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

Publications

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Otto, C. R. V., G. J. Roloff, R. Thames.  2014.  Comparing population patterns to processes: abundance and survival of a forest salamander following habitat degradation.  PLoS ONE 9:e93859.
  2. Montgomery, R., J. Vucetich, G. J. Roloff, J. Bump, and R. O. Peterson. 2014.  Where wolves kill moose: The influence of prey life history dynamics on the landscape ecology of predation. PLoS ONE 9(3):e91414.
  3. McNeil, D. J., C. R. V. Otto, and G. J. Roloff.  2014.  Using audio lures to improve golden-winged warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) detection during point count surveys.  Wildlife Society Bulletin, DOI: 10.1002/wsb.428.
  4. Otto, C. R. V., L. Bailey, and G. J. Roloff.  2013.  Improving species occupancy estimation when sampling violates the closure assumption.  Ecography 36:001-011.
  5. Linden, G. J., and G. J. Roloff.  2013.  Retained structures and bird communities in clearcut forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA.  Forest Ecology and Management 310:1045-1056.
  6. Kahler, J. S., G. J. Roloff, and M. L. Gore.  2013. Poaching risks in a community-based natural resource system. Conservation Biology, 27(1): 177-186
  7. Montgomery, R. A., G. J. Roloff, and J. J. Millspaugh.  2013.  Variation in elk response to roads by season, sex, and road type.  Journal of Wildlife Management 77(2):313-325.
  8. Montgomery, R. A., J. A. Vucetich, R. O. Peterson, G. J. Roloff, and K. F. Millenbah.  2012.  The influence of winter severity, predation, and senescence on moose habitat use.  Journal of Animal Ecology.  DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12000
  9. Montgomery, R. A., G. J. Roloff, and J. J. Millspaugh.  2012.  Importance of visibility when evaluating animal response to roads.  Wildlife Biology 18:393-405.
  10. Otto, C. R.V., and G. J. Roloff.  2012.  Songbird response to green-tree retention prescriptions in clearcut forests.  Forest Ecology and Management 284:241-250.
  11. Linden, D. W., G. J. Roloff, and A. J. Kroll.  2012.  Conserving avian richness through structure retention in managed forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA.  Forest Ecology and Management 284:174-184.
  12. Roloff, G. J., S. P. Mealey, and J. D. Bailey.  2012.  Comparative hazard assessment for protected species in a fire-prone landscape.  Forest Ecology and Management 277:1-10.
  13. Linden, D. W., H. Campa, III, G. J. Roloff, D. E. Beyer, Jr., and K. F. Millenbah.  2011.  Modeling habitat potential for Canada lynx in Michigan.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 35(1):20-26.
  14. Otto, C. R. V., and G. J. Roloff.  2011.  Comparing detection probability for Red-backed Salamanders, Plethodon cinereus, using cover object and leaf litter surveys.  Journal of Herpetology 45:256-260.
  15. Montgomery, R. A., G. J. Roloff, and J. M. Ver Hoef.  2011.  Implications of ignoring telemetry error on inference in wildlife resource use models.  Journal of Wildlife Management 75(3):702-708.
  16. Otto, C. R. V., and G. J. Roloff.  2011.  Using multiple methods to assess detection probabilities of forest-floor wildlife.  Journal of Wildlife Management 75(2):423-431.
  17. Roloff, G. J., T. E. Grazia, K. F. Millenbah, and A. J. Kroll.  2011.  Factors associated with amphibian occupancy in southern Michigan forests.  Journal of Herpetology 45(1):15-22.
  18. Tuanmu, M.-N., W. Liu, A. Viña, G. J. Roloff, Z. Ouyang, H. Zhang, and J. Liu.  2011.  Temporal transferability of wildlife habitat models based on satellite-derived land surface phenology and its implications for habitat monitoring.  Journal of Biogeography.
  19. Montgomery, R. A., G. J. Roloff, J. M. Ver Hoef, and J. J. Millspaugh.  2010.  Can we accurately characterize wildlife resource use when telemetry data are imprecise?  Journal of Wildlife Management 74(8):1917-1925.
  20. Torbick, N. M., B. L. Becker, S. L. Hession, J. Qi, S. Hession, G. J. Roloff, and R. J. Stevenson.  2010.  Assessing invasive plant infestation and disturbance gradients in a freshwater wetland using a GIScience approach.  Wetlands Ecology and Management 18(3):307-319.
  21. Montgomery, R. A., C. N. Rubeck-Schurtz, K. F. Millenbah, G. J. Roloff, M. E. Whalon, and L. G. Olsen.  2009.  Modeling protected species habitat and assigning risk to inform regulatory decisions.  Environmental Management 44:12-23.
  22. Torbick, N. M., J. Qi, G. J. Roloff, and R. J. Stevenson.  2006.  Investigating impacts of land-use land cover change on wetlands in the Muskegon River watershed, Michigan, USA.  Wetlands 26(4):1103-1113.
  23. Roloff, G. J., S. P. Mealey, C. Clay, J. Barry, C. Yanish, and L. Neuenschwander.  2005.  A process for modeling short- and long-term risk in the southern Oregon Cascades.  Forest Ecology and Management 211:166-190.
  24. Hanauska-Brown, L. A., M. J. Bechard, and G. J. Roloff.  2003.  Northern goshawk breeding ecology and nestling growth in mixed coniferous forests of west-central Idaho.  Northwest Science 77:331-339.
  25. Hanauska-Brown, L. A., A. M. Dufty, Jr., and G. J. Roloff.  2003.  Blood chemistry, cytology, and body condition in adult northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis).  Journal of Raptor Research 37:299-306.
  26. McGrath, M. T., S. DeStefano, R. A. Riggs, L. L. Irwin, and G. J. Roloff.  2003.  Spatially explicit influences on northern goshawk nesting habitat in the interior Pacific Northwest.  Wildlife Monographs 154:1-63.
  27. Roloff, G. J., J. J. Millspaugh, R. A. Gitzen, and G. C. Brundige.  2001.  Validation tests of a spatially explicit habitat effectiveness model for Rocky Mountain elk.  Journal of Wildlife Management 65:899-914.
  28. Roloff, G. J., and B. J. Kernohan.  1999.  Evaluating the reliability of habitat suitability index models.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 27:973-985.
  29. Roloff, G. J., B. Carroll, and S. Scharosch.  1999.  A decision support system for incorporating wildlife habitat quality into forest planning.  Western Journal of Applied Forestry 14:91-99
  30. Roloff, G. J., and J. B. Haufler.  1997.  Establishing population viability planning objectives based on habitat potentials.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 25:895-904.
  31. Bender, L. B., G. J. Roloff, and J. B. Haufler.  1996.  Evaluating confidence intervals for habitat suitability models.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 24:347-352.
  32. Haufler, J. B., C. A. Mehl, and G. J. Roloff.  1996.  Using a coarse filter approach with a species assessment for ecosystem management.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 24:200-208.
  33. Bender, L. B., and G. J. Roloff.  1996.  Modeling deer harvest alternatives in Indiana.  Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 89:63-71.
  34. Bender, L.B., G. J. Roloff, and J. B. Haufler.  1994.  Antler characteristics as an age discriminator in Michigan elk (Cervus elaphus).  American Midland Naturalist 132:401-404.
  35. Roloff, G. J., M. C. Reynolds, and J. B. Haufler.  1993.  The influence of age on the structure and composition of regenerating aspen.  Michigan Academician 26:75-82.
  36. Roloff, G. J., and M. R. Hill.  1991.  Longevity of artificial den structures for raccoons in Kentucky.  Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 45:241-245.

