The Rooney Lab
Wright State University

Department of Biological Sciences







  • Bouchard, K, JE Wiedenhoeft, AP Wydeven and TP ROONEY. 2014. Wolves facilitate the recovery of browse-sensitive understory herbs in Wisconsin forests. Boreal Environment Research 19: in press.
  • 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 Bellís Honeysuckle (Lonicerabella) 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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