Dr. Robert D. Cox
Office: Goddard 09
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside 2006
I am interested in community and restoration ecology, distribution and conservation of rare and endemic plant species, and ecology of invasive species. In research, I have focused on large-scale restoration experiments with practical applications. I have also researched landscape-scale factors contributing to the decline and loss of native plant communities and rare, endemic species.
I am always recruiting excellent graduate students at both the PhD and MS level. Possible
Development and biomass production of short-grass prairie spp during and after drought;
Smoke-induced germination of native species;
Restoration of plant communities;
- NRM 3302 Range Plant Ecology
- NRM 3309 Restoration Ecology
- NRM 3402 Range, Forest, Wetland Plants, and Plant Identification
- NRM 4302 Range Improvements
- NRM 5308 Advanced Restoration Ecology
- NRM 5310 Advanced Range Ecology
Humagain, K., C. Portillo-Quintero, R.D. Cox, and J.W. Cain, III. 2017. Mapping Tree Density in Forests of the Southwestern USA Using Landsat 8 Data. Forests 8:287.
Ott, J.E., R.D. Cox, and N.L. Shaw. 2017. Comparison of postfire seeding practices for Wyoming big sagebrush. Rangeland Ecology and Management 70(5): 625-632.
Cox, R.D., Chou, Y.F., and D.B. Wester. 2017. Smoke water and heat influence emergence of shortgrass prairie species. Fire Ecology 13:138-148.
Cavalcante, A.M.B., and R.D. Cox. 2016. Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd. -A Potentially Invasive Alien Species? International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 42: 209-215
Roberts, C.P., J.W. Cain III, R.D. Cox. 2016. Application of Activity Sensors for Estimating Behavioral Patterns. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:764-771.
Ott, J.E., R.D. Cox, N.L. Shaw, B.A. Newingham, A.C. Ganguli, M. Pellant, B.A. Roundy, and D.L. Eggett. 2016. Post-fire Drill-seeding of Great Basin Plants: Effects of Contrasing Drills on Seeded and Nonseeded Species. Rangeland Ecology and Management 69:373-385.
Fritts, S.F., B.A. Grisham, D.A. Haukos, C.W. Boal, M.A. Patten, D.H. Wolfe, C.E. Dixon, R.D. Cox, and W.R. Heck. 2016. Long-term evaluation of lesser prairie-chicken nest ecology in response to grassland restoration at two spatial scales. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:527-539.
Kramer, D.W., G.E. Sorensen, C.A. Taylor, R.D. Cox, P.S. Gipson, and J.W. Cain III. 2015. Ungulate Exclusion, Conifer Thinning and Mule Deer Forage in Northeastern New Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 113:29-34.
Cox, R.D., K.L. Preston, R.F. Johnson, R.A. Minnich, and E.B. Allen. 2014. Influence of Landscape-scale Variables on Vegetation Conversion to Exotic Annual Grassland in Southern California, USA. Global Ecology and Conservation 2:190-203.
Cox, R.D., and B.G. Johns. 2014. Dragged-rail Treatments for Reducing Cholla Infestation in SE New Mexico, USA. Weed Technology 28-286-289.
Chou, Y., R.D. Cox, and D.B. Wester. 2012. Smoke water and heat shock influence germination of shortgrass prairie species. Rangeland Ecology & Management 65:260-267.
Cox, R.D., L.H. Kosberg, N.L. Shaw, and S.P. Hardegree. 2011. Effect of fungicides on Wyoming big sagebrush seed germination. Native Plants Journal 12:263-267.
Cox, R.D., and E.B. Allen. 2011. The roles of exotic grasses and forbs when restoring native species to California annual grassland. Plant Ecology 212:1699-1707.
Cox, R.D., and E.B. Allen. 2008. Stability of exotic annual grasses following restoration efforts in southern California coastal sage scrub. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:495-504.
Cox, R.D., and E.B. Allen. 2008. Composition of soil seed banks in southern California coastal sage scrub and adjacent exotic grassland. Plant Ecology ("online first" publication DOI 10.1007/s11258-007-9383-9).
Allen, E.B., R.D. Cox, T. Tennant, S.N. Kee, and D. Deutsman. 2005. Landscape restoration in southern California forblands: Response of abandoned farmland to invasive annual grass control. Israel Journal of Plant Science 53:237-245.