BOOK CHAPTERS AND PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS

  1. Montgomery, R. A., and G. J. Roloff.  2013.  Habitat selection.  In: Levin, S. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Biodiversity 2nd Edition, Academic Press.
  2. Mealey, S. P., and Roloff, G. J., 2010.  A comparative ecological risk assessment on northern spotted owls and fire.  In: McCabe, R. E., Stockwell, K.A. (Eds.), Transactions of the 75th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Wildlife Management Institute, Washington, DC, pp. 52-59.
  3. Roloff, G. J., M. L. Donovan, D. W. Linden, and M. L. Strong.  2009.  Lessons learned from using GIS to model landscape-level wildlife habitat.  Pages 287-320 inJ. J. Millspaugh and F. R. Thompson, III, editors.  Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  4. Roloff, G. J., S. P. Mealey, C. L. Clay, and J. Barry.  2005.  Evaluating risks associated with forest management scenarios in areas dominated by mixed severity fire regimes in southwest Oregon.  Mixed Severity Fire Regimes: Ecology and Management.  Symposium Proceedings, Spokane, Washington, November 17-19.
  5. Roloff, G. J.  2004.  Forest stewardship certification and wildlife.  Western Forester 49(4):6-7.
  6. Roloff, G. J., and J. B. Haufler.  2002.  Modeling habitat-based viability from organism to population.  Pages 673-685 in M. C. Scott, P. Heglund, M.  L. Morrison, J. B. Haufler, M. G. Raphael, W. A. Wall, and F. B. Samson, editors.  Predicting species occurrences: issues of accuracy and scale.  Island Press, Washington, DC.
  7. Roloff, G. J., G. F. Wilhere, T. Quinn, and S. Kohlmann.  2001.  An overview of models and their role in wildlife management.  Pages 512-536 in D. H. Johnson and T. A. O’Neil, Managing Directors.  Wildlife-habitat relationships in Oregon and Washington.  Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, Oregon.
  8. Haufler, J. B., C. A. Mehl, and G. J. Roloff.  1999.  Conserving biological diversity using a coarse-filter approach with a species assessment.  Pages 107-125 in R. K. Baydack, H. Campa III, and J. B. Haufler, editors.  Practical approaches to the conservation of biological diversity.  Island Press, Washington, D.C.
  9. Grossman, D., P. Bourgeron, W-D. N. Busch, D. Cleland, W. Platts, G. C. Ray, C. R. Robins, and G. Roloff.  1999.  Principles for ecological classification.  Pages 353-393 in R.C. Szaro, N. C. Johnson, W. T. Sexton, and A. J. Malk, editors.  Ecological stewardship: a common reference for ecosystem management.  Volume II.  Elsevier Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  10. Roloff, G. J.  1998.  Habitat potential model for Rocky Mountain elk.  Pages 158-175 in J. C. deVos, Jr., editor.  Proceedings of the 1997 deer/elk workshop, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, Arizona.
  11. Haufler, J. B., C. A. Mehl, and G. J. Roloff.  1998.  Conserving biological diversity using a coarse filter approach with a species assessment.  Pages 107-125 in R. K. Baydack, H. Campa, III, and J. B. Haufler, editors.  Practical approaches to the conservation of biological diversity.  Island Press, Covelo, California.
  12. Roloff, G. J., and J. B. Haufler.  1993.  Forest planning in Michigan using a GIS approach.  Pages 364-369 in I. D. Thompson, editor.  Proceedings of the International Union of Game Biologists, XXI Congress, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.