Amanda Rodewald

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School of Environment and Natural Resources

Country:United States


Dr. Amanda Rodewald is an Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. She received a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from The University of Montana, an M.S. in Zoology from The University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Rodewald's research aims to develop a mechanistic understanding of large-scale ecological phenomena, especially regarding the responses of animal communities to land use/land cover change. This desire to understand mechanisms naturally leads her to work at multiple spatial scales, across multiple levels of biological organization, and within both experimental and observational frameworks. As such, her research touches on a variety of sub-disciplines, including conservation biology, landscape ecology, population demography, community ecology, behavioral ecology, and ecological restoration.

Since 2000, Dr. Rodewald has generated > $5 million in research funding from a variety of federal (e.g., National Science Foundation) and state (e.g., Ohio Division of Wildlife) agencies as well as non-profit organizations (e.g., The Nature Conservancy). She has published over 40 scientific papers in a broad range of journals including Ecology, Ecological Applications, Journal of Animal Ecology, and Biological Conservation. Dr. Rodewald serves as an Associate Editor for International Journal of Forestry Research and The Auk, the leading international journal of ornithology, has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Wildlife Management, and is a reviewer for 25 scientific journals. In addition, Dr. Rodewald contributes to the national and state-level environmental decision-making process in her appointments to two committees of the US Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board and with ad-hoc advisory and panel roles with National Science Foundation, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and North American Bird Conservation Initiatives.

Selected Publications

Rodewald, A. D., and D. P. Shustack. 2008. "Consumer resource-matching in urbanizing landscapes: are synanthropic species over-matching?". Ecology, 89: 515-521

Rodewald, A. D., and D. P. Shustack. 2008. "Urban flight: understanding individual and population-level responses of Nearctic-Neotropical migratory birds to urbanization". Journal of Animal Ecology, 77:83-91

Leston, L. F. V., and A. D. Rodewald. 2006. "Are urban forests ecological traps for understory birds? An examination using Northern Cardinals". Biological Conservation, 131:566-574

Rodewald, A. D., and M. H. Bakermans. 2006. "What is the appropriate paradigm for riparian forest conservation?". Biological Conservation, 128:193-200

Borgmann, K. L., and A. D. Rodewald. 2005. "Forest restoration in urbanizing landscapes: interactions between land uses and an exotic shrub". Restoration Ecology, 13:334-340

Borgmann, K. L., and A. D. Rodewald. 2004. "Nest predation in urbanizing landscapes: the role of exotic shrubs". Ecological Applications, 14: 17571765

Rodewald, A. D., and M. A. Abrams. 2002. "Floristics and avian community structure: implications for regional changes in eastern forest composition". Forest Science, 48: 267-272

Rodewald, A. D., and R. H. Yahner. 2001. "Influence of landscape composition on avian community structure and associated mechanisms". Ecology, 82: 3493-3504

Rodewald, A. D., and R. H. Yahner. 2001. "Avian nesting success in forested landscapes: influence of landscape composition, stand and nest-patch microhabitat, and biotic interactions". Auk, 118:1018-1028

Vitz, A. C., and A. D. Rodewald. 2006. "Can regenerating clearcuts benefit mature-forest birds? An examination of post-breeding ecology". Biological Conservation, 127: 477-486