Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • I am interested in questions at the interface of community ecology, historical ecology, and landscape ecology, and in promoting the use of natural history collections data in ecology and conservation. I conduct field surveys and use historical records and geospatial data to investigate the impact of climate change and land use on species’ distributions and community dynamics, and the processes shaping patterns of diversity along both spatial gradients and disturbance gradients. Work to date has focused on small mammals in mountainous regions. My research is motivated by the need for synthesis across ecological disciplines spanning a range of spatial and temporal scales to provide the necessary framework to better understand and forecast the chronic and cumulative effects of anthropogenic environmental change. Central to this work is the question of how patterns of biodiversity, both their detection and attribution, vary across spatial scales.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Skeletal injuries in small mammals: a multispecies assessment of prevalence and locationJournal of Mammalogy.  99:486-497. 2018
    2017 HABITAT USE OF THE PINON MOUSE (PEROMYSCUS TRUEI) IN THE TOIYABE RANGE, CENTRAL NEVADAWestern North American Naturalist Great Basin Naturalist.  77:464-477. 2017
    2017 Drivers of truffle biomass, community composition, and richness among forest types in the northeastern USFungal Ecology.  29:30-41. 2017
    2017 Synchrony in small mammal community dynamics across a forested landscapeEcography.  40:1198-1209. 2017
    2017 Home range and habitat affinity of the singing vole on the North Slope of AlaskaArctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research.  49:243-257. 2017
    2017 Temporal shifts in the saltmarsh-Nelson's sparrow hybrid zone revealed by replicated demographic and genetic surveysConservation Genetics.  18:453-466. 2017
    2016 Genotype-environment associations support a mosaic hybrid zone between two tidal marsh birds.Ecology and Evolution.  6:279-294. 2016
    2015 Scale effects on the pattern and predictors of small mammal diversity along a local elevational gradient in the Great BasinJournal of Biogeography.  42:1964-1974. 2015
    2015 Energy flow and functional compensation in Great Basin small mammals under natural and anthropogenic environmental change.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  112:9656-9661. 2015
    2015 Dead mice can grow - variation of standard external mammal measurements from live and three postmortem body statesJournal of Mammalogy.  96:185-193. 2015
    2014 A Scale-Explicit Framework for Conceptualizing the Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Land Use ChangesSustainability.  6:8432-8451. 2014
    2014 Great Basin mammalian diversity through timeJournal of Mammalogy.  95:1087-1089. 2014
    2014 Historical land use and altered habitats in the Great BasinJournal of Mammalogy.  95:1144-1156. 2014
    2014 Small mammal responses to environmental change: integrating past and present dynamicsJournal of Mammalogy.  95:1157-1174. 2014
    2013 IMPACT OF LIVESTOCK GRAZING ON PLANT AND SMALL MAMMAL COMMUNITIES IN THE RUBY MOUNTAINS, NORTHEASTERN NEVADAWestern North American Naturalist Great Basin Naturalist.  73:505-515. 2013
    2011 Environmental change and declining resource availability for small-mammal communities in the Great Basin.Ecology.  92:1366-1375. 2011
    2011 Mammals of the northern Philippines: tolerance for habitat disturbance and resistance to invasive species in an endemic insular faunaDiversity and Distributions.  17:530-541. 2011
    2011 SHREWS OF THE RUBY MOUNTAINS, NORTHEASTERN NEVADASouthwestern Naturalist.  56:95-102. 2011
    2010 Range dynamics of small mammals along an elevational gradient over an 80-year intervalGlobal Change Biology.  16:2930-2943. 2010
    2009 Environmental and geometric drivers of small mammal diversity along elevational gradients in UtahEcography.  32:411-422. 2009
    2009 Elevational gradients and species richness: do methods change pattern perception?Global Ecology and Biogeography.  18:163-177. 2009
    2007 Legacies of land use and recent climatic change: the small mammal fauna in the mountains of Utah.American Naturalist.  170:242-257. 2007
    2005 Elevational gradient analyses and the use of historical museum specimens: a cautionary taleJournal of Biogeography.  32:1883-1897. 2005
    Range dynamics of small mammals along an elevational gradient over an 80-year intervalGlobal Change Biology.  no-no.

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2011 Environmental change and declining resource availability for small mammal communities in the Great BasinIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. E118-E118. 2011

    Teaching Activities

  • Introduction to Biogeography Taught course 2019
  • Introduction to Biogeography Taught course 2019
  • Landscape Ecology Taught course 2018
  • Landscape Ecology Taught course 2018
  • Mammalogy Taught course 2018
  • Mammalogy Taught course 2018
  • Mammalogy Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Biogeography Taught course 2017
  • Introduction to Biogeography Taught course 2017
  • Landscape Ecology Taught course 2016
  • Landscape Ecology Taught course 2016
  • Mammalogy Taught course 2016
  • Mammalogy Taught course 2016
  • Mammalogy Taught course 2016
  • Landscape Ecology Taught course 2015
  • Landscape Ecology Taught course 2015
  • Introduction to Biogeography Taught course 2015
  • Introduction to Biogeography Taught course 2015
  • Landscape Ecology Taught course 2014
  • Landscape Ecology Taught course 2014
  • Mammalogy Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Biology and Anthropology, Bowdoin College
  • Ph.D. Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago
  • Full Name

  • Rebecca Rowe
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Natural Resources & the Environment

    56 College Road

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States