Gary Roloff, Ph.D.

Gary Roloff

Associate Professor

38 Natural Resources

517-432-5236


Area of Expertise: Effects of natural and human disturbances on wildlife and biodiversity

Presentations

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  1. Otto, C. R. V., R. E. Thames, and G. J. Roloff.  2013.  Salamander response to structural retention in Michigan clearcuts.  The Wildlife Society, 20th Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.  October 5-10.
  2. Burt, D., G. J. Roloff, and D. Etter.  2013.  Climatic factors influencing snowshoe hare occupancy in Michigan. The Wildlife Society, 20th Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.  October 5-10.
  3. Linden, D. W., and G. J. Roloff.  2012.  Large-scale response of parulid warblers to a changing climate in the Upper Midwest.  73rd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Wichita, KS.
  4. Roloff, G. J., and D. W. Linden.  2012.  Attributes of structural retention and bird communities in clearcut forests of the Pacific Northwest.  The Wildlife Society 19th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
  5. Linden, D. W., and G. J. Roloff.  2012.  Attributes of structural retention and bird communities in clearcut forests of the Pacific Northwest.  National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, West Coast Regional Meeting, Vancouver, WA.  Oct 1-3.
  6. Roloff, G. J., and D. W. Linden.  2011.  Post-logging residue as a source of bioenergy in Pacific Northwest forests and wildlife implications.  Biofuels and Biodiversity in Managed Forests, The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI, Nov 5-8.
  7. Roloff, G. J.  2011.  Wildlife response to timber management.  Invited Speaker Seminar Series, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, Oct 21. (80 attendees)
  8. Tatum, V. L., G. J. Roloff, L. A. Clark, L. L. Irwin.  2011.  Indirect effects of forest herbicides on wildlife: A literature review.  242nd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Denver, CO, Aug 28 – Sep 1.
  9. Roloff, G. J., D. W. Linden, and C. V. Otto.  2011.  The role of structure retention in timber harvest units for wildlife.  Hanover Forest Science Seminar Series, Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.  February 15. (40 attendees; MDNR (Wildlife, FMFM), TNC, MSU)
  10. Roloff, G. J.  2010.  A summary of the relationships between invasive species and fire.  The Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems.  The Stewardship Network and Midwest Invasive Plant Network, East Lansing, MI.  22 January.
  11. Mealey, S. P., and G. J. Roloff.  2010.  A comparative ecological risk assessment on northern spotted owls and fire.  75th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Active or Passive Management of Public Lands: Implications to Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Recreation, Milwaukee, WA.  24 March.
  12. Roloff, G. J.  2008.  Ecological effects of fire in southern Great Lakes prairie-savanna ecosystems.  Michigan Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting, Michigan Historical Library, Lansing, Michigan, September 5.
  13. Roloff, G. J.  2008.  Ecological effects of fire in southern Great Lakes prairie-savanna ecosystems: literature review.  The Stewardship Network Webcast, February 13.
  14. Roloff, G. J.  2007.  Ecological effects of fire in southern Great Lakes prairie-savanna ecosystems.  Michigan Association of Conservation Districts and Michigan Prescribed Fire Council Conservation Convention, Shanty Creek Summit Village, Bellaire, Michigan, December 3-5.
  15. Mealey, S., and G. J. Roloff.  2005.  Comparative ecological risk assessment.  American Wildlife Conservation Partners meeting with the Department of Interior, Marriott Metro Center, Washington, D.C., May 18.

PRESENTATIONS AND [POSTERS] WITHOUT PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS

