Fakhar-i-Abbas, KE Ruckstuhl, A Mian, T Akhtar, and TP ROONEY. 2012. Distribution, population size and structure of Himalayan grey goral Naemorhedus goral bedfordi (Certiodactyla: Bovidae) in Pakistan. Mammalia 76: 143-147.
  • ROONEY TP and DA Rogers. 2011. Colonization and effects of Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), European Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), and Bell’s Honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella) on understory plants after five decades in southern Wisconsin forests. Invasive Plant Science and Management 4: 317-325.
  • ROONEY TP, JL Peters, and JL Hays. 2010. Changes in the Sugarcreek Metropark bird community between 1978 and 2010. The Ohio Cardinal 34: 30-37.
  • ROONEY TP and MK Leach. 2010. Replacing hay-mowing with prescribed fire restores species diversity and conservation value in a tallgrass prairie sampled thrice: a 59-year study. American Midland Naturalist 164: 311-321
  • Ripple, WJ, TP ROONEY, and RL Beschta. 2010. Large predators, deer, and trophic cascades in the mid-latitudes. Pages 141-161 in J Terborgh and JA Estes, eds. Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature. Island Press, Washington DC.
  • Rogers, DA, TP ROONEY, TJ Hawbaker, VC Radeloff, and DM Waller. 2009. Paying the extinction debt in southern Wisconsin forest understories. Conservation Biology 23: 1497-1506.
  • ROONEY TP. 2009. High white-tailed deer densities benefit graminoids and contribute to biotic homogenization of forest ground-layer vegetation. Plant Ecology 202: 103-111.
  • ROONEY TP and DA Anderson. 2009. Are wolf-mediated trophic cascades boosting biodiversity in the Great Lakes Region? Pages 205-215 in A.P. Wydeven and T. Van Deelen, eds. Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States: an Endangered Species Success Story. Springer, New York.
  • ROONEY, TP. 2008. Stability of plant species co-occurrence structure in forest herb-layer communities. Acta Oecologica 34: 354-360.
  • Rogers, DA, TP ROONEY, D Olson, and DM Waller. 2008. Fifty years of change in southern Wisconsin forests: Shifts in canopy and understory richness, composition and heterogeneity. Ecology 89: 2482-2492
  • Waller, DM and TP ROONEY. 2008. Assembling the puzzle. Pages 1-12 in The Vanishing Present.
  • Rogers, DA, TP ROONEY, and R. Henderson. 2008. Changes in southern upland forests. Pages 91-101 in The Vanishing Present.
  • ROONEY, TP and DM Waller. 2008. Plant species diversity in the once and future Northwoods. Pages 75-90 in The Vanishing Present.
  • ROONEY, TP and DJ Mladenoff. 2008. The future of forest conservation. Pages 458-459 in The Vanishing Present.
  • ROONEY TP, JD Olden, MK Leach, DA Rogers. 2007. Biotic homogenization and conservation prioritization. Biological Conservation 134: 447-450.
  • ROONEY TP. 2006. Deer density reduction without a 12-gague shotgun (Wisconsin). Ecological Restoration 24: 205-206.
  • Olden, JD and TP ROONEY. 2006. On defining and quantifying of biotic homogenization. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15: 113-120.
  • ROONEY TP, and KC Millam. 2006. Population demography and herbivory of Trillium
    : implications for Trillium conservation. Pages 591-595 in Columbus, JT, EA Friar, JM Porter, LM Prince, and MG Simpson, eds. Monocots: Comparative biology and evolution (excluding Poales). Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA.
  • ROONEY TP. 2005. Distribution of ecologically-invasive plants along off-road vehicle trails in the Chequamegon National Forest, Wisconsin. Michigan Botanist 44: 169-173.
  • ROONEY TP, DA Rogers, SM Wiegmann, and DM Waller. 2004. Monitoring non-native plant invasions over 50 years in Wisconsin forests. Weed Technology 18: 1266-1268.
  • ROONEY TP, SM Wiegmann, DA Rogers, and DM Waller. 2004. Biotic impoverishment and homogenization in unfragmented forest understory communities. Conservation Biology 18: 787-798.
  • Waller, DM and TP ROONEY. 2004. Nature is changing in more ways than one. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19: 6-7.
  • LaRosa, RJ, DA Rogers, TP ROONEY, and DM Waller. 2004. Does steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa) facilitate pollination of Virginia meadow beauty (Rhexia virginica)? Michigan
    Botanist 43: 57-63.
