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Dr. Roger Anderson

Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Plant Ecology Restoration ecology Human Ecology
  • Ph D Botany / Ecology - 1968
  • Univeristy 0f Wisconsin - Madison
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • MS Botany / Ecology - 1965
  • University of Wiscons-Madison
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • BS Biology: Teacher Education - 1963
  • University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
  • LaCrosse, Wisconsin
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Slater, Mitchell A. and Roger C. Anderson. 2014. Intensive selective deer browsing favors success of Asimina triloba (Paw

        paw) a native tree species. Natural Areas Journal 32: 178-187.

  • Richard A. Lankau, Jonathan T. Bauer, M. Rebecca Anderson, Roger C. Anderson. 2014. Long-term legacies and partial recovery of mycorrhizal communities after invasive plant removal.  Biological Invasions 16:1979–1990. 

  • Mullarkey, Alicia A., Diane L. Byers, Roger C. Anderson. 2013. Inbreeding depression and partitioning of genetic load in the

        invasive biennial, Alliaria petiolata (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 100: 509-518.

  • Bauer, J. T., R. C. Anderson, M. R. Anderson. 2010. Competitive Interactions among First-year and Second-year Plants of the

        Invasive, Biennial Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and Native Ground Layer Vegetation. Restoration Ecology 18: 720-728.

  • Raghu, S., R. C. Anderson, C. C. Daehler, A. S. Davis, R. N. Wiedenmann, D. Simberloff, and R. N. Mack. 2006. Adding

        biofuels to the invasive species fire? Science 313:1742.

  • Anderson, R. C. 2006. Evolution and origin of the Central Grassland of North America: Climate, fire, and mammalian grazers.

        Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 133: 626-647. 16: 650-656.

  • Rickey, Marcia A. and Roger C. Anderson. 2004. Effects of nitrogen addition on the invasive grass, Phragmites australis, and

        a native competitor species, Spartina pectinata. Journal of Applied Ecology 41:888-896.

  • Houseman, Gregory R. and Roger C. Anderson. 2002. Effects of various management practices in jack pine plantations on

        ground cover preferred by Kirtland’s Warbler. Restoration Ecology 10:27-36.

  • Anderson, Roger C., M. Rebecca Anderson and Gregory Houseman. 2002. Wild American Ginseng. Native Plants Journal  

       3:93-105.

  • Roberts, Karl J. and Roger C. Anderson. 2001. Effect of garlic mustard [Alliaria petiolata (Beib. Cavara & Grande)] extracts on

         plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. American Midland Naturalist 146:146-152.

  • Anderson, Roger C., James S. Fralish, and Jerry M. Baskin (editors). 1999. Savannas, barrens, and rock outcrop plant communities of North America. Cambridge University Press, New York, Pp. 470.

  • Anderson, Roger C. and Eric Menges. 1997. Effect of fire on sandhill herbs: nutrients, mycorrhizae, and biomass allocation,   

        American Journal of Botany 84:938-948.

  • Anderson. Roger C., Shivcharn S. Dhillion, and Timothy E. Kelley. 1996. Aspects of the ecology of garlic mustard (Alliaria 

        petiolata) in central Illinois. Restoration Ecology 4:81-91.

  • Corbett, Erica A. Roger C. Anderson, and Cassandra S. Rodgers. 1996. Revegetation of prairie on a strip mine site fifteen   

        years later. Restoration Ecology 4:346-354.

  • Rodgers, Cassandra S. and Roger C. Anderson. 1995. Plant growth inhibition by soluble salts in     

        sewage sludge-amended mine spoils. Environmental Quality Journal 24: 627-630.

  • Anderson, R. C. 1994. Height of white-flower trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) as an index of deer browsing intensity. Ecological

        Applications 4:104-109.

  • Anderson, Roger C. and Orie Loucks. 1973. Aspects of the biology of Trientalis borealis Raf. Ecology 54:798-808.

  • Anderson, Roger C., O. L. Loucks, and A. M. Swain. 1969. Herbaceous response to canopy cover, light intensity, and     

         throughfall precipitation in coniferous forests. Ecology 50:256-263.

  • Davis Fellowship
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1968
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • 1963
  • Kappa Delta Pi - Honor Society in Education
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • 1962
  • Oren E. Freeze Annual Award Outstanding Student in Biology
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • 1962
  • Dean's List
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • 1960