  1. Hollis-Etter, K. M., R. A. Montgomery, D. R. Etter, C. L. Anchor, J. E. Chelsvig, R. E. Warner, G. J. Roloff, P. R. Grimstad, D. D. Lovin, M. S. Godsey.  2013.  Environmental conditions correlating with resource selection for suburban deer seropositive for Jamestown Canyon Virus.  The Wildlife Society, 20th Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.  October 5-10. [POSTER]
  2. Otto, T. E., and G. J. Roloff.  2013.  Developing and testing electrical fencing for excluding black bears from mobile apiaries.  The Wildlife Society, 20th Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI.  October 5-10.
  3. Guzmán-Colón, D. K., and G. Roloff. 2013. Mongoose in the rainforest: Analyzing population estimates and habitat attributes for a better management strategy. Ecological Society of America, 98th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. August 4-9.
  4. Eakin, C. J., H. Campa III, D. B. Rowe, J. Westphal, and G. Roloff.  2013.  An assessment of the potential for green roofs to contribute to bird habitat in urban areas of the Midwestern United States.  Annual Conference, Society of Ecological Restoration, Madison, WI.  Oct 6-11.
  5. Kahler, J., Gore, M. and Roloff, G. 2013. Novel approaches to environmental compliance research: a case study of the risk of poaching in Namibian conservancies. Presented to ITC’s 1st Annual Environmental Compliance Conference, Windhoek, Namibia.
  6. Kahler, J., Gore, M. and Roloff, G. 2013. Local Perceptions of Risk and Vulnerability Associated with Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Namibian Conservancies: Findings, Implications and Future Directions. Presented to Dzoti Conservancy Management Committee, Wuparo Conservancy Management Committee, and the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Caprivi, Namibia.
  7. Eakin, C. J., H. Campa, III, G. Roloff, B. Rowe, and J. Westphal.  2013.  Enhancing biodiversity in urban ecosystems: The bird habitat contributions of green roofs in urban areas.  Society of Outdoor Recreational Professionals and International Union of Forest Research Organizations National Conference, Traverse City, MI.  May 19-23.
  8. Otto, C. R. V., G. J. Roloff, R. Thames.  2012.  Patterns and vital rates of a terrestrial salamander following timber harvest: Does structural retention ameliorate the effect of clearcutting?   The Wildlife Society 19th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
  9. Crosby, A. D., W. F. Porter, and G. J. Roloff.  2012.  Where the wild things were: Parcelization, fragmentation, and biodiversity loss.  Michigan Society of American Foresters, Fall Conference, Gaylord, MI.
  10. Linden, D., and G. Roloff.  2012.  Multistate site occupancy estimation of white-headed woodpeckers (Picoides albolarvatus) in managed forests.  Ecological Society of America, 97th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
  11. Otto, C., L. Bailey, and G. Roloff.  2012.  Improving occupancy estimation when sampling disturbances and animal movements violate the closure assumption.  Ecological Society of America, 97th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
  12. Linden, D. W., and G. J. Roloff.  2011.  Understanding the effects of tree retention on bird species richness in managed forests of the Pacific Northwest: Application of a hierarchical community model.  Ecological Society of America Conference, Austin, TX, Aug 7-12.
  13. Otto, C. R. V., L. Bailey, and G. J. Roloff.  2011.  Coarse woody debris surveys reveal sampling disturbance effects and seasonal occupancy differences of red-backed salamanders.  Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Minneapolis, MN, Jul 7-12.
  14. Otto, C.R.V., L.L. Bailey, and G. J. Roloff. 2012. Improving Occupancy Estimation When Sampling Disturbances and Animal Movements Violate the Closure Assumption. Michigan State University Graduate Research Symposium, East Lansing, MI, Feb 24.
  15. Montgomery, R. A., G. J. Roloff, J. A. Vucetich, K. F. Millenbah, and R. O. Peterson.  2011.  Selecting substandard prey in spatial dimensions.  Ecological Society of America 96th Annual Conference, Austin, TX, Aug 7-12.
  16. Jarzyna, M. A., W. F. Porter, G. J. Roloff, B. Zuckerberg.  2011.  Threshold responses of grassland breeding birds to landscape composition and configuration.  Sustainability in Dynamic Landscapes, US-IALE Annual Symposium, Portland, OR.  April 3-7. [POSTER]