  • Côté, SD, TP ROONEY, JP Tremblay, C Dussault, and DM Waller. 2004. Ecological impacts of deer overabundance. Annual Review of Ecology Evolution and Systematics 35: 113-147.
  • Steven, JC, TP ROONEY, OD Boyle, and DM Waller. 2003. Density-dependent pollinator visitation and self incompatibility in upper Great Lakes populations of Trillium
    . Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 130: 23-29.
  • ROONEY TP and K Gross. 2003. A demographic study of deer browsing impacts on Trillium grandiflorum. Plant Ecology 168: 267-277.
  • ROONEY TP and DM Waller. 2003. Direct and indirect effects of deer in forest ecosystems. Forest Ecology and Management 181: 165-176. (Special Issue—Forest Dynamics and Ungulate Herbivory: From Leaf to Landscape).
  • ROONEY, TP, SL Solheim, and DM Waller. 2002. Factors influencing the regeneration of
    northern white cedar in lowland forests of the Upper Great Lakes region, USA. Forest
    Ecology and Management 163: 119-130.
  • ROONEY, TP and DA Rogers. 2002. The modified Floristic Quality Index. Natural Areas
    Journal 22: 340-344.
  • Barry, GR, TP ROONEY, SJ Ventura, and DM Waller. 2001. Evaluation of biodiversity value based on wildness: a study of the western Northwoods, Upper Great Lakes, USA. Natural Areas Journal 21: 229-242.
  • ROONEY, TP and DM Waller. 2001. How experimental defoliation and leaf height affect
    growth and reproduction in Trillium grandiflorum. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 128: 393-399.
  • ROONEY, TP 2001. Impacts of white-tailed deer on forest ecosystems: a North American perspective. Forestry 74: 201-208 (Special Issue—Ecological Impacts of Deer in Woodland).
  • ROONEY, T, D Waller and S Wiegmann. 2001. Revisiting the Northwoods: a lesson in biotic homogenization. Wild Earth 11(1): 45-49.
  • ROONEY, TP, RJ McCormick, SL Solheim and DM Waller. 2000. Regional variation in
    recruitment of hemlock seedlings and saplings in the upper Great Lakes, USA. Ecological Applications 10: 1119-1132.
  • ROONEY, TP, C Antolik and MD Moran. 2000. The impact of salamander predation on
    Collembola abundance. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 102:
  • Borgmann, K, DM Waller, and TP ROONEY. 1999. Does balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
    facilitate the recruitment of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)? American Midland Naturalist 141: 391-397.
  • ROONEY, TP and DM Waller. 1998. Local and regional variation in hemlock seedling
    establishment in the forests of the upper Great Lakes region, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 111: 211-224.
  • ROONEY, TP and WJ Dress. 1997. Patterns of plant diversity in overbrowsed primary and mature secondary hemlock-northern hardwood forest stands. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 124: 43-51.
  • ROONEY, TP and WJ Dress. 1997. Species loss over sixty-six years in the ground layer vegetation of Heart's Content, an old-growth forest in Pennsylvania USA. Natural Areas Journal 17: 297-305.
  • ROONEY, TP 1997. Escaping herbivory: refuge effects on the morphology and shoot
    demography of the clonal forest herb Maianthemum canadense. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 124: 280-285.
  • Moran, MD, TP ROONEY, and LE Hurd. 1996. Top-down cascade from a bitrophic predator in an old-field community. Ecology 77: 2219-2227.
  • ROONEY, TP, A Tetlow-Smith, and LE Hurd. 1996. Global warming and the regional
    persistence of a temperate-zone insect (Tenodera sinensis). American Midland Naturalist 136: 84-93.
  • ROONEY, TP 1996. Wildlands recovery in Pennsylvania. Wild Earth 6(3): 89-93.
  • ROONEY, TP 1995. Restoring landscape diversity and old growth to Pennsylvania's northern hardwood forests. Natural Areas Journal 15: 274-278.
  • Hurd, LE, RM Eisenberg, MD Moran, TP ROONEY, WJ Gangloff, and VM Case. 1995. Time, temperature, and food as determinants of population persistence in the temperate mantid Tenodera sinensis (Mantodea: Mantidae). Environmental Entomology 24: 348-353.
  • ROONEY, TP 1995. Global warming and The Wildlands Project. Wild Earth 5(3): 46-47.
  • ROONEY, TP 1994. Modelling climate-induced extinction in the temperate zone.
    Environmental Conservation 21: 257-259.
  • ROONEY, TP 1994. Is logging good for songbirds? Wild Earth 4(2): 31-32.


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