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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University (2014)

Dissertation: Climate and community assembly in Central Appalachian forests
advisor: Margot W. Kaye

M.S., Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University (2010)

Thesis: Simulated climate change alters post-clear cut forest vegetation communities
advisor: Margot W. Kaye

B.A., Biology (High Honors), Environmental Studies, Oberlin
College (2008)

Honors Thesis: The Effects of Low-intensity selective timber harvesting and community structure on invasive species distribution of woody vegetation in northern Ohio
advisor: Roger Laushman


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Postdoctoral Researcher, Boston University (2014-present)

NSF GK12 Fellow: CarbonEARTH, The Pennsylvania State University, PA (2012-2013)

NSF IRES Fellow: Ecological Research in Spain, The Pennsylvania State University, PA (2011)

Teaching Assistant, School of Forest Resources, The Pennsylvania State University, PA (2008-2011, 2013-2014)

Amphibian Monitoring Technician, Idaho State University, Yellowstone National Park, ID/MT/WY (2008)

Living Machine Operator, Adam Joseph Lewis Center, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (2006-2008)

Stewardship Intern, Pine Butte Swamp Preserve, The Nature Conservancy, Choteau, MT (2007)

NSF REU Intern, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA (2006)

Cooperative Forest Management Intern, MWV, Covington, VA (2006)

Vegetation Management Intern, Student Conservation Association, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN/NC (2005)

Internship, Warm Springs Mountain Preserve, The Nature Conservancy, Hot Springs, VA (2005)


PUBLICATIONS

Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye, CD Canham. Interspecific variation in growth responses to climate and competition of five eastern tree species. Ecology (accepted)

Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye. 2015, Modeling temperature in mountainous ecoregions: Importance of spatial scale for ecological research. Climate Research 64: 99-110.

McDaniel, MD, RJ Wagner, CR Rollinson, BA Kimball, MW Kaye, JP Kaye. 2013. Microclimate and ecological threshold responses in a warming and wetting experiment following whole-tree harvest in central Pennsylvania. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 166: 287-299.

Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye, LP Leites. 2012. Community assembly responses to warming and increased precipitation in an early successional forest. Ecosphere 3: art.122.

Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye. 2012. Experimental warming alters phenology of certain plant functional groups in an early-successional forest community. Global Change Biology 18: 1108-1116.

In preparation (first author only):

Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye. Regeneration niches differ from adult niches in five temperate deciduous tree species. To be sumbitted to Global Ecology and Biogeography

Rollinson, CR, et al. Climatic and environmental drivers of regional change in net primary productivity in ecosystem model simulations of the past millennium. To be submitted to Global Change Biology.


PRESENTATIONS

2015

Rollinson, CR, et al. Integrating contemporary- and paleo-ecological datasets across temporal scales through terrestrial ecosystem models. Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA. (invited seminar)

Rollinson, CR, Y Liu, MC Dietze, et al. 2015. Millennial-scale drivers of carbon storage and flux in terrestrial ecosystem models. American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, CA

Rollinson, CR, et al. Drivers of ecosystem variability across Temporal Scales: insights from a multi-model comparison of ofrest dynamics for the past millennium. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Baltimore, MD (invited oral presentation).

Rollinson, CR, et al. Drivers of ecosystem variability in models and data for the past millennium. 10th Plant Biology Initiative Symposium, Boston, MA. (poster)

Rollinson, CR, Y Liu, M Dietze, D Moore, et al. A multi-model comparison of carbon pools and fluxes for the past 1200 years in New England and the Upper Midwest. 5th North American Carbon Program Principle Investigators Meeting, Washington, DC. (poster)

2014

Liu, Y, JH Matthes, CR Rollinson, et al. Assessing the long-term performance of terrestrial ecosystem models in the northeastern United States: linking model structure and output. American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco, CA. (poster)

2013

Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye, LP Leites. Experimental warming and increased precipitation alter early successional forest community assembly. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (oral presentation)

Kaye, MW, CR Rollinson, MD McDaniel, RJ Wagner. Diverse insights into climate effects on northeastern forest assembly. Biennial Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY. (oral presentation)

Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye. Climate and community assembly in Central Appalachian Forests. Tree-Ring Talk, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. (invited seminar)

Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye. Effects of climate on the growth of northern red oak in Central Appalachian forests. CarbonEARTH Carbon Conference, Penn State University, University Park, PA. (poster)

2012

Kaye, MW, RJ Wagner, MD McDaniel, CR Rollinson, JP Kaye. Cascading effects of climate change on an early-successional forest ecosystem. Eco Summit, Columbus, OH. (oral presentation)

Rollinson, CR, et al. Comparing two different forest succession pathways in an abandoned homestead in southwest VA. American Association of Geographers annual meeting, New York, NY. (oral presentation)

2011

Kaye, JP, MW Kaye, CR Rollinson, MD McDaniel. Adding insult to injury: How will climate change alter plant and soil recovery following soil harvesting. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Milbrook, NY. (invited presentation)

Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye. Forests in a changing climate: the role of regeneration and establishment in determining future forest dynamics. NCCR Climate School, Grindelwald, Switzerland. (poster)

Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye. Simulated climate change alters phenology of certain early successional forest plants. Penn State Graduate Exhibition, University Park, PA. (poster)

2010

Rollinson, CR, MW Kaye. Simulated climate change alters post-clear cut forest vegetation communities. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. (oral presentation)

2009

Wagner, RJ, CR Rollinson, MW Kaye, JP Kaye, MD Abrams. Responses of woody species to increased temperature and precipitation. 17th Penn State Plant Biology Symposium, University Park, PA. (poster)

2008

Rollinson, CR, R Laushman. An analysis of native and nonnative woody vegetation and biodiversity in forest plots with different selective logging histories. 2008 Midwest Evolution and Ecology Conference, Athens, OH. (canceled due to weather)

Rollinson, CR, R Laushman. The effects of low-intensity selective timber harvesting and community structure on invasive species distribution and diversity of woody vegetation. Sigma Xi, Oberlin Chapter annual meeting, Oberlin, OH. (poster)

Rollinson, CR, DA Orwig. Evaluating chemical treatments of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in southern New England. 4th Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Syposium, Hartford, CT. (poster)


GRANTS AND AWARDS

2011

Graduate Research Fellow, North American Dendroecological Fieldweek ($2,000)

ThinkSwiss Fellowship Grant, Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research and Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs ($1,300)

Travel Grant, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University ($500)

Travel Grant, School of Forest Resources, The Pennsylvania State University ($300)

Ecology Travel Award, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University ($200)

2008

Katherine Mabis McKenna Graduate Fellowship, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University ($4,000)

Norman H. Wright Prize in Biology, Oberlin College


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Languages: English (native), Spanish (proficient)

Analysis: R, GIS systems, terrestrial ecosystem modeling, Bayesian statistics

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