Dr. Haldre Rogers
Haldre Rogers joined the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation in the fall semester of 2022 . Previously an associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University, Rogers’s research explores the role of animals as pollinators, seed dispersers, and predators in forest systems. She also examines the cascading effects of species loss from forests and works to develop strategies for restoring ecological function by conserving existing species and rewilding degraded ecosystems.
“My primary research program is in the Mariana Islands, where the invasive brown tree snake has caused the loss of nearly all forest birds from the island of Guam,” she said. “We are using this unfortunate situation on Guam, paired with nearby islands that still have birds, to learn about the importance of birds in forests. My lab will also start a new project in Virginia which explores whether plants that are dispersed by animals will be able to keep up with the pace of climate change.”
Rogers received a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University.