  17. Otto, C.R.V. and G. J. Roloff. 2011. Using Multiple Methods to Assess Detection Probabilities of Forest-Floor Wildlife. Michigan Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Petoskey, MI, April 7.
  18. Otto, C.R.V. and G. J. Roloff. 2011. Using Multiple Methods to Assess Detection Probabilities of Forest-Floor Wildlife. Michigan State University Graduate Research Symposium, East Lansing, MI, Feb. 25.
  19. Eakin, C., H. Campa, III, B. Lowe, J. Westphal, and G. Roloff.  2011.  Assessing the ecological contributions of green roofs for conserving bird communities in urban landscapes.  The Stewardship Network and Land Trust Alliance – The Science, Practice, and Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems, East Lansing, MI.  January 21-22. [POSTER]
  20. Linden, D. W., H. Campa III, G. J. Roloff, D. E. Beyer, and K. F. Millenbah.  2010.  Modeling habitat potential for an absent species: Canada lynx in Michigan.  The Wildlife Society’s 17th Annual Conference, Snowbird, UT.  October 2-6.
  21. Otto, C. R. V., and G. J. Roloff.  2010.  Assessing detection probabilities of forest-floor wildlife using multiple methods.  The Wildlife Society’s 17th Annual Conference, Snowbird, UT.  October 2-6.
  22. Otto, C. R. V., and G. J. Roloff.  2010.  Do repeated cover object searches cause localized extinction of red-backed salamanders?  Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence, RI.  July 7-12.  [POSTER]
  23. Thames, R., C.R.V. Otto, and G. J. Roloff. 2010. Effects of Green-Tree Retention on Red-Backed Salamander Survival in Clearcut Forests. MSU Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, East Lansing, MI, Apr 16.
  24. Roloff, G. J., and S. P. Mealey.  2009.  Comparative ecological risk assessment on northern spotted owls and fire.  The Wildlife Society, 16th Annual Conference, Monterey, CA.  September 20-24.
  25. Montgomery, R. A., G. J. Roloff, and J. J. Millspaugh.  2009.  Modeling the probability distribution around telemetry points to explicitly incorporate positional error into wildlife resource use studies.  The Wildlife Society, 16th Annual Conference, Monterey, CA.  September 20-24.
  26. Wei Liu, Christine Vogt, Jian Yang, Gary Roloff and Jiangguo Liu.  2009.  Tourism development and its impact on giant panda habitat in Wolong Nature Reserve, China. 23rd International Congress of Conservation Biology, Beijing, China.  July 11-16.
  27. Wei Liu, Gary Roloff, Jiangguo Liu.  2009.  Impact of natural and human disturbances on the long-term survival of giant panda population in Wolong Nature Reserve, China. International Association for Landscape Ecology – US Chapter. Snowbird, UT.  April 12-16.
  28. Linden, D. L., G. J. Roloff, and L. L. Irwin.  2008.  The use of snag retention for maintaining populations of cavity-nesting birds in managed forests.  The Wildlife Society 15th Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, November 8-12.
  29. Roloff, G. J.  2007.  Forces influencing success of ecosystem management on intensively managed landscapes.  The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizona, September 22-26.
  30. Linden, D. W., G. J. Roloff, and L. L. Irwin.  2007.  The role of retained structures for conserving wildlife habitat and biodiversity in managed forests.  The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizona, September 22-26.
  31. Rubeck-Schurtz, C. N., K. F. Millenbah, M. E. Whalon, L. G. Olsen, G. J. Roloff.  2007.  A process for reconciling endangered species protection and commodity production.  IMAGIN’s Annual Conference, Geography on the Move, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 7-9.
  32. Rubeck-Schurtz, C. N., K. F. Millenbah, M. E. Whalon, L. G. Olsen, G. J. Roloff.  2006.  Endangered species and agriculture: Is there a conflict.  Port Oneida Fair, Port Oneida Rural Historic District, Michigan, August 5.
  33. Linden, D., H. Campa, III, G. J. Roloff, D. E. Beyer, Jr., and K. F. Millenbah.  2006.  Temporal changes in habitat potential for Canada lynx in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  13th Annual Wildlife Society Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, September 22-26.
