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Amanda Rodewald

Garvin Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment

Senior Director of the Center for Avian Population Studies, Laboratory of Ornithology

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Contact Information

Cornell Lab, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Fernow Hall 103
Ithaca, NY 14853

(607) 254-2176

arodewald [at]

Selected Publications

  • Jones, T.M., J.D. Brawn, I.J. Ausprey, A.C. Vitz, A.D. Rodewald, D.W. Raybuck, T.J. Boves, C.J. Fiss, D.J. McNeil, S.H. Stoleson, J.L. Larkin, W.A. Cox, A.C. Schwarzer, N. Horsley, E.M. Trumbo, and M.P. Ward.  2020.  Parental benefits and offspring costs reflect parent-offspring conflict over the age of fledging among songbirds.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Liang, Y., I. Rudik, E. Zou, A. Johnston, A.D. Rodewald, C.L. Kling.  2020.  Conservation Co-benefits from air pollution regulation.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Lin, H.Y., R. Schuster, S. Wilson, S.J. Cooke, A.D. Rodewald, and J.R. Bennett.  2020.  Integrating season-specific needs of migratory and resident birds in conservation planning.  Biological Conservation 252:108826. 
  • Sullivan, S.M.P., M. Rains, A.D. Rodewald, W.W. Buzbee, and A.D. Rosemond. 2020. Distorting science, putting water at risk.  Science 369: 766-768.
  • Rodewald, A.D., P. Arcese, J. Sarra, J. Tobin-de la Puente, J. Sayer, F. Hawkins, T. Martin, B. Guy, and K. Wachowicz.  2020.  Innovative finance for conservation:  roles for ecologists and practitioners.  Ecological Society of America, Issues in Ecology. 
  • Swift, Rose. J., A.D. Rodewald, J. Johnson, B. Andres, and N. Senner.  2020.  Seasonal survival and reversible state effects in a long-distance migratory shorebird.  Journal of Animal Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13246.
  • McNeil, D.J., A.D. Rodewald, V. Ruiz-Gutierrez, K.E. Johnson, M. Strimas-Mackey, S. Petzinger, O.J. Robinson, G.E. Soto, A. A. Dhondt, and J. Larkin.  2020.  Multi-scale drivers of restoration outcomes for an imperiled songbird.  Restoration Ecology 28:880-891. doi: 10.1111/rec.13147
  • Johnston, A., T. Auer, D. Fink, M. Strimas-Mackey, M. Iliff, K. Rosenberg, S. Brown, R. Lanctot, A.D. Rodewald, S. Kelling.  2020.  Comparing abundance distributions and range maps in spatial conservation planning for migratory species.  Ecological Applications 30:e02058.
  • Rodewald, A.D., M. Strimas-Mackey, R. Schuster, and P. Arcese.  2019.  Tradeoffs in the value of biodiversity feature and cost data in conservation prioritization.  Scientific Reports 9: article 15921
  • Martell J.E.M. and A.D. Rodewald.  2019.  Frames, facts, and the science of communicating environmental crises.  Conservation Biology.  DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13424
  • Wilson, S., R. Schuster, A.D. Rodewald, J.R. Bennett, A.C. Smith, LaSorte, F.A., Verburg, P.H., and P. Arcese.  2019.  Prioritize diversity or declining species? Trade-offs and synergies in spatial planning for the conservation of migratory birds in the face of land cover change. Biological Conservation 239:108285. 
  • Bennett, R.E., A.D. Rodewald, and K.V. Rosenberg.  2019. Overlooked sexual segregation of habitats exposes female migratory landbirds to threats.  Biological Conservation 240:109266.
  • Sullivan, S.M.P., M. Rains, and A.D. Rodewald.  2019.  The proposed change to the definition of “waters of the United States” flouts sound science.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 116:11558-11561.
  • Schuster, R., Wilson S., Rodewald, A. D., Arcese P., Fink, D., Auer, T., Bennett, J. R.  2019.  Optimizing the conservation of migratory species over their full annual cycle.  Nature Communications 10:1754.
  • Arcese, P. and A.D. Rodewald. 2019.  Predictors and consequences of earthworm invasion in a coastal archipelago.  Biological Invasions.
  • Hernandez-Aguilera, J.N., J. Conrad, M. Gomez, and A.D. Rodewald.  2019. The economics and ecology of shade-grown coffee: A model to incentivize shade and bird conservation.  Ecological Economics 159:110-121.
  • Rodewald, A.D. and P. Arcese.  2017. Reproductive contributions of cardinals are consistent with a hypothesis of relaxed selection in urban landscapes.  Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Volume 5: article 77.  DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00077
  • Schuster, R., A.D. Rodewald, T.G. Martin,, K.A. Wilson,. E.A. Law, M. Watts , H.P. Possingham & P. Arcese.  2017.  Tax-shifting and incentives for biodiversity conservation on private lands.  Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12377
  • LaSorte, F., D.Fink, P.J. Blancher, A.D. Rodewald, V. Ruiz-Gutierrez, K.V. Rosenberg, W.M. Hochachka, P.H. Verburg, and S. Kelling.  2017. Global change and the distributional dynamics of migratory bird populations wintering in Central America.  Global Change Biology.  DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13794
  • Rodewald, A.D., R.P. Rohr, M.A. Fortuna, and J. Bascompte.  2015.  Does removal of invasives restore ecological networks?  An experimental approach.  Biological Invasions 17:2139-2146.   DOI: 10.1007/s10530-015-0866-7
  • Colorado, G. J. Z.  and A. D. Rodewald.  2015.  Assembly patterns of mixed-species flocks in the Andes.  Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 386-395.

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