Richard Bruce Root, Ph.D.

1964-2005 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States 
community ecology with special reference to the structure and evolution of insect-plant associations
"Richard Bruce Root"

(1936 - 2013)


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Frank A. Pitelka grad student 1964 UC Berkeley (Terrestrial Ecology Tree)
 (Niche organization in the blue-gray gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea.)


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Walter P. Carson grad student Cornell
Peter Feinsinger grad student Cornell (Terrestrial Ecology Tree)
Merrill A. Peterson grad student Cornell
Peter Wilfred Price grad student Cornell
Leonard R. Brand grad student 1970 Cornell (Cell Biology Tree)
Peter M. Kareiva grad student 1981 Cornell
Saskya van Nouhuys grad student 1990-1997 Cornell
Ruth A. Hufbauer grad student 1999 Cornell (Chemistry Tree)
Tamaru R. Hunt grad student 2002 Cornell
Maria Uriarte grad student 2002 Cornell
Tze-Hei Yong grad student 2002 Cornell
Lori Lach grad student 2004 Cornell
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Hunt-Joshi TR, Root RB, Blossey B. (2005) Disruption of weed biological control by an opportunistic mirid predator Ecological Applications. 15: 861-870
Hunt-Joshi TR, Blossey B, Root RB. (2004) Root and leaf herbivory on Lythrum salicaria: Implications for plant performance and communities Ecological Applications. 14: 1574-1589
Root RB, Batzli GO. (2004) Resolution of Respect Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. 85: 44-49
Menges ES, Root RB. (2004) The Life of a Fire-adapted Florida Goldenrod, Solidago odora var. chapmanii American Midland Naturalist. 151: 65-78
Uriarte M, Canham CD, Root RB. (2002) A model of simultaneous evolution of competitive ability and herbivore resistance in a perennial plant Ecology. 83: 2649-2663
Hufbauer RA, Root RB. (2002) Interactive effects of different types of herbivore damage: Trirhabda beetle larvae and Philaenus spittlebugs on goldenrod (Solidago altissima) American Midland Naturalist. 147: 204-213
Carson WP, Root RB. (2000) Herbivory and plant species coexistence: Community regulation by an outbreaking phytophagous insect Ecological Monographs. 70: 73-99
Carson WP, Root RB. (1999) Top-down effects of insect herbivores during early succession: influence on biomass and plant dominance. Oecologia. 121: 260-272
Carson WP, Root RB. (1999) Top-down effects of insect herbivores during early succession: Influence on biomass and plant dominance Oecologia. 121: 260-272
Root RB. (1996) Herbivore pressure on goldenrods (Solidago Altissima): Its variation and cumulative effects Ecology. 77: 1074-1087
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