Christopher M. Rogers, PhD
Christopher M. Rogers, PhD
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University
2006 - 2012
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University
2000 - 2006
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University
1998 - 2000
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Grinnell College
1993 - 2000
Assistant Professor, Adjunct, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Iowa
Postdoctoral Ecologist, United States Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Juneau, Alaska
1989 - 1990
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ecology Group and Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
|PhD||Biology||1988||Indiana University Bloomington|
|MS||Zoology||1982||Michigan State University|
|BS||Zoology||1978||University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee|
- Elective Member, American Ornithologists' Union
- Cooper Ornithological Society
- Wilson Society for Ornithology
- Association of Field Ornithologists
- Evolutionary ecology of optimal body mass in birds: maximization of nonbreeding fitness
- Ecological epidemiology of West Nile virus and migratory birds
- Conservation biology and demography of the Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea)
- Endangered and threatened avian species (and other vertebrate species) surveys
- Staff vertebrate biologist/ornithologist, Grinnell College 1999 Amazon Basin Expedition
- Research Associate, Grinnel College 1999 Belize Expedition (tropical biology course)
- Rogers, C.M. 2013. Minimum annual adult survival estimates of male Cerulean Warblers (Setophaga cerulea) in southwestern Michigan. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125:370-375.
- Hamel, P.B., G. L. Colorado, C.M. Rogers, J. Baldy. 2013. Female and male Cerulean Warblers differ in dispersal and spatial distribution at multiple scales. Greenberg Innovation Sessions, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Institution. http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/research/symposia/greenberg-innovation-sessions/.
- Rogers, C.M. 2011. Cerulean Warbler Reproduction, survival, and models of population decline. Conservation Biology 25:1212-1219.
- Rogers, C.M. 2008. Winter fat storage and vertical microenvironmental gradients: experimental test of an alternative hypothesis. Open Ornithology Journal 1:29-35.
- Buehler, D.A., J.J. Giocomo, J. Jones, P.B. Hamel, C.M. Rogers, T.A. Beachy, D. W.Varble, C.P. Nicholson, K. L. Roth, J. Barg, R.J. Robertson, J.R. Robb, and K. Islam. 2008. Cerulean Warbler reproduction, survival, and models of population decline. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:646-653.
- Shelite, T.R., C.M. Rogers, B. R. Litzner, R.R. Johnson, and M.A. Schneegurt. 2008. West Nile virus antibodies in permanent resident and overwintering migrant birds in south-central Kansas. Vector-Borne Zoonotic Diseases 8:321-329.
- Rogers, C.M. 2006. Nest success and breeding biology of Cerulean Warblers in Michigan. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118:145-151.
- Rogers, C.M. 2005. Food limitation among wintering birds: A view from adaptive body mass models. pp.106-113 in Proceedings of the Birds of Two Worlds conference, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution Press.
- Rogers, C.M. and R.M. Heath-Cross 2003. Effect of experimentally altered food abundance on fat reserves of wintering birds. Journal of Animal Ecology 72:822-830.
- Rogers, C.M. and A. K. Reed. 2003. Does avian winter fat storage integrate temperature and resource conditions? A long-term study. Journal of Avian Biology 34:112-118.
- Rogers, C.M. 2003. Point-of-view: New and continuing issues with using visible fat classes to estimate fat stores of birds. Journal of Avian Biology 34:129-133.
- Rogers, C.M. 5 co-authors. 2002. Dark- eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). Birds of North America, American Ornithologists Union Life histories for the 21st century. Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and the American Ornithologist's Union, Washington, D.C.
- Rogers, C.M. and S. Heard. invited symposium paper. 2005. The mesopredator release hypothesis: Integrating landbird management with ecological theory. A research symposium on the long-term trends in birds of the Savannah River Site, South Carolina. Studies in Avian Biology 21:138-143.
- Weld, J., Rogers, C.M., and S.B. Heard. 1999. Semester-length field investigations in animal behavior and ecology. Journal of College Science Teaching 5:340-344.
- Rogers, C.M. and M.J. Caro. 1998. A test of the mesopredator release hypothesis in wetland-edge Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia). Oecologia 116:227-233.
- Rogers, C.M., M.J. Taitt, J.N.M. Smith, and G. Jonegan. 1997. High nest predation and cowbird parasitism create a demographic sink in wetland-edge Song Sparrows. Condor 99:622-633.
- Smith, J.N.M., M.J. Taitt, C.M. Rogers, P. Arcese, L. Keller, A. Cassidy, and W.M. Hochachka. 1996. A metapopulation approach to population biology of Song Sparrows. Ibis 138:120-128.
- Rogers, C.M. 1995. Experimental evidence for temperature-dependent winter lipid storage in the Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis oreganus) and the Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia morphna). Physiological Zoology 68:277-289.
- Rogers, C.M. 1994. Avian nest success, brood parasitism and edge-independent reproduction in an Alaskan wetland. Journal of Field Ornithology 65:433-440.
- Rogers, C.M., V. Nolan Jr., and E.D. Ketterson. 1994. Winter fattening in Dark-eyed Juncos: Environmental effects, plasticity, and possible interaction with post- breeding migration. Oecologia 97:526-532.
- Rogers, C.M. and J.N.M. Smith. 1993. Life-history theory in the nonbreeding period: Local trade-offs in body mass of wintering birds? Ecology 74:419-426.
- Rogers, C.M., V. Nolan Jr., and E.D. Ketterson. 1993. Geographic variation in winter fat of the Dark-eyed Junco: Displacement to a common environment. Ecology 74:1183- 1190.
- Rogers, C.M., M. Ramenofsky, V. Nolan, Jr., E. D. Ketterson, and J. Wingfield. 1993. Plasma corticosterone, adrenal mass, winter weather, and season in nonbreeding populations of Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis hyemalis). Auk 110:279-285.
- Arcese, P., J.N.M. Smith, W.M. Hochachka, C.M. Rogers, and D. Ludwig. 1992. Stability, regulation and the determination of abundance in an insular Song Sparrow population. Ecology 73:805-822.
- Smith, J.N.M., P. Arcese, W. Hochachka, C.M. Rogers, and A. Cassidy. 1992. Determinants of abundance in an island Song Sparrow population. Proceedings of the 20th International Ornithological Congress.
- Rogers, C.M., J.N.M. Smith, W. M. Hochachka, M. Taitt, A. L.E.V. Cassidy, M.J. Taitt, P. Arcese, and D. Schluter. 1991. Spatial variation in winter survival of Song Sparrows Melospiza melodia. Ornis Scandinavica 22:387-395.
- Rogers, C.M. 1991. An evaluation of the method of estimating body fat by quantifying visible subcutaneous fat. Journal of Field Ornithology 62:349-356.
- Rogers, C.M. and C.J. Rogers. 1990. Seasonal variation in daily mass amplitude and minimum body mass: A test of a recent model. Ornis Scandinavica 17:105-114.
- Rogers, C.M., T. Theimer, V. Nolan Jr., and E. D. Ketterson. 1989. Does dominance determine how far dark-eyed juncos Junco hyemalis migrate into the winter range? Animal Behaviour 37:498-506.
- Webb, D.R., and C.M. Rogers. 1988. Nocturnal energy expenditure of Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) roosting in Indiana in winter. Condor 90:107-112.
- Rogers, C.M. 1987. Predation risk and fasting capacity: Does body mass in wintering birds reflect a tradeoff? Ecology 68:1051-1061.
- Rogers, C.M. 1998. A qualitative and quantitative survey of the avifauna of the Lux Arbor Reserve, Michigan. Library of Congress Call Number QL 676.56.M5 R6 1998
- Avian Biology
- Biology of Birds
- Biology of Birds and Mammals
- Vertebrate Zoology
- Behavioral Ecology
- General Ecology
- Environmental Science
- Animal Behavior
- Biogeography (graduate)
- Introduction to Biology (Evolution and Ecology)
- Introduction to Biology (Structure and Function of Organisms)
- Introduction to Research
- Research (graduate
Courses at Wichita State University
- BIOL 524 Vertebrate Zoology
- BIOL 595 Avian Biology
- BIOL 370 Introductory Environmental Science
- BIOL 630 Behavioral Ecology
- BIOL 890 Research
- Birds of North America: Life Histories for the 21st Century
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Christmas Bird Count
- American Ornithologists' Union
- Migratory Bird Tower Kills
- Breeding Bird Survey (USGS)
- Partners In Flight
- Wisconsin Fly Fishing
- Dark-eyed Junco Identification Tips