Thomas Rodhouse

Courtesy Appointment, National Park Service

Office: 541-312-6425

Graduate & Research Center

Graduate & Research Center 214

650 SW Columbia Street

650 SW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97702
Ph.D. in Natural Resources, University of Idaho
M.S. in Biogeography, Oregon State University
B.S. in Wildlife Science, Oregon State University
B.S. in Anthropology, Lewis and Clark College
Statistics Graduate Coursework Certificate, University of Idaho
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Selected Recent Publications (see Google Scholar for complete list here):

Smith, A.B., E.A. Beever, A.E. Kessler,…,T.J. Rodhouse,…, and others. 2019. Alternatives to genetic affinity as a context for within-species response to climate. Nature Climate Change.

Rodhouse, T.J., R.M. Rodriguez, K.M. Irvine, K.M. Banner, P.C. Ormsbee, J. Barnett. 2019. Evidence of region-wide bat population decline from long-term monitoring and Bayesian occupancy models with empirically-informed priors. Ecology and Evolution 9:11078-11088.

Irvine, K.M., W.J. Wright, E.K. Shanahan, and T.J. Rodhouse. 2019. Comprehensive framework for modeling plant cover class data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10:1749-1760.

Esposito, D., T.J. Rodhouse, R. Mata-Gonzalez, and M. Hovland. 2019. Differential species responses to aspects of resistance to invasion in two Columbia Plateau protected areas. Rangeland Ecology and Management 72:773-782.

Banner, K.M., K.M. Irvine, T.J Rodhouse, D. Donner, A.R. Litt. 2019. Statistical power of dynamic occupancy models to identify temporal change: informing the North American Bat Monitoring Program. Ecological Indicators 105:166-176.

Hovland, M., R. Mata-Gonzalez, R.P. Schreiner, T.J. Rodhouse. 2019. Fungal facilitation in rangelands: do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi mediate resilience and resistance in sagebrush steppe. Rangeland Ecology and Management 72:678-691.

Weller, T.J., T.J., Rodhouse, D.J. Neubaum, and others. 2018. A review of bat hibernacula across the western United States: implications for white-nose syndrome surveillance and management. Plos One 13:e0205647.


Tom is an ecologist with the National Park Service Upper Columbia Basin Network Inventory and Monitoring Program and holds a courtesy faculty appointment in OSU’s Animal and Rangeland Sciences Department. Tom directs ecological monitoring and supporting research projects in national parks across the western U.S. Tom approaches questions from a biogeographical perspective, with particular interest in the processes of range dynamics – contraction and biological invasion – and uses predictive models to bridge the gap between monitoring and management. Tom is a leader in the effort to develop coordinated bat monitoring across North America, studies American pikas in the context of climate change across national parks, and is also studying long-term dynamics of sagebrush steppe vegetation, rare plants, and invasive weeds in the context of climate, fire, and park management. Tom advises OSU graduate students on applied ecological studies of parks and protected areas. He received a Ph.D. in natural resources from the University of Idaho, an M.S. in biogeography from Oregon State University, and B.S. degrees in wildlife science from Oregon State University and anthropology from Lewis and Clark College.