My primary research interests include species' use of highly transformed habitats, conservation management in human dominated landscapes and habitat restoration. I am particularly interested in the impact of invasive species on native communtiy assembly and function. Recent work has included quantifying novel ecosystem support of native species, invasive species distribution mapping, and resource use by scavengers in anthropogenically modified habitats.
I am currently working on modeling bird distributions under future climate change scenarios.
Position: Visiting researcher
Supervised by: Dr. Stephen Willis, Dr. Philip Stephens
Contact Details: School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences,
Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE.
2012 MSc Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
2008 BSc University of California Riverside, California, United States
Rogers, A. M., Gibson, M. R., Pockette, T., Alexander, J. L. & Dwyer J. F. (2014) Scavenging of migrant passerine carcasses in the Sonoran desert. The Southwestern Naturalist. (submitted Nov 2013)
Rogers, A. M. & Chown, S. L. (2013) Novel ecosystems support substantial avian assemblages: the case of invasive alien Acacia thickets. Diversity and Distributions DDI 12123
Le Maitre, D. M., Gaertner, M., Marchante, E., Ens, E., Holmes, P. M., Pauchard, A., O’Farrell, P. J., Rogers, A. M., Blanchard, R., Blignaut, J. & Richardson, D. M. (2011) Impacts of invasive Australian acacias: implications for management and restoration. Diversity and Distributions 17:1015-1029.
Selected Awards and Fellowships
Academic Merit Scholarship, Stellenbosch University, 2009-2010
University of California Riverside Dean’s List: Winter 2005; Fall and Winter 2007
University of California Riverside Chancellor's list: 2007-2008