  34. Roloff, G. J., and L. L. Irwin.  2006.  Retained structures for conserving biodiversity in managed forests.  Managing Biodiversity in Pacific Northwest Forests, Portland, Oregon, June 5-7 [POSTER].
  35. Rubeck-Schurtz, C. N., K. F. Millenbah, M. E. Whalon, L. E. Olsen and G. J. Roloff.  2006.  The reconciliation of the Endangered Species Act with Michigan’s agricultural interests.  Conference on Management and Conflicts between Wildlife and Human Resource Use, Leipzig, Germany
  36. Linden, D., H. Campa, III, G. J. Roloff, D. E. Beyer, Jr., and K. F. Millenbah.  2005.  Estimating the amount and distribution of habitat for Canada lynx in the upper peninsula of Michigan.  The Wildlife Society 12th Annual Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, September 25-29.
  37. Mealey, S. P., G. J. Roloff, C. J. Clay, J. Barry.  2004.  Active forest management in fire-prone forests with mixed severity fire regimes in southwest Oregon.  Mixed Severity Fire Regimes: Ecology and Management, Spokane, Washington, November 17-19.
  38. Kernohan, B. J., and G. J. Roloff.  2004.  Professional certification in the forest products industry: Certification of employees and technical service providers.  The Wildlife Society 11th Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 18-22.
  39. Linden, D. W., H. Campa, III., G. J. Roloff, D. E. Beyer, and K. F. Millenbah.  2004.  Modeling habitat suitability for Canada lynx using a geographic information system (GIS)-based model.  The Wildlife Society 11th Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 18-22.*
  40. Roloff, G. J.  2004.  Silviculture and fulfilling the biodiversity expectations of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.  Integrating Silviculture and Wildlife Habitat Management, Symposium presented by Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Oregon Society of American Foresters, Bend, Oregon, February 9-11.
  41. Roloff, G. J., S. P. Mealey, J. Barry, C. Clay, C. Yanish, and L. Nueunschwander.  2003.  A process for evaluating ecological risks in fire prone landscapes.  Risk Assessment for Decision-making Related to Uncharacteristic Wildlife, Portland, Oregon, November 17-19.
  42. Woeck, B. N., J. J. Millspaugh, G. C. Brundige, and G. J. Roloff.  2002.  Resource selection and spatial relationships of sympatric mule and white-tailed deer in South Dakota.  The Wildlife Society 9th Annual Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota, September 24-28.
  43. Dandridge, T. N., K. F. Millenbah, G. J. Roloff, B. J. Kernohan.  2002.  Utilization of an ecological classification system for predicting amphibian occurrence and abundance.  Michigan Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Spring Meeting, Dundee, Michigan, 11-12 April.
  44. Roloff, G. J.  2001.  Threats to and research needs for wildlife – an industry perspective. Michigan Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Spring Meeting, East Lansing, Michigan, 8-9 March.
  45. Roloff, G. J.  2000.  Habitat classification systems and their implications for the conservation of biological diversity.  The Wildlife Society 7th Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 12-16 September.
  46. Roloff, G. J., B. K. Kernohan, and L. C. Bender.  2000.  Ecological land classification and amphibian abundance in Michigan.  The Wildlife Society 7th Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 12-16 September.
  47. Kernohan, B.J., G. J. Roloff, and J.B. Haufler.  2000.  Linking wildlife habitat attribute estimation to forest growth and yield modeling: lessons learned.  Western Forest Mensurationist’s Meeting, Whitefish, Montana, 18-20 June.
  48. Roloff, G. J.  1999.  Species-specific assessments: model development and application.  Demonstration of a Landscape-based Ecosystem Management Process in Northern Minnesota, Cloquet, Minnesota, 12 January.
  49. Hanauska-Brown, L. A., M. J. Bechard, A. M. Dufty, Jr., and G. J. Roloff.  1999.  Evaluation of northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) physiologic health, productivity, and nestling growth in central Idaho.  Raptor Research Foundation, La Paz, Mexico, 3-7 November.
  50. Roloff, G. J., and J. B. Haufler.  1999.  Habitat-based viability: from the organism to the population. Predicting Species Occurrences: Issues of Scale and Accuracy, Snowbird, Utah, 18-22 October.
  51. Haufler, J. B., and G. J. Roloff.  1999.  Classification systems: The implications of accuracy and resolution on predicting species habitat.  Predicting Species Occurrences: Issues of Scale and Accuracy, Snowbird, Utah, 18-22 October.
  52. Roloff, G. J., J. J. Millspaugh, R. A. Gitzen, and G. C. Brundige.  1999.  Verification of a spatially explicit habitat model for Rocky Mountain elk.  Ungulate Management Across Multiple Scales Workshop, Nelson, British Columbia, 24-27 August.
  53. Roloff, G. J., and J. B. Haufler.  1999.  A coarse-filter approach to ecosystem management with a habitat-based approach to viability.  Population Viability: From Science to Implementation Workshop, U.S. Forest Service Northern (Region 1) and Intermountain (Region 2) Regions, Boise, Idaho, 13-14 April.
  54. Roloff, G. J., B. K. Kernohan, and L. C. Bender.  1999.  Ecological land classification and amphibian abundance in Michigan.  Michigan Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Spring Meeting, East Lansing, Michigan, 12 March.
  55. Roloff, G. J., and J. B. Haufler.  1998.  Habitat management thresholds for spotted owls in the Eastern Cascade’s Physiographic Province.  International Association of Landscape Ecologists, East Lansing, Michigan, 17-20 March.
  56. Roloff, G. J., and J. B. Haufler.  1998.  Population viability objectives for northern spotted owls based on habitat potentials.  Landscape Management of Pacific Northwest Forests.  Exploring Practical Tools for Managers.  Olympia, Washington, 19-20 February.
  57. Roloff, G. J.  1998.  Modeling for elk and wildlife habitat.  Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 14th National Convention, Portland, Oregon, 18 February.
  58. Roloff, G. J., L. C. Bender, and J. B. Haufler.  1997.  Incorporating habitat model variability into wildlife assessments.  59th Midwest Fish Wildlife Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 7-10 December.
  59. Roloff, G. J., B. Carroll, and S. Scharosch.  1997.  Incorporating vegetation structure and wildlife habitat suitability as quantifiable objectives in forest planning.  Society of American Foresters National Convention, Memphis, Tennessee, 5-8 October.
  60. Nylen-Nemetchek, M. N., R. K Baydack, P. R. Rousseau, J. E. Dubois, G. J. Roloff, and D. J. Walker.  1997.  Lynx (Felis lynx) of Riding Mountain National Park: An assessment of habitat availability and populations.  The Wildlife Society 4th Annual Conference, Snowmass Village, Colorado, 21-27 September.
  61. Roloff, G. J.  1997.  Habitat potential model for Rocky Mountain elk.  Western States and Provinces Deer and Elk Workshop, Rio Rico, Arizona, 21-24 May.
  62. Roloff, G. J.  1997.  Habitat potential model for Rocky Mountain elk.  Professional’s Workshop, National Convention of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Salt Lake City, Utah, 26 February.
  63. Roloff, G. J. 1996.  Lynx habitat modeling: an update.  4th Annual Western Forest Carnivore Meeting, Spokane, Washington, 23-24 April.
  64. Roloff, G. J., and J. B. Haufler.  1995.  Developing landscape level population viability planning goals: a case study on North American lynx.  United States Forest Service Ecological Stewardship Workshop, Tucson, Arizona, 1-8 December.
  65. Roloff, G. J.  1995.  Modeling Canadian lynx habitat in the northwestern United States.  The Wildlife Society 2nd Annual Meeting, Portland, Washington, 12-17 September.
  66. Roloff, G. J.  1995.  A habitat suitability model for Canadian lynx and snowshoe hare.  3rd Western Forest Carnivore Meeting, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, 12-14 April.
  67. Roloff, G. J., and J. B. Haufler.  1993.  Influence of spatial scale on assessments of wildlife habitat.  55th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 3-8 December.
  68. Roloff, G. J., and J. B. Haufler.  1992.  Merging wildlife management into forest planning: a contemporary approach.  54th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Toronto, Canada, 3-8 December.
  69. Roloff, G. J.  1990.  Seasonality of raccoon home ranges in central Kentucky.  Kentucky Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Annual Meeting.
  70. Roloff, G. J.  1989.  Probability of non-specific captures during nuisance beaver trapping.  Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Annual Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky.